NEWBERRY - Newberry College senior pitcher Daniel Nations threw the Wolves' first complete game shutout of the season in Newberry' 7-0 win over the Wingate Bulldogs on Friday evening.
Newberry moves to 22-9-1 overall and 5-5 in the South Atlantic Conference with the win, while Wingate is now 19-12 overall and 4-6 in the league. The two sides wrap up the conference series with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. Saturday.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Nations moved to 5-0 on the year with the complete game shutout with a four-hitter, striking out three and walking two on 101 pitches.
- Daymon Totherow went 4-for-4 with two triples and two RBIs.
- Danton Hyman went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
- Jacob Bass and Tommy Passerello each had two hits.
- Wingate's Shane Billings went 0-for-4, snapping a streak of 29 straight games reaching base, which dated back to the 2016 season opener.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Nations let his defense do the work behind him, as the Wolves turned double plays to end the second and the third innings after Wingate leadoff baserunners.
The Wolves took the lead in the first after Bass led off with an infield single, stole second, moved to third on a Passerello single and scored on a Michael Gonzalez sacrifice fly.
Totherow pushed the lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the third with his first triple of the night and another infield single from Bass and sacrifice fly by Gonzalez made it a 4-0 game.
Hyman hit a two-out RBI single in the fourth and Derek Olenchuk brought home another run with a two-out RBI double in the fifth. Totherow capped the scoring with his second RBI triple of the night in the bottom of the eighth.
Wingate threatened to score only once, with Matthew Grecco doubling with one out in the sixth, but he was stranded at third. That would be the only Bulldog to reach scoring position all night.