The Newburg baseball team (3-3) faced off against Houston on Tuesday, April 3 for their first game of the Plato Tournament. The Wolves got on the board early and never gave up their lead in a 5-3 win.
The first inning was the biggest offensive inning for both teams on Tuesday night. Houston scored twice in the inning, but Newburg ended the first out front 3-2. The Wolves then added runs in the third and fifth innings to help seal their win. Houston added a run in the seventh, but couldn't complete the comeback and Newburg walked away with a 5-3 win.
Travis McWilliams started for the Wolves, pitching 6.1 innings. He allowed three runs, but only one was earned, on five hits and two walks, while striking out seven. Trevor Radcliff recorded the save by finishing off the final two outs, allowing no hits.
Offensively, Gus Enke led the charge with a 2-3 performance and a run scored. Jacob Russell, Landen Callahan and McWilliams each drove un runs. Russell also added two runs scored, while Callahan scored once in the win.
The Wolves played a doubleheader on Wednesday night as they continued action in the Plato Tournament, facing off against Plato and Stoutland. Those games were were originally scheduled for Monday, but postponed due to weather. Next up is a trip to St. Elizabeth on Thursday, April 5.