JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn.- The Newberry College baseball team tallied a 13-6 win over fellow South Atlantic Conference team Carson-Newman, on Friday afternoon. With the win, the Wolves improve to 25-10-1 and 8-5 in the South Atlantic Conference.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Daymon Totherow (Danville, Va.) went 2-for-5 at the dish with three runs scored and drove in one. JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) went 3-for-6, scored two runs and drove in four while Danton Hyman (Prosperity, S.C.) drove in three.
- Derek Olenchuk (Irmo, S.C.), Jacob Bass (North Augusta, S.C.) and Jeff Sneed (Cumming, Ga.) all scored two runs each for the win. Trejon Smith (Fredricksburg, Va.) and Robert Kosch (Clemson, S.C.) scored one run and drove in two.
-Daniel Nations (Central, S.C.) started for the Wolves on the bump and took the win, throwing five full innings. Nations gave up eight hits and five runs, while tallying seven strikeouts. Marshall Rentz (Charleston, S.C.) logged four full innings on the bump, giving up four hits and one run. Rentz struck out four batters and walked one.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Carson-Newman started the scoring off with a homer to right center from Brandon Roberts for an early 1-0 lead.
Newberry answered back in the second inning when Hyman bunted to second base sending Sneed home to tie the game at 1-1.
Starting in the fourth inning, the Wolves scored in the next six innings. Newberry took a 4-1 lead with three runs scored in the fourth inning when Bass scored the first run on Bradley’s single up the middle. Bradley and Totherow then scored on Gonzalez’s single up the middle for the lead.
The Wolves scored one run in the fifth inning and one run in the sixth. Hyman grounded out to second base sending Olenchuk home in the fifth. With one out in the sixth Smith singled through the right side sending Totherow home for a 6-1 lead.
The Eagles cut Newberry’s lead to 6-5 by posting four runs on the board in the bottom of the sixth. Jimmy Rice scored on Paul Kirby’s double down the left field line before Cade Snapp homered to left field which sent Kirby and Roberts home.
Newberry punched back with three runs in the top of the seventh to increase its lead to 9-5. Totherow hit a sac fly to center field to send Sneed home before Bradley’s double to left center scored Bass and Kosch.
Newberry scored two more runs in the top of the eighth to make the score 11-5. Smith scored when Kosch singled to left field before Hyman singled to first base to send Olenchuk home.
Newberry sealed the 13-6 win in the ninth inning with two runs scored by Totherow and Bradley. With zero outs, Bradley doubled to left center sending Totherow home followed by Bradley who crossed home plate on Smith’s fly out to center field.
The Wolves finish their three game series against Carson-Newman on Saturday, April 2 with a doubleheader at noon.