NEWBERRY — The Bulldogs got the upper hand over the Red Devils on Wednesday night in varsity baseball action, defeating Clinton High School 6-4 at Bill Harvey Field.
Newberry scored early with four of the first five Bulldog batters reaching base including two full count walks worked by Tysheen Nance and Jared Harmon.
Hercules Etheredge singled home Nance while Harmon scored off Jack Huggins’ sacrifice fly.
Newberry played even with Clinton until the top of the fifth when the visitors took a 4-2 lead.
The Dogs barked back in the bottom of the frame. Harmon and Huggins each singled and were driven in, respectively, on singles by Kevis Burton and Trey Kinard.
Jake Bickley walked to load the bases and Shai Werts reached on an infield error to bring home Burton
With the bases juiced, Nance was hit by a pitch to drive in another run.
The Bulldogs led 6-4 but Clinton threatened.
With two Red Devils in scoring position, Newberry’s Jack Huggins caught a Clinton hit at his shortstop position and flipped it to Nance for a double play.
The Red Devils weren’t done though. They had a runner in scoring position at third on their final three at-bats.
Newberry brought in Devin Harmon who locked down the save.
Sophomore Andrew Livingston picked up the win in non-conference action.
The Bulldog bats came to life in this one with hits coming in each of the first five innings of play for NHS.
Huggins and Etheredge each hit two singles for Newberry.
Huggins got two RBIs while Etheredge knocked in one Bulldog.
Bickley was walked three times while Nance garnered two free passes.
Newberry played two games against Batesburg-Leesville on Thursday but results were not available at press time.
Upcoming games include a twin bill make-up day at home against Whitmire on Monday and a region match-up at Mid-Carolina on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs close out the regular season April 22 with a doubleheader, hosting King Academy and Newberry Academy.