MIAMI SHORES, Fla.- The Newberry Wolves' baseball team moved to 3-0 on the season, completing a weekend sweep of the SAC/Sunshine State Challenge with an 11-9 win over the Barry Bucaneers at Feinbloom Field on Sunday.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Jacob Bass finished the game with four RBIs, going 3-for-5 at the plate.
- Robert Kosch went 2-for-3 at the plate, driving in three.
- Jeff Sneed and Danton Hyman each had three hits, with Sneed picking up three RBIs.
- Zack Kelly earned the win for Newberry, giving up six hits and four runs in seven innings. Kelly also tallied nine strikeouts on the mound, walking none.
- Christian Pope picked up his first save of the season, pitching 1.1 innings of two-hit scoreless relief.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Newberry’s Gonzalez and Kosch scored the first two runs off a single through the left side from Sneed. Smith then singled to centerfield to advance Sneed to second and Olenchuk to third before Olenchuk crossed home plate off a bad throw. Sneed made the score 4-0 when Bass singled advancing Hyman to second, Smith to third and Sneed to home.
Newberry’s last two runs of the first inning were scored in one play. Kosch’s single to center drove in Hyman and Smith.
Barry scored two runs in the first inning and one in the second to try and cut Newberry’s lead. The Wolves scored just two runs in the third inning. Bass hit another single that advanced Hyman to second and sent Smith home. JoJo Bradley then got on first base on a fielder’s choice that scored Hyman.
The Wolves were quiet on the offensive side until the seventh inning where they scored three runs for an 11-4 lead. Sneed and Smith scored the first two runs of the inning when Bass doubled down the right field line. Hyman scored the last run when Kosch grounded out to third base.
Newberry’s three runs in the seventh were the last runs that they scored in the game. Barry tried to catch up by scoring five runs in the eighth, but Pope's scoreless save kept the Wolves undefeated.
Newberry starts home play on Friday, February 5, when the undefeated Wolves host Belmont Abbey at 4 p.m.