NEWBERRY - The Newberry Wolves went on the road this past weekend and returned to Newberry with a major upset, sweeping the Wingate Bulldogs at home for the Wolves' first sweep of the Bulldogs since 1999. Newberry will carry the momentum into a non-conference matchup with the Georgia College and State Bobcats on Tuesday night at the Smith Road Complex.
WHERE: Newberry, S.C. - Smith Road Complex
WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, at 6 p.m.
RECORDS: Newberry 20-15, 12-8 SAC and Georgia College 17-13, 7-8 PBC
LIVE AUDIO: AM 1240 WKDK in Newberry County
LIVE VIDEO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv
LIVE STATS: http://www.NewberryStats.com
WEATHER: Mostly sunny with a high of 74 degrees at first pitch fading to partly cloudy and 65 degrees at 9 p.m.
Newberry was outstanding this past weekend in Wingate, N.C., as they took all three decisions from the Bulldogs with scores of 7-4, 11-1 and 6-3.
Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.) went 7.2 innings in game one to earn the win after allowing three runs on nine hits, striking out five and walking only one to up his record to 5-2.
Jon Rosenberger (Anderson, S.C.) followed up in game two with a seven inning, complete game effort. The right-hander surrendered one run on six hits, fanned eight and did not walk a batter en route to his first win of the 2015 campaign.
Cole Cromer (North Augusta, S.C.) threw on Sunday, going six complete with two runs on seven hits. He struck out three and walked one in the outing to improve to 5-3 on the year.
Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) was named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week for his efforts in the Wolves 4-1 week, the first honor for Newberry this season and Sheridan's first of his career. The senior was 12-for-22 (.545) with four doubles, a home run, nine RBIs and six runs scored for the week, tallying three games with three hits and one contest with four. He went 7-for-13 this past weekend in Wingate with two doubles, two runs driven in and scored three times.
Jacob Bass (North Augusta, S.C.) had a breakout weekend for the Wolves, hitting .700 with seven hits, including a double, drove in three runs, and crossed the plate four times. Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) also tallied five hits, scored four time and drove in as many on the weekend.
The trio of Sheridan, Bass and Baur totaled 19 of Newberry's 26 hits, nine of 20 RBIs and scored 11 of the 24 runs on the weekend.
Robert Kosch (Clemson, S.C.) drew seven walks in the three games, which was more walks than the entire Wingate club drew (5), scored four runs and drove in a pair.
Jeff Sneed (Cumming, Ga.) drove in four runs and scored as many while JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) score three runs and Nolan Schrenker (Valrico, Fla.) knocked in a pair.
Newberry took the first meeting against the Bobcats on February 10, riding nearly perfect four innings from Robert Westenrieder (Taylors, S.C.) who made his first appearance in a Newberry uniform and recorded his first career win. Westenrieder did not allow a run or a hit while striking out five Bobcats.
Kosch, Sneed and Bass each tabbed three hits and two runs batted in each in the Wolves 10-5 victory. Bass and Kosch both scored twice while Zach White (Taylors, S.C.) also contributed two hits, a RBI and a run scored.
Georgia College and Newberry both left 11 runners on base but Newberry went 8-for-18 with runners in scoring postion while the Bobcats only mustered six hits in 12 opportunities.
The Bobcats dropped eight of their first 11 games before going on a 14-5 run, including winning 10 of their last 11 games to arrive at their 17-13 record.
As a team Georgia College is batting .315 with 37 home runs and have driven in 224 of their 245 runs scored. Their batting average ranks fifth in the Peach Belt Conference and also rank in the top five in on-base percentage (5th), slugging percentage (3rd), home runs (4th) and doubles (2nd).
Dylan Cook is the leading hitter with team highs in batting average (.397) and hits (48). Jake Sandlin has supplied the power as he is hitting .352 with 11 doubles, three triples and seven home runs which are all team highs.
On the mound Georgia College has a 5.77 ERA with 83 walks and 162 strikeouts in 256 innings pitched while opposing batters are hitting .311 off the 'Cats staff for the year. Their ERA is ranked 11th in the PBC while they have struck out the fewest batters in the league, but have surrendered the second fewest walks.
Westenrieder will make his sixth start of the season for Newberry, carrying a 2-2 record with a 5.68 ERA. The freshman has struck out 24 batters in 31.2 innings while walking 18 and has a .302 opponent batting average.