The Newburg baseball team (0-9, 0-3 FL) hosted Iberia and Licking for a pair of Frisco League games on Monday, April 10. Newburg was mercy ruled in both games, losing to Iberia 14-2 and Licking 25-4.
Errors continue to be an issue for the Wolves, as they committed a total of 14 between the two contests. Those errors led to seven unearned runs against Iberia and 13 unearned runs against Licking.
Gus Enke started against Iberia, allowing 11 runs in five innings, but only five of those runs were earned. He struck out six and walked four, while allowing 10 hits in the loss. Justin Cantu pitched an inning in relief and allowed three runs, two of which were earned in an inning. He didn't allow any hits, but walked four.
Jacob Russell provided the top highlight for Newburg, launching a solo shot as one of Newburg's two runs and their lone base hit.
The error bug carried into the matchup with Licking, as the Wolves had eight errors in game two. Travis McWilliams started against the Wildcats, allowing 15 runs, only six of which were earned. He walked five and struck out five, while allowing 10 hits. Cantu relieved him by allowing 10 runs, six of which were earned, while walking seven and striking out one.
The offense was able to get on the board with four runs in the fourth. Russell drove in two of those runs with a double, while Tanner MacDonald and Jesse Blake also drove in runs. Newburg had just two hits in the game.
Newburg followed up the doubleheader with another conference game on Tuesday, April 11 with a trip to Plato, but results were not available at press time. Their next game will be their fourth straight Frisco League game at Richland on Thursday, April 13.