NEWBERRY – Newberry falls to USC Aiken 6-4 in a rainy, non-conference contest Saturday at the Smith Road Complex. Game two of the doubleheader was canceled due to rain.
Newberry got on the board quickly. Haley Simonds slapped a single into right field that scored Willis, giving the Wolves a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
The contest was scoreless until the fifth. USC Aiken tied the game at 1-1 in the top half of the frame. The Wolves answered as Marion hit a single into left field to score Willis once again, giving Newberry a 2-1 lead.
The Pacers scored five runs on two hits in the top of the top of the seven to grab a 6-2 advantage. Newberry attempted a comeback, as they brought the game-winning run to the plate in the bottom of the frame.
The Pacers shutdown Newberry’s rally for the 6-4 win. Game two was canceled due to rain.
Elkins went 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and two RBIs. She also earned the win, tossing a complete game. Devon Morrison was dealt the loss after pitching 6.2 innings and striking out seven.
Newberry will face Benedict (2-5) tomorrow in a doubleheader. Game time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.