|March 03, 2018||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||R||H||E|
|Win: Jacob Jeffcoat (2-0)||2.0||3||2||2||0||1|
|Loss: Fausto Turro (0-2)||1.1||4||6||6||1||3|
|Colin Allman (NBY)||6||4||4||7||0||3|
|Daniel Vitello (MHU)||4||0||3||0||0||0|
|Matt Honeycutt (MHU)||5||2||3||2||1||2|
|March 03, 2018||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Jared Mathewson (1-0)||7.0||5||2||2||2||9|
|Loss: Ryan Harbin (2-1)||6.0||5||3||3||1||8|
|Danton Hyman (NBY)||3||0||2||1||0||0|
|Colin Allman (NBY)||3||0||2||0||0||0|
|Daniel Vitello (MHU)||3||1||2||0||0||0|
MARS HILL, N.C. – Sophomore shortstop Colin Allman lifted Newberry to a win in Game One of Saturday's doubleheader at Mars Hill with a career afternoon before the Lions eked out a win to even the series in the second game of the day.
Allman hit .667 (6-for-9) with a nearly unfathomable 2.000 slugging percentage on the day, doing the bulk of his damage in Newberry's (7-9, 2-3 SAC) 11-6 win in 11 innings in the series opener. Three of the Tampa, Florida native's four hits in Game One were home runs, including a grand slam as part of a five-run 11th inning outburst to lift the Wolves to a lopsided win over Mars Hill (5-11-1, 2-3 SAC).
Allman tripled in the first inning and came around to score on an RBI groundout by Derek Olenchuk, then hit a two-run homer down the left field line in his next trip to the plate in the third inning. After Mars Hill took the lead in the eighth inning, Peyton Spangler hit a two-run single to give the Wolves a 5-4 advantage.
But the Lions were far from done, hitting a game-tying home run with one out in the ninth inning. Allman responded with a leadoff bomb in the 10th and Mars Hill answered with a leadoff home run of its own to retie the game once again.
In the 11th, however, Newberry took the lead for good. A walk and a stolen base put a runner in scoring position for Spangler, who notched another RBI with a single into center. Three batters later, Allman launched a grand slam to left field that gave Newberry a five-run cushion. Charlie Fessler struck out the side to close out the win.
The duo of Allman and Spangler provided 10 of Newberry's 11 RBI's and nearly half of its 13 hits. The Wolves were outhit 15-13 but stranded just five runners while Newberry pitchers combined to leave 11 Lions on base.
Jacob Jeffcoat ran his record to 2-0 with a win in relief. Evan Estridge was lifted after scattering seven hits across six innings but allowing two runs, one of which was unearned.
The Lions responed with a 3-2 win in Game Two, breaking a late tie with a two-out rally in the sixth inning with a double and an RBI single. Newberry scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings on Tyler White's first career home run and an RBI double by Danton Hyman.
Hyman's day included his ninth and 10th multi-hit games of the season and ran his hitting streak to a team-high 13 games. Allman has reached safely in 18 games dating back to March 2017 and raised his batting average from .345 to .391 on the day.
Ryan Harbin was saddled with his first loss in a complete-game, five-hit effort, walkig one batter and striking out eight.
The teams conclude their three-game series with a rubber game Sunday at 1:00 p.m.