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Win: Michael Boni (2-2) 2.010012
Loss: Robert Westenrieder (1-1) 2.067613
Robert Kosch (NBY) 302010
Allen Staton (NGU) 312411
Shaquille Ro (NGU) 412300
Five run second lifts Crusaders past Wolves

Five run second lifts Crusaders past Wolves
Monday, March 9, 2015 | by Chas Goodwin, Athletic Communications Assistant

TIGERVILLE – The Newberry Wolves took a tough 8-5 loss to the North Greenville University Crusaders on Monday afternoon in Tigerville after sweeping the Davis & Elkins Senators this past weekend.

Newberry drops to 12-8 on the year while North Greenville improves to 12-11 after the only meeting between the two schools this season.

The Wolves left 11 runners on base while struggling to get a hit with runners in scoring position as they only mustered two hits in 14 chances throughout the game.

JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) got the game started off with a bang as he drove a 3-1 fastball over the right center field fence in the top of the first to put Newberry up 1-0.

Bradley pushed the score to 2-0 in the top of the second frame as he drew a walk with the bases loaded but Newberry could only record the one run before the Crusaders got out of the jam.

North Greenville answered in the bottom of the second as they picked up two singles and a double to knot the score at two before Allen Staton drove a 0-1 pitch over the scoreboard in left field to give the Crusaders a 5-4 lead.

Ben Herring (Hopkins, S.C.) cut the lead to one as he blasted a 2-1 pitch into orbit over the right field fence for an opposite field, two-run home run that made the score 5-4 in favor of the home team.

However, the Crusaders answered yet again with two more runs on a two-RBI single through the left side in the bottom of the third to put the score at 7-4.

Neither team crossed the plate for the next two and a half innings, until a one-out, bases empty double and a Staton single plated another run in the bottom of the sixth, extending the lead to 8-4.

A leadoff single from Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.) put life into the dugout for Newberry in the top of the eighth as he was followed up later by a walk and a single to load the bases with only one out. Bradley notched his third run batted in of the afternoon as he rolled a ground ball to the second baseman to plate Camp and narrow the score to 8-5, leaving men on second and third with two outs. The second intentional pass of the year to Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) loaded the bases but a strikeout ended the rally, leaving the score at 8-5.

North Greenville went down in order in the bottom of the eighth and Newberry went 1-2-3 in the top of the ninth to end the ball game, and the Wolves' three game winning streak. Robert Westenrieder (Taylors, S.C.) was tagged with the first loss of his career after surrendering seven runs, six earned, on six hits in two innings of work. The southpaw struck out three batters and walked one.

Relievers Jonathan Rosenberger (Anderson, S.C.) and Matt Chapman (Summerville, S.C.) each hurled two innings in scoreless relief of Westenrieder while Mike DeLee (Dorchester, S.C.) also tossed two innings, giving up only his second run of the season while allowing three hits. DeLee struck out three batters while Rosenberger fanned two and Chapman caught one looking.

Robert Kosch (Clemson, S.C.) led the Wolves offensively as he tallied two hits in three trips to the plate. Bradley drove in three runs while Herring scored and drove in a pair. Baur picked up his South Atlantic Conference leading 10th double of the season with his only hit of the day.

Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) hit a double and Causey Stanland (Anderson, S.C.) recorded a single to round out the Wolves eight hits on the afternoon.

Staton and Shaquille Rolle each picked up two hits apiece for the Crusaders with Staton driving in four runners and Rolle plating three.

Newberry returns to action on Wednesday at 6 p.m. as they play host to the Lander University Bearcats at the Smith Road Complex.