NEWBERRY — The Wolves softball team came alive in game two of the senior day doubleheader with Carson-Newman to earn a doubleheader split with the Eagles.
Senior Danielle Basch recorded three hits and drove in one run in the Wolves game two victory over Carson-Newman.
Carson-Newman took a 4-1 decision from the Wolves in the opener, before Newberry took a 7-5 victory in the get-away game.
Newberry seniors were recognized in between the first and second game of the doubleheader. The honorees included Lindsey Workman, Leah Hosking, Katie Capobianco, Casey Stevens, Jennifer Yancey and Basch.
The Wolves move to 19-25 overall and 5-13 in South Atlantic Conference action. The Eagles now sit at 29-15 overall and 8-10 in conference play.
Newberry plays host to Coker on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the regular season home finale for the Wolves.
Game One: Carson-Newman 4, Newberry 1
Sophomore Casey Nellums led the Wolves at the plate in the opener with three hits and one RBI, while junior Madison Burnett struck out four in the circle for the Wolves.
Carson-Newman struck first in the top of the third, before the Wolves opened the bottom half of the frame with a one-out double to left center by Basch. A single to right by junior Gabby Bedard pushed Basch to third, where she would score on a two-out infield single by Nellums.
The Wolves’ offense was stagnant over the final four innings, despite Newberry outhitting the Eagles 8-7.
Carson-Newman plated three in the top of the sixth to earn a 4-1 game one victory.
Game Two: Newberry 7, Carson-Newman 5
Basch was 3-4 at the plate with one RBI, while sophomore Darrian Jamison recorded two hits and two RBI in the Wolves’ game two victory.
Newberry opened the scoring in the bottom of the second when Basch singled to right with one out, before moving to third as Bedard reached on a fielding error by the Eagles’ second baseman. A throwing error by the Eagles’ pitcher allowed Hosking to reach base safely and saw both Basch and Bedard scamper home for the opening two runs of the game.
The lead was cushioned as the Wolves ripped three straight singles. The third single, off the bat of Hosking, plated Basch for the Wolves’ first run of the third inning and Bedard out at third. A Nellums double put Hosking on third, before both her and Nellums scored on a double to center by Jamison.
The fourth saw the Wolves push two more runs across the plate as Capobianco singled to center. Basch followed with a one out double to right that saw Capobianoc score and Basch advance to third on the throw. A sacrifice fly by Bedard scored Newberry’s seventh and final run.
Carson-Newman plated four in the fifth and one in the sixth as the Wolves escaped the Smith Road Complex with a 7-5 victory.