April 03, 2015123456789RHE
Win: Wesley Camp (6-2) 7.082236
Loss: T. St. Clair (4-3) 4.074442
Albert Baur (NBY) 545322
R. Perkins (LR) 522100
W. Thompson (LR) 512100
I. Vieitez (LR) 202130
Newberry takes 15-5 victory from Bears

Newberry takes 15-5 victory from Bears
Saturday, April 4, 2015 | by Chas Goodwin, Athletic Communications Assistant

HICKORY, N.C. – Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle for the second time this season as he went 5-for-5 with two home runs, his fourth multi-home run game of the year, four runs scored and three RBIs in the Wolves 15-5 rout of the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears. This was the third contest of the season that Baur has had five hits and two home runs.

JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) had two doubles, two runs scored and four RBIs to tie his career high in runs batted in he set on Wednesday at Limestone. Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Jeff Sneed (Cumming, Ga.) each tabbed two hits and a pair of runs scored while Alex Kirby (Chapin, S.C.) was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

D.J. Martinez (Montpelier, Va.) went 3-for-5 at the dish with a run batted and crossed the plate twice while Jacob Bass (North Augusta, S.C.) had a pair of singles.

Newberry recorded a new season high of 21 hits, surpassing the mark of 20 back on February 14 at Lincoln Memorial. As a team the Wolves were 14-of-31 with runners on and 11-of-25 with runners in scoring position. All nine starters recorded a hit in the contest and eight of the nine batted in a run and scored one as well.

Starting pitcher Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.) went seven complete innings to improve to 6-2 on the year while allowing two runs on eight hits and striking out six. Lenoir-Rhyne starter Thomas St. Clair took his third loss of the year, going four complete innings while allowing four runs on seven hits.

Nolan Schrenker (Valrico, Fla.) drew a one-out walk in the top of the first and came around to score on a sacrifice fly from Sheridan to give the Wolves an early 1-0 lead.

After the top of the first neither team scored until the fifth when Baur belted a solo shot, his first home run of the game, to lead off the top of the frame. Sheridan and Bradley followed with a triple and a double, respectively, before a hit-by-pitch and bunt single loaded the bases for Bass who singled in a run. Tommy Passerello (Davenport, Fla.) picked up a sacrifice fly to plate the fourth run of the inning and send the score to 5-0 in favor of Newberry after four and a half innings of play.

Three singles and a double scored two runs with two outs for Lenoir-Rhyne to cut the Wolves lead to 5-2 but Newberry had answers in each of the remaining four innings.

A booted ball by the Bears led to an unearned run in the top of the sixth and Baur’s second home run of the game, a two-run shot, in the top of the seventh extended the lead to 8-2.

A two-RBI single from Kirby in the eighth took the score 10-2 before a five-run ninth put the writing on the wall for the Bears.

Baur singled to center to start off the final stanza and a walk put runners on first and second without an out. Bradley drove in both runners with a double to the left-center gap while Martinez followed with a double of his own to drive home the Wolves’ leftfielder from second.

Martinez later scored on a single by Passerello and Kirby, who reached on his second hit of the night, scored on a single from Schrenker to complete the scoring for Newberry and put the Bears in a 13 run deficit going into the last half inning.

Lenoir-Rhyne put up a fight as they used three free passes from the Wolves' pitching staff to their advantage to push three runs across the plate before the final out was recorded with the Bears trailing by 10.

Ryan Perkins and Will Thompson were both 2-for-5 on the night while Ivan Vieitez led the Lenoir-Rhyne offense with an unblemished 2-for-2 effort and drew three of the nine walks given up by the Newberry pitching staff.

The series will conclude tomorrow with a double header starting at 1 p.m. at Bears Field.