NEWBERRY- The Newberry College Baseball team hopes to defeat the Georgia College Bobcats in non-conference play on Tuesday, March 22. The game will be played at Smith Road Complex starting at 6 p.m.
WHO: Newberry College Wolves vs. Georgia College Bobcats
WHERE: Smith Road Complex, Newberry, S.C.
WHEN: 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE WOLVES
The Wolves went 3-0 against Trevecca Nazarene in non-conference play this past weekend. The team defeated the Trojans by scores of 8-7, 9-0 and 3-2, respectively.
In game one, JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) scored two runs and drove two in while Danton Hyman (Prosperity, S.C.) drove in one. Michael Gonzalez (Wilsonville, Ore.) went 3-for-3 at the plate and scored one run and drove in one while Trejon Smith (Fredricksburg, Va.) also scored one run and drove in one. Olenchuk, Jeff Sneed (Cumming, Ga.) and Daymon Totherow (Danville, Va.) all scored one run and drove in one each while Robert Kosch (Clemson, S.C.) scored one run. Daniel Nations (Central, S.C.) got the start for Newberry pitching 6.0 innings. Nations gave up six hits and four runs while tallying eight strikeouts. Robert Westenrieder (Taylors, S.C.) pitched 3.0 innings giving up five hits and three runs while Cody Ezzell (Greensboro, N.C.) took the win logging 1.0 inning, tallying one strikeout.
In game two, Derek Olenchuk (Irmo, S.C.) went 3-for-5 at the plate, scored two runs and drove in one. Totherow and Hyman scored two runs each while Landon Allison (Newberry, S.C.), Smith and Kosch scored one each run. Mike DeLee (Dorchester, S.C.) took the win for Newberry, logging six full innings on the bump. DeLee tallied 10 strikeouts and only gave up four hits. Marshall Rentz (Charleston, S.C.) tallied the save in three full innings, while striking out two.
In game three, Olenchuk, Hyman and Kosch all scored one run each for the win while Gonzalez, Smith and Sneed each drove one in. Zack Kelly (Daleville, Va.) took the win for Newberry, tallying seven innings on the bump. Kelly gave up five hits and two runs while tallying two strikeouts.
LAST MEETING WITH THE BOBCATS
The team fell to Georgia College last season 10-4. Newberry was 5-of-17 with runners in scoring position, leaving 14 runners on, while the Bobcats were 7-of-16. Nolan Schrenker (Valrico, Fla.) led all hitters with a perfect 4-for-4 on the night while Bradley went 3-for-5. Wesley Camp, Brandan Sheridan and Sneed all tabbed two hits each while Sneed drove in a pair and Camp scored twice.
Westenrieder recorded the first out of the inning in the top of the second but three straight singles ended his outing and DeLee came on in relief with the score 5-1. DeLee gave up a single in between the second and third outs of the inning to stop the bleeding at 6-1 heading into the home half of the second.
Matt Chapman looked sharp as he tossed 2.2 innings of one hit baseball and did not allow a run or walk while fanning six batters, a new career high for the senior. Nations added three scoreless, hitless innings of relief and struck out three without giving up a free pass. Rentz threw the final frame for the Wolves and allowed a run on two hits while striking out two batters, setting the score at 10-3 as Newberry had three outs to go.
SCOUTING GEORGIA COLLEGE
Senior Dylan Cook, second baseman for Georgia College baseball (13-12, 7-8 PBC), was awarded the AstroTurf/Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Baseball Player of the Week. The Bobcats began the week with a non-conference game against Clark Atlanta where Cook went 4-for-6 at the plate and collected four RBI, three from a home run in the third inning. Cook had three more home runs throughout the weekend series against Montevallo racking up two RBIs in the first game and four in the third. Cook ranks among the best in the PBC for batting. He holds the second spot in home runs in the conference, while ranking third in batting average and fourth in RBIs.
The team defeated the University of Montevvallo 8-1, this past weekend. The win went to starting pitcher Trevor Guthrie who took the mound for just over five innings for his sixth appearance this season. He gave up only a single hit while racking up four strikeouts against Montevallo. Reliever Cameron Busby closed the game, pitching the final three and two-thirds innings. In that time, he struck out two Falcons and only allowed a single hit. Cook led the team in RBIs with all four coming from his two home runs. Tanner Giesel and Logan Mattix each had a single home run; Giesel had two RBIs from his while Mattix had one. Wesley Wommack's RBI came from the only double in the game.
The Wolves are back in South Atlantic Conference play starting on Friday, March 25 against Wingate University for a three game series. The single game will be played at 6 p.m. on Friday night followed by a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m.