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Win: Zack Kelly (6-3) 6.156568
Loss: Brady Shuey (3-1) 3.165510
Thomas Lopez (COKER) 402200
Robert Lybrand (COKER) 312020
Brooks Estrada (COKER) 312110
Clint Allen (COKER) 502300
Cody Ezzell (NBY) 413310
Newberry Takes Series Opener against Coker

Newberry Takes Series Opener against Coker
Friday, April 7, 2017 | by Bryan Eckelberg, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRYCharlie Fessler earned his sixth save in dramatic fashion, stranding two Coker runners in the ninth to help preserve Newberry’s 10-7 victory over the Cobras Friday night at the Smith Road Complex. The Wolves have won nine straight games and 14 of the last 16 contests.

Newberry (26-14, 11-5 SAC) led Coker (19-15, 9-10 SAC) 10-6 heading into the ninth. The Cobras loaded the bases, and the Wolves issued the call to the bullpen to bring in Fessler. After Coker scored on a wild pitch, Fessler retired the next two batters via a strikeout and a flyout to earn his sixth save of the season, good for the second in the South Atlantic Conference.

Zach Kelly recorded his sixth victory of the season after tossing 6.1 innings. The right-hander notched eight strikeouts in the contest, bringing his season total to 79, good for second in the SAC.

After Coker broke open a 4-1 lead through three innings, Newberry began its rally in the third. Ben Herring and Daymon Totherow executed a perfect double steal, plating Totherow. The Wolves took the lead for good in the fourth as Trejon Smith singled through the right side, giving Newberry a 5-4 advantage.

Cody Ezzell helped plate two Newberry insurance runs in the seventh and eighth innings, notching three RBIs. Tyler Fuhr pitched 2.0 solid innings for Newberry out of the bullpen, allowing just one run and four hits.

Ezzell led the Wolves at the plate after collecting three hits, three RBIs and a run scored. Totherow notched two hits and two runs scored. Robert Kosch, Danton Hyman, Derek Olenchuk and Smith all notched an RBI for Newberry.

Seven other Wolves recorded a hit in the contest. Newberry swiped six stolen bases as a team, its second highest total in a game this season.

Newberry will look to take the series tomorrow with a doubleheader against the Cobras at the Smith Road Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.