|April 01, 2017||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||R||H||E|
|Win: Tyler Fuhr (1-1)||1.0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Loss: Jimmy Doolittle (0-2)||0.1||2||2||0||0||1|
|Danton Hyman (NBY)||5||1||2||0||0||0|
|Daymon Totherow (NBY)||5||1||2||2||0||0|
|Jeff Sneed (NBY)||5||1||2||0||0||0|
|Zach White (NBY)||4||0||2||0||0||0|
|Bradley Brown (WU)||5||1||3||0||0||0|
|April 01, 2017||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Tristan Smaltz (2-1)||5.0||4||0||0||1||5|
|Loss: Cameron Price (2-1)||3.1||4||7||2||4||2|
|Daymon Totherow (NBY)||3||2||2||0||1||0|
|Trejon Smith (NBY)||4||1||2||1||0||0|
|Colby Barnette (WU)||4||0||3||0||0||0|
WINGATE, N.C. – Newberry showed a flair for the dramatic in Saturday’s early game, rebounding from a 3-2 deficit to outlast Wingate 5-3 in extra innings, before breaking Game Two open with a four-run third to sweep the series with the Bulldogs and notch their 12th win in the last 14 contests.
The Wolves (24-14, 10-5 SAC) have now won four of their five South Atlantic Conference series this season, including sweeping Carson-Newman and Wingate (15-21, 6-2 SAC), to launch into a tie for third place in the league standings with Lincoln Memorial. Newberry has won eight of its last nine inside the conference with three series remaining as the Wolves look to advance to their seventh consecutive league tournament.
Newberry used a two-run 10th inning to clinch the series in the early game. Daymon Totherow reached on a one-out error and moved to second on a stolen base before scoring on Trejon Smith’s RBI single through the right side. A Tommy Passerello sacrifice fly provided the Wolves an insurance run.
Charlie Fessler entered the game seeking his fifth save of the season and struck out the first two batters he faced. He induced a popup on the infield to render a two-out single harmless and move into second place in saves in the SAC.
Tyler Fuhr earned the win in relief for Newberry by limiting Wingate to a hit in his inning of work. Reigning AstroTurf SAC Pitcher of the Week Evan Estridge gave up three runs, two of which were earned, on 10 hits through his eight innings on the mound.
Newberry jumped ahead with a pair of runs in the first and withstood a Wingate comeback that saw the Bulldogs take a brief lead in the fifth. Robert Kosch and Danton Hyman led off the game with a pair of singles before a fielder’s choice led to the game’s first out. With runners on first and second, a booming double to right field by Totherow brought both runners home for the early lead.
The Wolves fell behind as Wingate tallied single runs in the third through fifth innings, but rebounded to knot the score at three on an RBI single through the left side by Ben Herring.
Totherow returned to go 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored in Game Two, with Trejon Smith also recording a multi-hit game. The fifth through eighth spots in the order (Smith, Sneed, Herring, and White) represented four hits, three runs, and all five Newberry RBI’s in the contest.
Newberry did the bulk of its damage in the second and third innings of Game Two. Sneed was the second-inning hero, singling in a run and stealing home to put the Wolves ahead 2-1.
After a single run tied the game in the bottom of the second, Newberry exploded for four runs in the third to take the lead for good. Sneed, Herring, and White each recorded RBI’s in the frame; the Wolves also took advantage of two Wingate errors to put an unearned run on the board.
Tristan Smaltz improved to 2-1 on the season with five solid innings out of the bullpen. He scattered four hits without allowing a run and struck out five batters to set a season high.
Newberry returns to action Tuesday, hosting Lander at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Smith Road Complex.