NEWBERRY — The Newberry High School Bulldogs might be missing the playoffs this season but they ended their campaign on a winning note as Newberry High School senior pitchers Jack Huggins and Devin Harmon had shut out victories in a Tuesday doubleheader against King Academy and Newberry Academy.
Huggins went the distance in the Bulldogs’ 1-0 victory over the Knights.
Both he and his counterpart pitcher dominated until the Bulldogs got something going in the bottom of the fifth.
Trey Kinard singled to start the frame.
Head Coach Lindsey Stribble put in Shai Werts to pinch run and the move paid off for the ‘Dogs. Werts advanced to second on Jake Bickley’s sacrifice bunt. A wild pitch allowed the speedy Werts to reach third.
Sophomore Andrew Livingston did the rest, hitting a deep fly ball to bring home the game’s only run.
Jared Harmon had two singles to lead the Newberry hitters.
NHS 5, Newberry Academy 0
In the second half of the double header, hits also were hard to come by.
Newberry’s Devin Harmon was down right filthy, scattering six walks over the innings he pitched. By the final frame, Harmon ended his Bulldog career with a no-hitter.
Both he and Newberry Academy pitcher Justin Suber put up goose eggs during the first three innings of play.
The Eagles worked two walks to put runners in scoring position in the top half of the fourth but Harmon escaped the jam.
In the bottom half of the inning, Hercules Etheredge led with a single. Then Werts flew out to left field.
Kinard drove in Etheredge with a sacrifice fly to break the scoreless tie. The ‘Dogs led 1-0.
Bickley walked and once again a Newberry pinch runner, Justin Busby, came around to score. Kevis Burton drove him in. Devin Harmon reached when he was hit by a pitch. Tysheen Nance’s double brought scored Burton and Harmon.
The ‘Dogs led 4-0 and Newberry Academy starter Justin Suber’s day was done.
NHS worked a wild pitch from NA reliever Josh Sawyer and Nance hustled home to make it 5-0.
Nance and Huggins both doubled; while Kinard, Etheredge and Burton each singled for the Bulldogs.
NA Eagles who walked off of Harmon included, Daniel Bannister, Landon York, Dylan Mackeben, Justin Suber and Luke Carraway (2 walks).
It also was senior night at Bill Harvey field. Between games, seniors Jake Bickley, Hercules Etheredge, Devin Harmon, Jared Harmon, Jack Huggins and Tysheen Nance were recognized along with their families.