April 24, 2015123456789RHE
Win: Wesley Camp (9-2) 9.060006
Loss: J. Doolittle (3-5) 5.064107
S. Billings (WU) 402000
Josh Clark (WU) 402000
JoJo Bradley (NBY) 412100
Jeff Sneed (NBY) 332300
Camp ties up 'Dogs in 9-0 rout

Camp ties up 'Dogs in 9-0 rout
Friday, April 24, 2015 | by Chas Goodwin, Athletic Communications Assistant

FOREST CITY, N.C. – The second seeded Newberry Wolves won their first game of the 2015 South Atlantic Conference tournament over the fifth seeded Wingate Bulldogs, 9-0, on Friday afternoon. 

With the win, Newberry has emerged victorious in all four matchups with Wingate this season, the first time in recorded history. The Wolves improve to 34-16 on the season and have now won 14 games in a row while Wingate falls to 27-21. 

This is the first time Wingate has been shutout since Catawba blanked the Bulldogs twice in the 2014 SAC tournament, 10-0 and 1-0.  

First team all-SAC selection Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.) was sensational, tabbing the second complete-game shutout of his career. The southpaw scattered six hits and fanned six Bulldog batters without allowing a free pass. He improves to 9-2 on the season for the 22nd win of his career, just three shy of the all-time mark of 25 held by John Brown

The game began as a pitcher’s duel as Camp and Wingate starter, Jimmy Doolittle, traded zeros on the scoreboard through the first four innings. 

Newberry struck first as D.J. Martinez (Montpelier, Va.) recorded a one-out infield single and Jeff Sneed (Cumming, Ga.) laced another single to right. The Bulldog’s right-fielder misplayed the ball and Martinez never let up rounding third to put the first run on the board. 

Robert Kosch (Clemson, S.C.) went the other way with a Doolittle fastball to plate Sneed, giving Newberry a 2-0 lead after the fifth inning. 

The Wolves tacked on four more in the bottom half of the sixth as Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) and JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) recorded back-to-back singles to start off the stanza. An attempted sacrifice bunt wound up loading the bases as the Wingate reliever, Tyler Brown, jumped off the mound and fired to first, but the ball popped out of the third baseman’s glove and the bases were loaded without an out. 

The next batter, Sneed, roped a double down the left field line that plated all three runs and extend the scored to 5-0. Sneed was sacrificed over to third and later scored on a wild pitch to put Wingate down 6-0 heading into the final three frames. 

Nolan Schrenker (Valrico, Fla.) was hit by a pitch to start the seventh and came around to score on a RBI-single by Bradley, forcing the deficit to 7-0 after the seventh inning. 

Another hit by pitch started off the eighth and Sneed found himself on base for the fourth time of the afternoon. A pair of walks to Alex Kirby (Chapin, S.C.) and Jacob Bass (North Augusta, S.C.) loaded the bases without an out for the second time in the game. 

A 4-6-3 double play plated a run, but gave the Bulldogs two outs in the inning and a chance minimize the damage. However, a two-out single from Schrenker scored Kirby from third and put the score at its final resting place of 9-0. 

Camp needed just 118 pitches to get through all nine innings while not allowing a runner to advance past second base. 

Doolittle took the loss for Wingate, dropping to 3-5 on the year. Shane Billings and Josh Clark led the Bulldog offense, each going 2-for-4 at the plate. 

Sneed went 2-for-3 at the dish with a double, three RBIs and as many runs scored while Bradley picked up a pair of singles in four at bats. Eight of the nine batters in the Wolves’ lineup recorded a hit while six different players crossed the plate. 

Newberry will face the No. 3 Tusculum Pioneers at McNair Field tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m.