Wolves named PalmettoStateBaseball.com Team of the Week


Wolves named PalmettoStateBaseball.com Team of the Week
Sunday, April 19, 2015 | by Chas Goodwin, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY – The Newberry Wolves baseball team picked up PalmettoStateBaseball.com Team of the Week honors for the week of April 13-17 on Sunday afternoon.

The Wolves went 5-0 this past week with a pair of series sweeps over the Erskine Flying Fleet and the Coker Cobras, vaulting them to the top spot in the PalmettoStateBaseball.com Division II Polls (only teams from the state of South Carolina).

Newberry faced the Flying Fleet on Monday and Tuesday, taking wins of 18-6 and 3-1, respectively. In the 18-6 contest, the Wolves pounded out 26 hits, the most in recorded history through 2001.

Over the weekend, Newberry took all three games on senior weekend at the Smith Road Complex, snaking Coker 8-2, 7-6 and 2-0.

Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.) picked up his eighth win of the season while Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) launched the 29th home run of his career, tying the all-time Newberry record.

The 7-6 victory went 10 innings in the first game on Saturday afternoon and Causey Stanland (Anderson, S.C.) had a storybook ending with a walk-off RBI-double in the first senior day game. However, Cole Cromer (North Augusta, S.C.) stole the show with a complete game shutout in conclusion of the twin bill. Cromer went all seven innings, scattering four hits and striking out eight batters, a season high for the senior right-hander.

Jeff Sneed (Cumming, Ga.) led the Wolves at the plate with 13 hits in 19 at bats (.684). He also had two doubles, two home runs, six RBIs and five runs scored. Baur was right behind Sneed with a .571 average (12-for-21) that included three doubles, two home runs, nine RBIs and five runs scored.

As a team, Newberry is hitting .323 which ranks second in the league behind Catawba (.324). The Wolves also lead the SAC in hits, doubles, triples, walks and stolen bases. Their fielding percentage of .966 also leads the conference while they are third in ERA and rank first in strikeouts.

Newberry has won their last 13 games in a row, tied for the second longest streak in NCAA Division II baseball, en route to sweeping their last four South Atlantic Conference series.

The Wolves (33-16) will put their streak on the line Friday afternoon in the first round of the South Atlantic Conference Tournament at McNair Field in Forest City, N.C. with a 3:45 p.m. first pitch.