March 31, 2015123456789RHE
Georgia College42300000110144
Win: Brady Walsh (2-0) 3.052211
Loss: Robert Westenrieder (2-3) 1.186610
Jake Sandlin (GC) 533200
Steve Hazel (GC) 513300
Nolan Schrenker (NBY) 404010
Wolves split series with Bobcats

Wolves split series with Bobcats
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | by Chas Goodwin, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY – The Georgia College and State Bobcats tallied nine runs in the first three innings en route to a 10-4 win over the Newberry Wolves at the Smith Road Complex on Tuesday evening.

In a game that saw 29 combined hits from both sides, the score was lopsided as the Wolves only produced four runs while out-hitting Georgia College 15-14.

Newberry was 5-of-17 with runners in scoring position, leaving 14 runners on, while the Bobcats were 7-of-16.

Robert Westenrieder (Taylors, S.C.) was tagged with the loss after allowing six runs on eight hits in 1.1 innings and Brady Walsh picked up his second win in three innings of relief for Georgia College, surrendering two runs on five hits.

Four runs in the top of the first put the Wolves in an early hole as two singles and a walk loaded the bases for Dylan Cook who hit a groundball just inside the third base line for a double and drove in two runs. Steve Hazel followed Cook with a single to center to plate the other two runs of the inning for the Bobcats. Westenrieder worked out of the jam with a double play but Georgia College had a 4-0 lead after the top of the first.

Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.) led off the bottom of the first with a double off the left field wall and JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) ripped a single down the right field line to plate Camp but was thrown out at second trying to stretch the hit into a double. Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) produced back-to-back singles but a double play ball ended the inning with the score still in favor of Georgia College, 4-1.

Westenrieder recorded the first out of the inning in the top of the second but three straight singles ended his outing and Mike DeLee (Dorchester, S.C.) came on in relief with the score 5-1. DeLee gave up a single in between the second and third outs of the inning to stop the bleeding at 6-1 heading into the home half of the second.

The Bobcats tacked on three more runs in the top of the third as a leadoff single and an error put runners on first and third without an out. A strikeout and a stolen base set up second and third with one out for Jake Sandlin, hitting a single to center to plate both runs and later came around to score on an error to extend the lead to 9-1 in favor of Georgia College when the top half of the third ended.

Camp and Bradley laced back-to-back singles and Sheridan walked a batter later to load the bases with one out. Jeff Sneed (Cumming, Ga.) came up with a big hit back up the middle to plate two runs and cut the Bobcats' lead to six. However, the Wolves left the bases loaded and the score remained 9-3 until the ninth inning.

Newberry squandered two more bases loaded opportunites in the fifth and seventh as they left all three runners stranded in both innings.

Matt Chapman (Summerville, S.C.) looked sharp as he tossed 2.2 innings of one hit baseball and did not allow a run or walk while fanning six batters, a new career high for the senior.

Daniel Nations (Central, S.C.) added three scoreless, hitless innings of relief and struck out three without giving up a free pass.

Walsh, Bryce Bush and Chris Gammon combined for the five scoreless innings for the Bobcats, allowing three hits, two walks and struck out six.

Marshall Rentz (Charleston, S.C.) threw the final frame for the Wolves and allowed a run on two hits while striking out two batters, setting the score at 10-3 as Newberry had three outs to go.

Sheridan led off the bottom of the ninth with a single and stole a base before coming around to score on a fielder’s choice by Jason Taylor (Woodruff, S.C.) to complete the scoring. The final out was recorded two batters later with the score 10-4 in favor of Georgia College to force the season split with the Wolves.

Nolan Schrenker (Valrico, Fla.) led all hitters with a perfect 4-for-4 on the night while Bradley went 3-for-5. Camp, Sheridan and Sneed all tabbed two hits each while Sneed drove in a pair and Camp scored twice. 

Newberry drops to 20-16 overall while Georgia College has now won 11 of their last 12 games to move to 18-13.

The Wolves travel to Gaffney tomorrow for a 3 p.m. showdown with the Limestone Saints.