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Win: Jonathan Elicier (1-0) 3.021102
Loss: Erik Markwat (0-1) 0.013310
Tyler Miller (AU) 412010
Michael Rochester (AU) 402200
Dillon Carpenter (AU) 412101
Bryce Patrick (AU) 302000
Jeff Sneed (NBY) 433010
Six-run seventh wins game, series for Newberry

Six-run seventh wins game, series for Newberry
Sunday, February 12, 2017 | by Randall Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY – The Newberry offense spent six innings attempting to solve Anderson starter Ryan Owens, managing just five hits and a pair of runs off the Trojans’ right-hander in the rubber game of the teams’ nonconference series.

But the Wolves (3-4) went to work on the Anderson (2-2) bullpen, pouncing on three Trojans’ pitchers for six runs in a decisive seventh inning of Newberry’s come-from-behind 8-5 win.

The Wolves had played station-to-station baseball through the first six frames, tagging Owens for single runs in the fourth and sixth. Catcher Jeff Sneed crossed the plate both times, first after a double and two groundouts. His sixth-inning tally came courtesy of three singles and another groundout that trimmed Anderson’s lead to 4-2.

Owens was lifted to begin the seventh after 83 pitches, however, and the Wolves feasted on the Anderson bullpen. Newberry sent 11 men to the plate in the inning, scoring four runs without recording an out and adding the final two on a one-out single by Trejon Smith.

Peyton Spangler was plunked on the first pitch of the inning and went to second on a wild pitch. A walk and a bunt single loaded the bases for Danton Hyman, who rocketed the third pitch from new reliever Nick Benedetto through the left side to score a pair and knot the score at four.

Another wild pitch and a walk loaded the bases again for Daymon Totherow, whose booming double down the right field line plated two more to give Newberry its first lead of the afternoon. With one out, a hard-hit ball off the bat of Smith deflected off the second baseman’s glove and into right field for two more runs.

Anderson moved to within a run on a solo shot in the eighth and strung together a pair of two-out hits in the ninth to bring the tying run to the plate, but Tyler Fuhr completed the save with a groundout to second to give Newberry its first series win of the young season.

Jonathan Elicier earned the win in relief. He gave up a pair of hits and a single run in three innings of work after taking over for Evan Estridge. The Newberry starter earned a no decision, scattering six hits and four runs across five innings of work.

Estridge allowed a pair in the first but settled in as the game progressed, at one point sitting down eight of nine hitters as he worked through the Trojans’ lineup a second time. Eric Markwat took the loss for Anderson, allowing three runs in the decisive seventh without recording an out.

Sneed was the offensive hero for Newberry, going 3-for-4 with a walk and crossing the plate three times. Hyman, Totherow, and Smith each had a pair of runs batted in, while Hyman also scored a run and pounded out two hits.

Newberry returns to action Tuesday with a nonconference tilt at in-state foe Erskine. First pitch is set for 2:00 p.m.