The Newton High School baseball team is on a four-game winning streak after a sweep of Campus Tuesday in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play at Klein-Scott Field.
Newton won the first game 11-4 and the second game 3-2.
The wins put the Railers at 4-4, 2-2 in AV-CTL I play.
“The guys played well tonight,” Newton coach Mark George said. “They are getting a little bit better defensively every time they take the field. We had two errors in the first game and one error in the second game. I don’t think those errors really hurt us. Campus hit the ball really well in the first game. Tanner (Arellano) didn’t necessarily have great command of his stuff, but he battled and was able to go far in the game for us, which we needed. We had hits with runners in scoring positions. Things were kind of going our way. We had a seven-run inning. We had a lot of things working for us. Balls were finding grass in the outfield for us. We did a good job running the bases. We ran well with runners at first and third.”
Newton scored in every inning of the first game but the sixth.
Arellano hit an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning. Colton Davis hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second. Arellano singled in the third, stole second, went to third on a single and stole home.
Newton put things away with seven runs in the fourth inning on three hits, two hit batters and two walks. Jacob Lindenmeyer had an RBI double in the fifth inning.
Austin Warkins had an RBI single for Campus in the second inning. Corey Hahn had a two-run single in the third. Campus scored on an error in the fourth inning.
Lindenmeyer finished two for four hitting for Newton with three RBIs. Bryan Cusick and Alex Kern each finished with two RBIs. Arellano went two for three hitting.
Hahn went two for two hitting for Campus.
Arellano went 5 1-3 innings for the win, allowing three earned runs on eight hits with four walks. Kaden Davis finished the game, allowing one hit.
Tanner Leslie took the loss for Campus. Jackson Hartley and Cole Martins also pitched.
In the second game, Newton scored in the second inning when Hunter Mapes tripled and scored on a Cusick sacrifice fly. An error led to a Railer run in the third inning. Cole Davis singled in the sixth inning and scored on a Warren Dietz triple.
Campus scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh on three hits with a walk.
Dietz went 6 2-3 innings for Newton for the win, allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Kaden Davis pitched the last out for the save.
Kreighton Rogers took the loss for Campus, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with three walks and eight strikeouts. Cole Martins finished the game.
Dietz finished two for three hitting for Newton. Mateo Martinez went two for four hitting for Campus with both RBIs.
“The second game, Warren did a phenomenal job on the mound,” George said. “He started out shaky, but got command of his pitches. He threw four pitches for strikes - his two-seam, his four-seam, his breaking ball and he even had his change-up tonight. If he has a change-up and can keep it down, he can really be effective for us. Two of our three runs were with two outs. One run was with one out.”
Newton plays at 6 p.m. Friday at Derby.
Leslie (L), Hartley 4, Martins 6 and Martinez; Arellano (W), K.Davis 6 and Lindenmeyer.
Rogers (L), Martins 6 and Martinez; Dietz (W), K.Davis (S) 7 and Lindenmeyer.