The Newburg baseball team (4-4) continued play in the Plato Tournament with a doubleheader against Plato and Stoutland on Wednesday, April 4. The Wolves struggled on the mound late in their matchup with Plato, losing 11-1, but bounced by by cruising past Stoutland 13-3.
The bats were quiet for both teams early on between Newburg and Plato. The Eagles got the first runner across in the second to take a 1-0 lead, but Newburg responded with one of their own in the top of the fourth to tie the game. That's when Plato went off, scoring six runs in the bottom of the fourth, before scoring four in the fifth to win the game by mercy rule 11-1.
Trevor Radcliffe started for the Wolves, pitching three innings before getting pulled before getting an out in the fourth. He allowed five runs, three of which were earned on five hits with three strikeouts. Jared Lott pitched an inning and a third in which he allowed six runs, five of which were earned, on five hits, while striking out one.
Jared Lott drove in Newburg's only run and reached base twice with a hit and a walk. Tristan Wofford scored the Wolves' lone run, while Landen Callahan and Radcliffe each added a base hit.
Newburg bounced back in a big way against Stoutland. The victory was centered around a stellar 12-run third. They also added a run in the fourth to put the cherry on top of a 13-3 mercy rule win in five innings.
Several players chipped in to the 13-run outburst for Newburg. Kiernan Twyman and Callahan each drove in a pair of runs in the win. Twyman did so on a pair of singles, while also scoring twice. Callahan was 1-2 with a walk and a run to go along with his two RBI. Travis McWilliams and Wofford each added a single, RBI and a run scored, while Radcliff, Lott, and Gus Enke each scored twice.
Enke also pitched for the Wolves, pitching five innings to earn the win. He surrendered three runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out eight.
Newburg continued their busy week with a matchup against St. Elizabeth on the road on Thursday, but results were not available at press time. They'll pick things up in the Plato Tournament again on Saturday with a matchup with Cabool, pending the weather and field conditions.