NEWBERRY — The Newberry bats came alive for the second consecutive day as Newberry swept a pair of seven-inning games over Goldey-Beacom to secure their fourth win in the last five games.
The Wolves (7-8) won by scores of 19-1 and 11-5 in the two contests over the visiting Lightning (0-6). Newberry notched 30 hits and scored at least one run in nine of their 12 trips to the plate on the day.
Newberry had a number of standout offensive performances, none more impressive than that of Trejon Smith. The senior went 5-for-6 with eight RBI’s, three runs scored, and a pair of walks on the afternoon. Smith now has eight hits and 12 runs batted in through the first three contests of the teams’ four-game set.
Ben Herring went 5-for-8 on the day and batted in seven runs, including a mammoth three-run blast to straightaway center that gave the Wolves their second home run in as many days. Danton Hyman scored five runs on four hits, while Daymon Totherow had four hits, four runs scored, and two RBI’s.
Hyman and Totherow each extended their reached-base streaks to 15 games in the process. The Wolves have averaged 15 runs and 15.3 hits per contest in the three games this weekend.
Newberry scored 12 runs in the first three innings and never looked back in their 19-1 Game One victory. Evan Estridge kept the Lightning bottled to earn his first win of 2017. He allowed three hits in five scoreless innings. Tristan Smaltz pitched the final two innings as the Wolves continued to add to their lead.
In the second game, Goldey-Beacom took the lead two batters into the game on the first of first baseman Keegan Marsden’s two home runs of the contest. Marsden has now hit safely in all six of Goldey-Beacom’s games this season.
The advantage would prove to be short-lived however, as the Wolves tallied four runs to regain the lead. Goldey-Beacom’s run in the third inning knotted the score at four runs apiece before Andrew Crook singled home Derek Olenchuk in the bottom of the frame. Five Wolves’ runs in the fourth inning salted the game away.
Hunter Hill earned his first win of the season with four innings of work, giving up four runs on five hits. Barrett Walton and Tyler Fuhr combined to pitch the final three innings.