Baseball Drops Series Opener at Newberry


NEWBERRY, S.C. -- Newberry used the most of five hits to knock off third-ranked Catawba 4-2 in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Friday night at the Smith Road Complex. The league-leading and 15th-ranked Wolves improve to 34-10 overall and 17-2 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians drop to 34-10 and 17-5.

Three of Newberry’s hits came in the sixth inning when the Wolves also used a Catawba error to plate three runs and go on top 4-2. A leadoff single, an error on a sacrifice bunt and another sacrifice put runners on second and third for Newberry. Colin Allman cashed in for a two-run double to put the hosts up for good. Kenny Bergmann added a pinch-hit, two-out single for the final run.

Quinton Driggers pitched the final three innings to pick up his fifth save. He allowed three hits, walked one and struck out four. Charlie Fessler (5-3) went the first six to earn the win. He allowed two runs on seven hits with a walk and two strikeouts.

Catawba took a 1-0 lead in the second as Henderson Lentz’s ground out scored Hunter Shepherd, who had walked and went to third on a double by Cameron Morrison. Newberry tied the game in the third, but Lentz and Jacob Nester started the fifth with singles. Heath Mitchem singled home Lentz, but Nester was gunned down at the plate and the Indians settled for a 2-1 lead.

The Indians out-hit the Wolves 10-5, but stranded eight to just three for Newberry. Mitchem had two hits for Catawba. Bryan Ketchie (7-1) suffered the loss. He allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits over six innings with four strikeouts. Riley Myers threw two innings of scoreless relief and allowed one hti.

The teams are scheduled to wrap-up the series with a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 1 p.m.

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«October 2019»
October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

October 5

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

October 7

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

October 8

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3

October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

October 11

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

October 14

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC)

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 7 p.m.

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7:30 p.m.

October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.

October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR

Football vs. NEWBERRY noon

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.

October 21

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

October 23

Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

October 26

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.

October 30

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.


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Soccer (W) Team Photo