Brevard suffers first loss of season against Newberry

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NEWBERRY, S.C. – Brevard College’s baseball team took on Newberry in a nonconference contest on Friday evening, losing to the host Wolves 4-2. With the setback, the Tornados drop to 4-1 on the season.

Newberry (6-1-1) got on the scoreboard first with a run in the second inning. Derek Olenchuk started the frame with a single, advancing to second two batters later on a groundout. Daymon Totherlow singled to left center on the following at bat to put the Wolves up 1-0.

In the fourth inning, Brevard flipped the advantage with a pair of runs to make it 2-1 in favor of the royal blue and white. Hunter Donaldson opened up the stanza with a single to right center, moving to second on the ensuing at bat as Ryan Smith drew a walk. Another walk from Newberry’s pitcher two batters later moved Matthew Proffitt to first and loaded the bases with one out.

Following a fielder’s choice that caught Donaldson at home but kept the bases loaded, Kyle Morrison hit a single to knot up the score at 1-1. Pat Quinn put BC up 2-1 on the following at bat with another single.

Newberry tied up the score in bottom of the sixth, as a costly error by the Tornados allowed the Wolves runner to advance to third base with no outs. Olenchuk hit the sacrifice fly to score Jojo Bradley.

With the contest tied, both defenses forced three-and-outs in the seventh. Brevard was able to get a hit as Christian Dix singled to right center, but he and Donaldson got caught in a double play to end the frame. Tyler Konzen fanned two in the bottom half to keep the contest knotted.

In the eighth inning, Newberry began with a pair of hits, but followed with back-to-back infield flies. Konzen walked the next batter, filling the bases for Trejon Smith who singled and drove home the go-ahead run.

Morrison led the offense with three hits and a RBI.

On the mound, Konzen went 7.2 inning allowing four runs, three earned, off nine hits with four strikeouts. Pittman came in with two outs in the eighth on got the first batter he faced out.

Brevard is back in action tomorrow as they play Young Harris at 11:00 a.m. and King after in a doubleheader at Newberry.

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