NEWBERRY- The Newberry College baseball team fell to 8-8 in the South Atlantic Conference after dropping to the Pioneers of Tusculum College 6-4, on Friday night.
Going into tomorrow’s doubleheader the Wolves are 25-14-1 overall while Tusculum improves to 27-10 overall.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Daymon Totherow (Danville, Va.) went 2-for-4 at the plate, scored one run and drove one in. Michael Gonzalez (Wilsonville, Ore.), Danton Hyman (Prosperity, S.C.), and Nolan Schrenker (Valrico, Fla.) all scored one run each.
- JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) and Derek Olenchuk (Irmo, S.C.) both drove one runner in.
- Daniel Nations (Central, S.C.) was tagged with the loss, logging 7.1 innings on the bump. Nations gave up eight hits and five runs while tallying six strikeouts. Charlie Fessler (Summerville, S.C.) tossed two thirds of an inning giving up one hit followed by Hunter Hill (Little Mountain, S.C.) who tossed one third of an inning giving up three hits and one run.
- Tyler Fuhr (Anderson, S.C.) ended the game on the mound for Newberry, logging two thirds of an inning.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Jeremy Glore put the Pioneers on the board for a 1-0 lead when Kevin Victoriano reached first on a fielder’s choice. The score stayed at 1-0 until the fourth when John Topoleski scored on Zach Finchum’s double down the left field line.
The Wolves got on the board in the fifth with two runs to tie the game at 2-2. Hyman scored unearned when Totherow grounded into a double play. Schrenker also scored unearned when Bradley tripled down the right field line. Gonzalez gave the Wolves the 3-2 lead crossing home plate on Olenchuk's single up the middle in the sixth.
The Pioneers didn’t answer until the eighth when they put three runs on the board. Creighton Wilke scored on Jim Tolle’s double down the right field line before Tolle and Seth DeHaven scored on Topoleski’s single through the left side.
Newberry put its final run on the board in the eighth inning when Totherow scored unearned.
Tusculum took the 6-4 win in the final inning when Dante Key scored on a wild pitch.
The Wolves finish up their series with Tusculum on Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m. with a doubleheader.