The Newburg baseball team (4-6) played a pair of games at the end of last week, facing off against St. Elizabeth on Thursday, April 5, before facing Cabool in the Plato Tournament on Saturday, April 7. The Wolves lost both of those games, falling to St. Elizabeth 11-1, before taking a 14-1 loss to Cabool.
The Wolves kept things close for the first couple of innings against St. Elizabeth. The Hornets scored one in the first, but their offense woke up in the third, where they scored three runs. They followed that with three more runs in the fourth and four in the fifth to cap off a mercy rule win. Newburg's lone run came on a sac fly by Tristan Wofford in the fourth.
Gus Enke led the Newburg offense with a 3-3 performance at the plate. Jacob Russell was 1-2 with a double and a run scored and Jared Lott added a single.
Landen Callahan took the loss on the mound, allowing seven runs, five of which were earned, in 3.2 innings on five base hits. He struck out three batters. Wofford finished off the game with an inning of work. He allowed four hits and allowed four earned runs, while striking out one.
Newburg followed the loss with another mercy rule loss to Cabool on Saturday in the Plato Tournament. Cabool took control of the game right away with seven runs in the first, two in the second, four in the third and one in the fifth. Newburg scored their lone run in the second.
Trevor Radcliff took the loss for the Wolves, allowing five earned runs on eight hits. Lott surrendered five earned runs on four hits in two innings of work, before Wofford finished things off with one hit-less inning and two strikeouts.
The Wolves kept their busy schedule moving with a matchup against Iberia on Monday, but results were not available at press time. They'll travel to Plato on Tuesday for their next contest.