NEWBERRY - The Newberry College Wolves baseball team took the third game of the year from the Anderson Trojans on Wednesday night, picking up their 10th victory of the season in a 9-7 contest. The Wolves will meet Davis & Elkins for the first time in school history on the baseball diamond this weekend as Newberry has the weekend off from South Atlantic Conference play.
WHERE: Newberry, S.C. - Smith Road Complex
WHEN: 5 p.m., Friday, March 6 and 1 p.m., Saturday, March 7
RECORDS: Newberry 10-7, 5-4 SAC and Davis & Elkins 1-3, 0-0 GMAC
LIVE AUDIO: N/A
LIVE VIDEO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv
LIVE STATS: http://www.NewberryStats.com
WEATHER: Friday mostly sunny high of 48 degrees, Saturday mainly sunny sky high of 61 degrees
Newberry picked up big offensive output on Wednesday from freshman Ben Herring (Hopkins, S.C.) and from seniors D.J. Martinez (Montpelier, Va.), Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.).
Herring had a career day as he was 5-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and three runs scored. Martinez went 3-for-5 while Baur tallied two doubles in three trips to the plate and also drove in a pair. Camp made his first start in the grass since April 6, 2014 and picked up two hits, including a double.
Senior Alex Roberts (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) moved to 3-0 on the year as he picked up the win after tossing six complete innings allowing five runs, three earned, and mowed down nine Trojan batters.
Fellow seniors Jonathan Rosenberger (Anderson, S.C.) and Cole Cromer (North Augusta, S.C.) each threw scoreless innings of relief for the Wolves.
The offical stats from NCAA.com were released this past Monday, March 2, and Newberry appeared in many categories. As of March 2, the Wolves were eighth in the country with 77 base on balls and tied for 15th in doubles (34) and triples (7). Newberry also ranks in the top 30 in hits with 160 that is tied for 24th, runs with 108 that places tied for 28th and are tied for 26th with 12 double plays turned. They are tied for 31st in triples per game (.47), tied for 35th in home runs with 10 and rank 37th in doubles per game (2.27) and on-base percentage (.413). To round out the stat categories Newberry is 43rd in slugging percentage (.465) and strikeout to walk ratio (2.51) and are tied for 44th with 19 stolen bases.
The Wolves were also well represented in the individual ranks as well, as six found their names in the books. Baur led the way as he was listed in nine different categories. The senior ranks in the top 10 with 53 total bases (4th) and six home runs (tied for 6th) and is in the top 20 with 20 runs scored (tied for 16th) and 21 runs batted in (tied for 15th). The Philadelphia, Pa., native is tied for 24th in hits with 25 and tied for 27th in home runs per game (0.40). He ranks 34th in slugging percentage (.883), is tied for 47th in doubles with six and is tied for 13th with teammate JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) with two triples.
Sophomore Robert Kosch (Clemson, S.C.) is tied for 24th with 12 walks while freshman Jacob Bass (North Augusta, S.C.) is tied for 33rd in sacrafice bunts with three so far this season.
Pitchers Camp and Cromer were also featured as Camp is tied for 20th with 32 strikeouts on the year and Cromer is tied for sixth with two complete games thus far in the 2015 campagin.
Camp and Cromer will get the start on the mound in games one and two, respectively, this weekend. Camp is 3-1 witha 2.57 ERA and 32 strikouts in 28 innings pitch while Cromer is 2-2 with a 6.35 ERA in 22.2 innings pitched. Cromer also has 17 strikeouts on the season and has two complete games, including a 1-0 shutout win versus Catawba last weekend.