Seven wins pushed Columbia to second in the points standings of Region 1-7A at the end of last season.
It’s been and up-and-down season for Columbia, which has been down in dumps over the past month.
MIchael Kirkman was cemented into Columbia folklore Friday night.
Columbia was on the doorstep of a comeback win after tying the score in the sixth-inning.
Newberry, though, refused to fold, silencing the home crowd in the seventh.
The Tigers seemed destined for their first home win in a month, scoring four runs in the third inning to erase the Wildcats’ early lead.