The Newburg baseball team (6-11, 2-4 FL) played a pair of Frisco League games on the road last week. The Wolves traveled to Stoutland on Wednesday, April 25, before playing at Licking on Friday. Newburg cruised past Stoutland 14-3, before taking a 8-1 to Licking.
The offense was firing on all cylinders for the Wolves, as they scored in all five innings on their way to a mercy rule win. Newburg scored five in the first, one in the second, three in the third, one in the fourth and four in the fifth.
Travis McWilliams shutout Stoutland for the first four innings, but allowed three runs in the five innings of work. He allowed just three hits and struck out nine. McWilliams now has a record of 4-0 and an ERA of 2.56. He was pulled after getting the first two outs of the fifth and Landen Callahan came in to record the final out.
Callahan and McWilliams also had great games at the plate. Callahan was 2-4 with a double and a single, with two RBI and two runs scored. McWilliams had a single, an RBI an a run scored. Trevor Radcliff matched McWilliams' stat line at the dish, while Jacob Russell, Tristan Wofford and Kiernan Twyman each added a bat hits. Twyman added two RBI, while Russell and Wofford each scored twice.
After a great game against Stoutland, Newburg couldn't get their bats going against Licking. The Wolves had just one hit, which came on a single from Jared Lott. Lott also walked and drove in the only run, which was scored by Cole Davis.
Callahan pitched five innings, allowing five runs, only one of which was earned. He yielded four hits and struck out five. Gus Enke closed out the game with an inning in relief, allowing three runs, only one of which was earned, on two hits. Enke struck out one batter.
Newburg will remain in the Frisco League with a rescheduled game at Crocker on Tuesday, May 1. They'll also host Belle on Thursday and travel to Steelville on Friday.