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Win: Emily Marchbanks (12-9) 6.030025
Loss: Evie Scott (6-8) 5.0138531
Kelly Winter (QUEENS) 301000
Ashton Whitaker (QUEENS) 201010
Elaina Frantellizzi (QUEENS) 301000
Haley Simonds (NBY) 413201
Wolves run-rule Royals to advance to Saturday in the SAC Softball Championship

Wolves run-rule Royals to advance to Saturday in the SAC Softball Championship
Friday, April 28, 2017 | by Bryan Eckelberg, Athletic Communications Assistant

HARTSVILLE – Third-seeded Newberry used a four-run fourth inning to dispatch eighth-seeded Queens University of Charlotte 8-0 in six innings Friday afternoon at Byerly Park in the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Championship.

Newberry (33-15) advances to face the winner of No. 4 Coker or No. 7 Tusculum Saturday at Noon, as the Wolves continue to fight their way through the consolation bracket.

Haley Simonds led Newberry at the plate, going 3-for-4 and recording two RBIs. Natalie Willis, Rachel Marion and Myranda Dills all notched two hits in the contest.

Emily Marchbanks pitched a gem in the circle for the Wolves to earn her 12th win of the year. She tossed 6.0 shutout innings, allowing just three hits and striking out five.  

Simonds put Newberry ahead of Queens (21-29) in the first 1-0 after an RBI-groundout. After a scoreless second and third innings, Simonds launched a leadoff home run in the fourth for her 12th bomb of the season.

Newberry scored four runs on three hits in the frame. Christina Linton and Willis also notched RBIs for the Wolves. The scarlet and gray scored one run in the fifth and two in the sixth to earn the 8-0 run-rule victory over the Royals. Dills and Marion collected RBIs for the Wolves.

Evie Scott was dealt the loss after allowing 13 hits and eight runs, five of which were earned. Three Royals collected a hit apiece in the contest.

During the regular season, Newberry swept Coker in Hartsville and split the series with Tusculum in Greenville, Tenn. If the Wolves win the first game Saturday, Newberry will play the loser of Lenoir-Rhyne/Carson-Newman.