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May 1, 2013

Romack, Neoga best Newton 8-2

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The teams would trade runs over the next inning, with Newton scoring on a bases-loaded balk and Neoga scoring in the seventh on another Rankin RBI single.

Romack went six innings, allowing the two earned runs. He struck out nine and allowed four walks.

“Tyler threw well,” Kerner said. “I don’t think he had his best stuff, but he was able to tone it back a bit to where he could perform well. I’ll take two runs every game and see what we can do.”

Rankin was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Michael Baker was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Trevor Moore went 1-for-3 with two runs.

Shipman took the loss, tossing three innings. Woods and Jacob Lidy pitched in relief.

Taylor was the lone bright spot of the Newton offense with his homer. Caleb Chesnut was 2-for-4 with a run, while Derek Schackmann was 1-for-2 with a stolen base.

The rest of the Newton bats need to come around for the Eagles (2-13) to pick up their play, but it’s been a difficult road.

“It’s one of those things you have or you don’t, and right now we just don’t have it,” Fulton said. “We’ve been hitting since December.”

Newton hosts Palestine/Hutsonville Thursday afternoon.

The Indians will look to stay hot against St. Anthony, taking on the Bulldogs at Evergreen Park.

Neoga 003 103 1 8 11 0

Newton 001 001 0 2 4 3

WP - Romack LP - Shipman

Neoga: Monroe (0-2, 3 BB, 2 R); Rankin (2-4, 2 RBI, R); R. Walk (1-5, RBI); M. Baker (2-3, RBI); J. Baker (1-4); Albin (2-4, 2B, R); Moore (1-3, 2 R); True (1-1, R); Yurs (1-4, RBI, R)

Newton: Schackmann (1-2, 2 BB, SB); Chesnut (2-4, R); Taylor (1-3, HR, RBI, R)

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