NEWBERRY, S.C.- Despite a hard fight, the Newberry College baseball team dropped to the No. 5 USC Aiken Pacers 9-5, on Wednesday night. The Wolves hung with the Pacers keeping the score tied at 5-5 until the tenth inning when the Pacers put up four runs for the win.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Daymon Totherow (Danville, Va.) scored three runs and drove one in while going 2-for-5 at the plate. Jeff Sneed (Cumming, Ga.) and Jacob Bass (North Augusta, S.C.) both scored one run each.
- Michael Gonzalez (Wilsonville, Ore.) drove in two runners while JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) drove in one.
- Danton Hyman (Prosperity, S.C.) got the start, logging four full innings on the bump. Hyman gave up five runs and six hits and tallied two strikeouts. Charlie Fessler (Summerville, S.C.) logged 1.2 innings and Marshall Rentz (Charleston, S.C.) logged 3.0 innings, giving up three hits.
- Mike DeLee (Dorchester, S.C) tossed 0.1 innings tallying one strikeout before Austin Walker (Charleston, S.C.) came in and gave up three hits and four runs, taking the loss. Tyler Fuhr (Anderson, S.C.) ended the game for Newberry tallying one strikeout.
HOW IT HAPPENED
USC Aiken started the game with one run in the first inning with Skylar Merca scoring on Zach Moon’s single. Newberry answered in the bottom of the first when Totherow scored on Gonzalez’s sac fly to right field.
Mitchell Price sent a ball over left field in the second inning for USC Aiken before Sneed scored on Totherow’s single for Newberry. Bass then stole home for a 3-2 lead in the second. Totherow scored the last run of the second inning on Gonzalez’s single to center field.
USC Aiken took a 5-4 lead in the third and fourth innings with one run each scored by Merca, Pal and Ammerman. Newberry then tied the game at 5-5 in the fourth when Totherow was sent home on Bradley’s triple to center field for his third run of the game.
The score was locked at 5-5 for the rest of the game until the tenth inning when USC Aiken took the 9-5 win by scoring four more runs. Luke Westerberg and Joey Smithers both scored on a throwing error by Newberry’s pitcher, Walker. Moon ended the game with a homer down the left field line also sending Brian Parrei home.
The team takes on Tusculum on Friday, April 8 at 6 p.m. then again on Saturday for a doubleheader at 1 p.m.