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Blake Bean
Blake Bean went one-for-four with a run scored.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Suffers Loss to Top Seed Newberry

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team dropped the winner’s bracket matchup against No. 1 seeded Newberry, placing themselves on the brink of elimination.

The Wolves opened the contest with a flashy start as the hosts registered six runs in the first two innings and virtually shut down the LR bats en route to a 6-1 victory.

After playing a clean game yesterday, the Bears had a little trouble on the field with three errors in the early going which did not their cause against the SAC regular season champions.

Four Newberry batters had multi-hit performances as the best hitting offense in the SAC are now one game away from advancing to the championship series.

Sal Carricato had another big performance at the plate with a 3-for-4 afternoon. Tyler McPeak had the Bears’ only RBI with a sacrifice fly-out in the top of the third inning.

Newberry’s Bennett Roemer threw a complete game to earn the win. The freshman allowed nine hits and one earned run in his first SAC Tournament outing. Joey Cobb received his first loss of the season after he allowed nine hits and four earned runs in six innings pitched.

Outside of Carricato, there were six LR batters to record a base hit. Blake Bean, Cole Laskowski, Wade Cuda, Cole Stanford, Zach Evans, and McPeak all got aboard with a single.

LR now holds a 4-5 all-time record against Newberry is the SAC Baseball Tournament. LR drops to a 25-33 all-time record in the SAC Baseball Tournament. Newberry lead LR in the all-time series history with a 50-38 record.

The Bears have now suffered 10 straight losses to the Wolves in Newberry, S.C. One run is the fewest amount of runs the Bears have scored in a SAC Tournament game since 2016, when they lost to Newberry by a 5-0 defeat.