|March 07, 2018||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Mike DeLee (1-2)||3.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|Loss: ALVAREZ (0-2)||2.0||5||6||5||4||0|
|Derek Olenchuk (NBY)||4||4||3||6||0||0|
|Ben Herring (NBY)||5||0||3||2||0||0|
NEWBERRY – Newberry pounded out 14 hits while keeping visiting Lincoln (Pa.) off the scoreboard until the eighth inning in a 16-3 romp Wednesday morning at the Smith Road Complex.
The first pitch was delivered by Newberry's (9-9) Josh Stempihar at 11:03 a.m., less than seven hours before the Wolves are scheduled to take on Augusta University at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta. Tuesday's weather necessitated the contraction of the Lincoln (0-4) series to one game and the move to Wednesday, setting up the Wolves' unique two-state swing in one day.
Newberry scored three runs in each of the first five innings before Tyler White's eighth inning home run completed the scoring. Nineteen position players and five pitchers saw action in the contest.
Derek Olenchuk led the Wolves with a 3-for-4 day at the plate, scoring four runs and driving in six. Two of his three hits went for extra bases.
Reigning Southeast Region and South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week Colin Allman continued hitting at his torrid pace, going 2-for-3 with two walks, three runs, and three RBI to extend his reached-base streak to 20 games and his hitting streak to 14.
Danton Hyman saw his 14-game hitting streak come to an end and was officially 0-for-1 on the day, but reached safely four times with a hit by pitch and three walks. Ben Herring also contributed three hits to the winning effort.
Mike DeLee improved to 1-2 on the season with three innings of scoreless relief work. DeLee and starter Stempihar combined to allow one hit apiece through the first seven innings before the Lions broke through for a run in the eighth. Jonathan Elicier struck out the side in the ninth to close the win. Stempihar, DeLee, Austin Walker, and Elicier struck out three Lions each.