Lenoir-Rhyne (19-6, 5-1) and Newberry (12-12, 1-5) split a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon at the Smith Road Complex. Newberry rallied to win the first contest, 7-3, while L-R shut out the Wolves, 2-0, in the nightcap.
Game One - Newberry 7, Lenoir-Rhyne 3
Trailing by a 3-2 score, Newberry broke through with a five-run sixth inning, all with two outs, to take the first game of the doubleheader. In the frame, Darrian Jamison (Versailles, Ky.) connected on the game-winning, two-run single and finished the contest with three runs batted in.
For the Bears, senior first baseman Jessica Fellmeth (Waxhaw, N.C.) and sophomore outfielder Brittany Coursen (Virginia Beach, Va.) each drove in a run but freshman Brandi Hole (Sandy Ridge, N.C.) fell to 10-4 on the year after suffering the loss on the mound. Lenoir-Rhyne also saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end with the setback.
Newberry's Kaylyn Camacho (Tampa, Fla.) went the distance and earned the win for the Wolves. Camacho struck out five batters and improved to 5-7 on the season.
Game Two - Lenoir-Rhyne 2, Newberry 0
Fellmeth tallied the lone offense of the contest with a two-run double in the first inning as the Bears managed to salvage the split. L-R freshman Maryann Hoskins (Havelock, N.C.) improved to 8-2 on the season with her fifth shutout of the year. Hoskins limited Newberry to just five hits while striking out five batters in the victory.
Newberry's Shelley Jeffcoat (Lexington, S.C.) (7-4) was tagged with the loss despite allowing just three hits in the complete game.
Lenoir-Rhyne remains on the road to face Francis Marion in a doubleheader on Wednesday in Florence, S.C., beginning at 3:30 p.m. Newberry hosts Wingate next Saturday in a league doubleheader at 1:00 p.m.
Photo Courtesy: Jessica Fellmeth, L-R Athletics