The Newburg baseball team (5-8, 1-2 FL) snapped a four-game losing streak on Thursday, April 12 with a victory over Richland. The Wolves' bats came to life in a 9-0 victory after scoring a total of three runs during the four-game losing streak to give them their first Frisco League win of the season outside of tournament play.
The first two innings were quiet on Thursday night, as no runs were scored going into the third. The the Newburg bats woke up. The Wolves scored three in the third, three in the fourth, one in the fifth and two more in the sixth as they ran away with a 9-0 win.
Newburg had several players chip in offensively in the win. Jacob Russell led the way with a 3-4 performance at the plate with a triple and two singles. He drove in three runs and scored twice. Landen Callahan had two base knocks and had two RBI. Travis McWilliams also had two singles, walked once and scored once. Trevor Radcliff, Tristan Wofford, Cole Davis and Kiernan Twyman all added a base hit.
McWilliams then turned in a stellar performance on the mound. He pitched a complete game shutout for the Wolves, allowed just four base hits in the victory. He struck out a staggering 16 batters and walked two. He's pitched 22 innings this year and has allowed just one earned run for an ERA of .438. He has allowed 12 hits and struck out 35 batters, averaging more that a strikeout an inning.
The Wolves will remain in the Frisco League when they return to their home field for a matchup against Dixon on Tuesday, April 17.