Lexington, SC - In a low-scoring contest, North Greenville ultimately fell short to the Newberry Wolves 4-3 in a midweek non-conference game in Lexington. North Greenville outhit Newberry with eight hits, but only one of those hits came with runners in scoring position.
Starting pitcher Zack Kamerman pitched a strong outing, giving up only three earned runs and five hits. Kyle Kadlub, who was charged with the loss, relieved Kamerman in the seventh inning. He allowed one run, which was unearned. Christian Zellner started the game for Newberry. Hunter Hill, who relieves Zellner, became the winning pitcher while Charlie Fessler earned his first save of the season.
North Greenville scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the second with an RBI double to right center by Andrew Plunkett.
A second run would score in the third with an RBI groundout by Connor Grant.
Newberry struck back in the top of the fourth to tie the game at 2.
The Crusaders took the lead back in the bottom of the inning with an Andrew Plunkett RBI single up the middle to make the score 3-2 in favor of NGU.
The next few innings would go scoreless, but in the top of the seventh, the Wolves were able to tie the game with an RBI single.
In the top of the ninth, with a runner at second and two outs a fly ball was hit down the right field line. What should have been the third out turned into a fielding error to give Newberry the go-ahead run.
With two outs in the bottom of the inning, Taylor McCuen hit a deep fly ball to center field, but was just short of the wall and caught for the final out. North Greenville falls to 15-5 and Newberry improves their record to 12-9.
The Crusaders return to action in Tigerville tomorrow afternoon to play a doubleheader against Miles College.