NEWBERRY — With a strong cold wind blowing out toward right field virtually all evening, the Newberry High School baseball teams lost a twin bill Tuesday at Bill Harvey Field to Batesburg-Leesville.
The chill in the air cooled the NHS varsity and junior varsity bats.
The Panther jayvees never trailed in their 7-2 victory that was called because of time after six innings.
For Newberry High School, Dee Gallman was a home run short of going for the cycle. His three hits drove in two Bulldog runs.
Justin Busby had two singles to help the NHS offense along. Also, Tyron Graham got a single and was hit by a pitch.
NHS varsity loses 3-1 to B-L
The Newberry varsity got a lone run across home plate in the second inning of a 3-1 defeat. Ryne Huggins hit both a single and a double to lead the Newberry batting.
Next week, Newberry travels to Clinton on Monday, opens the second half of region play on Tuesday at home against Saluda and ends the week with a Friday road game in Abbeville.
Newberry blasts FCHS 14 – 2
WINNSBORO — NHS found its way back into the win column Wednesday night on the eve of a big region rivalry game with Mid-Carolina.
The Bulldogs offense put up a nine-run third inning to roll past the Fairfield Central Griffins 14-2.
Newberry was led by senior Devin Harmon with four hits and sophomore Andrew Livingston with three hits and a sacrifice fly.
The biggest hit of the night however came off the bat of senior Jared Harmon who drove in two runs with his 7th inning blast over the Griffons left field fence.
The offense was more than enough cushion for the NHS pitching staff.
Pitchers Ben Blackmon and Patrick Yoder who combined to hold the Griffins to two runs.
Newberry (6-3, 1-3) hosts Mid-Carolina on Thursday at Bill Harvey Field.
The JV game starts at 4:30 p.m. with the varsity at 7 p.m. Coach Mike Ware’s Famous Chicken Bog will also be available.