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Win: Daniel Nations (1-0) 6.032247
Loss: Tyler Byrnes (0-1) 5.234227
Connor Kwalwasser (BAC) 403200
Michael Gonzalez (NBY) 212000
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Loss: Hunter Hill (0-1) 3.295514
JoJo Bradley (NBY) 402000
Trejon Smith (NBY) 212010
Lorenzo Wright (BAC) 212010
Weston Clarke (BAC) 212010
Connor Kwalwasser (BAC) 312100
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Jacob Bass (NBY) 212000
Matt McGarry (BAC) 502000
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Wolves gear up for home opener against Belmont Abbey

Wolves gear up for home opener against Belmont Abbey
Thursday, February 4, 2016 | by Jackie Eddy, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY- The Newberry College baseball team hosts the Crusaders of Belmont Abbey on Friday, February 5 at 4 p.m.  The game is the Wolves’ home opener and the first game of three for their series against the Crusaders. The Wolves then travel to Belmont, N.C. for a doubleheader on Saturday, February 6.

WHO: Newberry College Wolves vs. Belmont Abbey College Crusaders
WHERE: Friday- Smith Road Complex, Newberry, S.C. / Saturday- Abbey Yard, Belmont, N.C.
WHEN: 4 p.m. on Friday, February 5 / Noon DH on Saturday, February 6
LIVE STATS:  NewberryStats.com  (only for Friday)

The Wolves opened their 2016 season down in Florida at the South Atlantic Conference/Sunshine State Challenge from Friday, January 29 to Sunday, January 31. The team swept the tournament 3-0 by defeating No. 20 Lynn 13-9, No. 17 Nova Southeastern 8-4, and Barry 11-9.

In the game against Lynn, Daymon Totherow led the team with four RBIs while going 3-for-6 at the plate. Michael Gonzalez had two RBIs, scored one run, and went 2-for-4 at the plate. Mike DeLee took the win for Newberry throwing 4.2 innings. On the mound, he recorded seven strikeouts and only gave up two hits. Daniel Nations pitched 4.1 innings, tallying five strikeouts and giving up seven runs.

In the game against Nova Southeastern, Totherow led the team with three runs and an RBI, going 2-for-4 at the plate. Gonzalez and Derek Olenchuk both had two RBIs apiece and Gonzalez scored two runs. Robert Westenrieder earned the win for Newberry, giving up three hits and one run in 4.1 innings of relief. Hunter Hill started the game and pitched 4.2 innings, tallying four strikeouts and giving up three runs.

In the game against Barry, Jacob Bass finished the game with four RBIs, going 3-for-5 at the plate while 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.

Olenchuk was named the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week for the games played the opening week of the season, announced Tuesday. 

Olenchuk, a sophomore from Irmo, posted six hits and a .545 average at the plate to lead the Wolves to three wins last week, including a pair of wins over Top 20 opponents. He notched two doubles and two RBIs in a 13-9 win over No. 20 Lynn on Friday and followed with two hits and two RBIs to lead Newberry to an 8-4 win over No. 17 Nova Southeastern on Saturday. 

He finished the week with two hits as Newberry knocked off Barry 11-9 on Sunday. He scored a run in all three games and finished the week with a .727 slugging percentage and a .643 on-base clip. 

The Wolves fell to Belmont Abbey last season 14-10. Newberry was 3-of-14 with runners in scoring position while the Crusaders went 7-for-14. 

Alex Roberts was tagged with the loss after being pulled with only two-thirds of an inning thrown. He was charged with eight runs, five earned, on four hits while walking three and striking out one. 

Brandan Sheridan led the Newberry hitters with three hits in six trips to the plate. He blasted his second home run of the season with a three run bomb and also recorded a double with four runs driven in and two runs scored. Wesley Camp was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and as many runs batted in. 

Alex Kirby and Bass each posted two hits and scored a run each for the Wolves.

In the 2015 season, Belmont Abbey finished 25-25 overall and 16-11 in the Conference Carolinas. The Crusaders went on a four-game losing streak to close out the year. The team fell to Pfeiffer 5-4 and to Armstrong State in a three-game span by a combined score of 25-8.

Lorenzo Wright led the team in runs with 48 while going 56-for-198 at the plate. As a team, they finished the year with a .299 batting average, .386 on-base percentage, and a slugging percentage of .455. They compiled 44 home runs, 505 hits, 107 doubles, 12 triples, and scored 358 runs.

They were eighth in the country in double plays per game with 1.02 and were tenth in the country in double plays total with 51.

The Wolves host North Greenville on Tuesday, February 9 at 4 p.m.