NEWBERRY — The Scarlet squad took the first game of the annual Newberry College Fall World Series by a 6-4 count at the Smith Road Complex on Tuesday night.
The Gray team opened the 2013 Series by scoring a run in the top of the first. Senior Anthony Siler led off the game with a single and after an error on a pickoff attempt he later scored on an infield groundout by junior Alex Kirby.
The Scarlet team wasted no time answering with four runs in the bottom of the first. After two outs, a hit batter and consecutive singles by senior Zach Morgan and freshman David Barboza plated three runs. The fourth run of the inning scored on an infield error.
The Scarlet would add another run in the top of the second when freshman Robert Kosch led off with a triple into the right field corner and would score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of junior Wesley Camp.
The Gray team loaded the bases in the last inning scoring two runs with RBIs from senior Eric Barbieri and Kirby, but sophomore Marshall Rentz induced a game ending double play.
Camp picked up the win on the mound with Rentz earning the save. Junior Will Robbins was tagged with the loss.
Offensively for the Scarlet, Barboza led the way going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. For the Gray team, Siler had two hits and Kirby chipped in with a pair of RBIs.