April 13, 2015123456789RHE
Win: Robert Westenrieder (3-3) 7.0106513
Loss: Foster (4-4) 2.1109911
Brandan Sheridan (NBY) 714100
Jeff Sneed (NBY) 434210
Smith (EC) 503100
Wolves ground Erskine, 18-6

Wolves ground Erskine, 18-6
Monday, April 13, 2015 | by Chas Goodwin

DUE WEST – The Newberry Wolves pounded out 26 hits en route to an 18-6 victory over the Erskine Flying Fleet on Monday, the most hits in any contest Newberry has played dating back to 2001.

This is the third time this season that the Wolves have totaled 20 or more hits and the fourth game with 15 or more runs.

Robert Westenrieder (Taylors, S.C.) picked up the win on the mound to improve to 3-3 on the season. The southpaw tied his career high with seven innings pitched while allowing six runs on 10 hits. He struck out three and only allowed one walk in the outing.

Patrick Clarey (Megget, S.C.) threw the final two innings in scoreless relief, giving up a single hit and struck out one.

The Wolves swung the bats arguably the best they have all season and totaled nine hits in 21 chances with runners in scoring position.

Each member of the starting nine had at least one hit with Jeff Sneed (Cumming, Ga.) and Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) leading all hitters with four hits each.

Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.), Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.), JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.), Alex Kirby (Chapin, S.C.) and Jacob Bass (North Augusta, S.C.) all tallied three hits apiece.

Baur tagged his 15th home run of the season and added four RBIs while Bass also drove in four runs, a new career high for the freshman. Camp, Sneed and Nolan Schrenker (Valrico, Fla.) all drove in a pair and scored at least twice.

Erskine got on the board first as back-to-back singles led to a sacrifice fly opportunity for the Fleet, putting them up 1-0 after the first inning.

The Wolves came thrashing back with a five-run second that saw all nine hitters come to the plate. Bradley led off with a double and was sacrificed over to second by D.J. Martinez (Montpelier, Va.) to put a man in scoring position with one out.

Sneed, Kirby, Bass and Camp strung together singles before an errant throw and a sacrifice fly crossed the fourth and fifth runs, respectively, in the inning to give the Wolves a 5-1 advantage.

Bradley led off again in the top of the third and the Wolves kept their foot on the gas as they added six more runs to the scoreboard. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases before a two-RBI single from Bass started the scoring. A RBI-single off the bat of Camp and a walk kept the inning going before back-to-back RBI singles from Sheridan and Baur ended the scoring for the stanza with the score 11-1.

The Flying Fleet had three singles in a row to start off the bottom of the third inning with the third single plating the second run of the game. A sacrifice fly scored the second run of the inning to cut the lead to 11-3 in favor of the Wolves.
Newberry responded yet again in the fourth as a single, walk and passed ball set up the second two-RBI single of the day for Bass. At the end of four and a half innings of play the Wolves had a commanding 14-3 lead.

There would not be another run to cross the plate until a pair of errors set up an RBI groundout for the Fleet in the bottom of the seventh to cut their deficit to 10 at 14-4.

However, the Wolves scored four answered runs in the eighth and ninth to close out the scoring as Schrenker led off the eighth with his fifth home run of the season. Later in the inning, Sneed picked up an RBI-single to close out his perfect 4-for-4 day at that plate.

A one-out walk to pinch-hitter Bradley Nichols (Winter Springs, Fla.) came at a high cost as Baur belted the 28th home run of his career over the centerfield fence which ended the scoring fest at 18-6 with Newberry on top.

With the win the Wolves have now won nine straight games to move to 29-16 overall on the season while Erskine drops to 31-13. The matchup is the just the fifth non-conference game the Fleet have lost this year.

Newberry and Erskine will complete their 2015 regular season series tomorrow night at the Smith Road Complex with a 6 p.m. first pitch.