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Newman Catholic vs. Twin Cedars

August 2, 2014

Second-seeded Twin Cedars defeated top-seeded and defending state champion Mason City Newman Catholic 8-2 in the Class 1A finals Saturday afternoon at Principal Park, finishing the season with a perfect 36-0 record.

The Sabers were led by pitcher Otis Roby (9-0), who went 6.1 innings, giving up two runs, none earned, on six hits, nine strikeouts and two walks.

Twin Cedars scored runs in five different innings, despite being outhit by Newman 6-5 in the game.

In the first, Hunter Embray walked and later scored on a passed ball for the Sabers to make the game 1-0.

Twin Cedars scored two runs in each of the next two innings. Collin Still led off the third with a double. Trace Embray and Coy Moore both drew walks to load the bases. Garrett Pettyjohn scored Still from third on an RBI 6-4 fielder’s choice and an errant throw from Newman brought in Embray to make the score 3-0.

In the fourth, Embray led off with a walk for Twin Cedars. Drew Carlson tripled , scoring Embray and scored when the next batter reached on a Newman error to make the score 5-0.

Newman scored single runs in the fourth and sixth innings. Peter Lapointe led the Knights offensively, going 2-for-3 with a single, double and run scored in the fourth. Ryan Clancy recorded the only RBI for Newman in the fourth with a sac fly to left field.

Twin Cedars tacked on another run in the fifth, and two more in the seventh. Roby singled, stole second, and scored on another Newman error in the fifth. In the seventh, Pettyjohn singled, and a Corey Harrell RBI single up the middle scored Pettyjohn from second. The Sabers scored their eighth and final run with a bases-loaded walk.

Joe Burgmeier (7-1) took the loss for Newman. Burgmeier pitched 3.1 innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on two hits, four walks and one strikeout.

Reed Rognes and Spencer Wihlm pitched in relief for the Knights. Rognes threw three innings, giving up two runs, one earned, on two walks and a strikeout. Wihlm three two-thirds inning, allowing a run on one hit, one walk and a strikeout.

Newman finishes the season 36-4, making their eighth state championship appearance and fourth runner-up finish. The Knights have won four state titles.

Twin Cedars finishes the season with a perfect 36-0 record and its first Class 1A state championship.

Ottumwa Courier: Sabers complete perfect season

Mason City Globe-Gazette: Newman falls short in title game