Last updated: March 17. 2014 10:33AM - 369 Views
Robert Cole For The Observer

Luke Carraway pitches for the Eagles.
Luke Carraway pitches for the Eagles.
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NEWBERRY — Although the recent cold and wet weather is more reminiscent of winter, spring sports have returned to Newberry Academy. The Academy’s varsity baseball team opened their season last Friday with a 9-0 win over region foe Glenforest.

The Eagles set the tone early, generating three runs in the bottom of the first. Leadoff batter Landen York had a single, and Daniel Bannister reached first on a dropped third strike. Luke Carraway dropped in an RBI single and would eventually score, bringing the score to 3-0 after one inning.

The same cast of characters started another scoring burst in the third inning when York got another single and Bannister was walked. Carraway drove in two runs with a double. He would eventually score on an error. Later in the inning, senior Justin Suber reached first on an error.

Noah Moody entered as a courtesy runner and later scored on an error. The final two runs occurred in the fifth inning after a Carraway double and a C.J. Connelly RBI single. Carraway went three for three at the plate for the day, and pitched four scoreless innings, striking out nine. Connelly finished the game on the mound, striking out seven more batters and completing the combined no-hitter for the Eagles.

Newberry Academy returns to action Tuesday when they travel to Columbia to face Glenforest again.

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