GREENWOOD- Charlie Fessler (Summerville, S.C.) picked up his first win of the season as the Newberry College baseball team ended non-conference play with a 7-4 win over Lander University, on Wednesday night.
INSIDE BOX SCORE
- Daymon Totherow (Danville, S.C.) scored two runs while Michael Gonzalez (Wilsonville, S.C.), Jeff Sneed (Cumming, Ga.), JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.), and Robert Kosch (Clemson, S.C.) all scored one run each.
- Trejon Smith (Fredricksburg, Va.) went 3-for-5 at the dish, scored one run and drove one in. Danton Hyman (Prosperity, S.C.) and Derek Olenchuk (Irmo, S.C.) drove in two runners each while Sneed and Bradley drove in one each.
- Hyman got the start with five innings on the bump. Hyman gave up four runs and five hits while tallying four strikeouts.
- Fessler logged 1.2 innings tallying one strikeout for the win while Hunter Hill (Little Mountain, S.C.) gave up one hit and tallied two strikeouts in 1.1 innings. Marshall Rentz (Charleston, S.C.) got his fifth save of the season logging one inning.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Newberry took an early 1-0 lead when Totherow was sent home on Olenchuk’s ground out to second base in the first. The Bearcats answered quickly with a homer to left field from Zach Daly in the bottom of the first.
Lander took a 3-1 lead with one run scored in the second and one run in the fourth. John Mangum scored in the second before Taylor Kellner scored in the fourth.
Newberry cut the lead to 3-2 in the fifth when Kosch scored on Olenchuk’s sac fly to left field. Daly hit his second homer of the game for Lander in the fifth inning for a 4-2 lead.
The Wolves took and kept the lead in the seventh inning with five runs scored. Sneed singled to center field sending Totherow home before Gonzalez was sent home on Smith’s single to second base. Sneed then crossed home plate when Bradley reached first on a throwing error by the short stop. Smith ended the inning scoring wise when he crossed home plate on Hyman’s double to right field.
The Wolves end their regular season in Hartsville when they play Coker in a three-game series. The first game will be played at 3 p.m. on Friday followed by a doubleheader starting at noon on Saturday.