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Win: Robert Westenrieder (2-2) 6.085212
Loss: Andrew Dill (0-1) 3.186613
LJ Newman (AU) 503000
Wesley Camp (NBY) 524000
Camp shines as Wolves chase off Trojans

Camp shines as Wolves chase off Trojans
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | by Chas Goodwin, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY – The Newberry Wolves take the final regular season match-up with the Anderson Trojans 7-6 in non-conference action to go up 4-1 in the 2015 series versus the Trojans.

Newberry improves to 17-14 on the year while the Anderson fall to an even .500 at 14-14.

Robert Westenrieder (Taylors, S.C.) picked up his second win of the season after going six complete innings, giving up eight hits and five runs, only two of which were earned, while striking out two and walking one.

Daniel Nations (Central, S.C.) recorded his third save of the year after going three complete innings and surrendering one run on three hits. The junior right-hander fanned six Trojan batters to tie his career mark he set back on February 24, 2014, when he mowed down six Catawba Indian batters.

Andrew Dill
was tagged with the first loss of his career in an Anderson uniform after only going 3.1 innings and allowing six runs on eight hits. The right-hander walked one and struck out three in the outing.

Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.) led all hitters with four hits in five trips to the plate that included a double, triple and two runs scored. JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.), Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) and D.J. Martinez (Montpelier, Va.) each tallied two hits apiece in the game with Bradley totaling a triple, a run scored and drove in one in five plate appearances. Sheridan was 2-for-3 with a double, three runs batted in and scored a run while Martinez hit a double and also scored run for Newberry.

Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Nolan Schrenker (Valrico, Fla.) tabbed the other two hits for the Wolves as Baur drove in a run and scored one while Schrenker posted his fourth home run of the season, a solo shot in the bottom of the seventh.

LJ Newman led Anderson with a 3-for-5 night while Steven Cooper was 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs. Tyler Miller, Brett Cash, and Travis Smith each drove in two runs for the Trojans.

Anderson got on the board right off the bat in the top of the first as back-to-back singles with one out loaded the bases after a Newberry throwing error. However, a base hit through the left side from Cash was all the Trojans could make of the situation and had to settle for a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the first.

Camp started the inning off with a triple to the right centerfield gap and Baur drew a walk, putting runners on the corners with one out. Sheridan blasted a 2-0 fastball off the left center wall to give Newberry a 2-1 lead, but after a balk and a wild pitch, Sheridan crossed the plate to extend the lead to 3-1.

A walk and a single with one out in the of the third for Anderson put runners on first and second, but a fielding error at second loaded the bases and a sacrifice fly cut the Wolves’ lead to one as the score stood at 3-2 after the visitor third.

Newberry had an answer as another leadoff triple by Bradley crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Baur to return the Wolves two run lead, but a one-out single and hit-by-pitch were left stranded on second and third to end the inning for Newberry.

Two more runs scored in the home half of the fourth as a Martinez double and Camp infield-single put runners on the corners with one out. Bradley laced a first pitch fastball through the right side to plate Martinez. A single to right from Baur loaded the bases and Sheridan hit into a fielder’s choice to score Camp from third and the inning ended a batter later with the score 6-2 in favor of the Wolves.

Anderson put a rally together in the top of the sixth as Smith led off the inning with a home run to left and was followed up by a single and another Newberry error to put runners on first and second without an out. A sacrifice bunt moved each runner up 90 feet and a single back up the middle by Miller cut the lead to 6-5 at the end of five-and-a-half innings of play.

The Trojans threatened again in the top of the seventh as a leadoff double and walk without an out had Nations in a tight spot. The junior gave up a sacrifice bunt to have runners on second and third with one away, but two straight strikeouts ended the threat and left the runners stranded to end the half inning.

Schrenker led off the bottom the seventh for Newberry and found himself quickly down in the count 0-2 before he turned on a hanging breaking ball and launched it into the pond beyond the left field fence for his fourth home run of the season, giving Newberry a 7-5 lead after seven complete innings.

Cooper led off the top of the final frame with a double to put life into the Anderson dugout and  was followed up by a single from Newman to put runners on the corners with nobody out for the Trojans. Nations surrendered a ground ball to second and a 4-6-3 double play was beat by just a split-second at first to score the runner from third and narrow the Newberry lead to one. The next batter struck out but with two outs another error from the Wolves had things heating up as the tying run stood 90 feet away and the go-ahead run was leading off of first base. However, Nations caught the last batter looking on an outside 1-2 fastball to end the ball game and seal the win for Newberry.

The Wolves were 4-of-17 with runners on base and 4-for-13 with runners in scoring position while Anderson was 5-of-21 with men on base and 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position. Neither team hit well with two outs as both were a combined 1-out-of-17 in the contest.

“I thought our guys continued to compete through adversity,” head coach Russell Triplett said after game. “We had a lot of adversity tonight because we didn’t take care of the ball very well but we were able to do enough offensively to win the game against a good team.”

“[Wesley] Camp gave us a lift offensively, stepping in and jumpstarting us in the box all night,” Triplett stated. “The other guys behind him swung the bat well and did their job also but [Robert] Westenrieder and [Daniel] Nations threw the ball better than the score showed tonight. We must play better defense than we did tonight but this a big win for us moving forward through the rest of the week.”

Newberry will play host to the Belmont Abbey Crusaders tomorrow at 6 p.m. before traveling up to Wingate, N.C., for a weekend South Atlantic Conference road series with the Wingate University Bulldogs.