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Newton baseball team beats STC on Senior Night – Newton Daily News

Mason Mendez earned the first varsity win of his career by pitching a two-hit shutout on Monday.

Mendez’s first career shutout was fueled by a strong offensive performance from Newton baseball as the Cardinals upset South Tama County on Senior Night.

Newton needed just five hits to beat the Trojans 10–0 in the final game of the regular season.

Mason Mendez

The Cardinals led 4–0 in the first inning and added two more runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings to complete the win.

Newton, who won three of their last four games, beat the visiting team with a score of 9-2.

Eli Stewart and John Frietsch each had triples, had two hits and collected an RBI, Cade Bauer had two walks and Skyler Milheiser scored three.

Stewart hit a home run, Frietsch stole a base and Milheiser recorded a hit, a walk and two steals.

Stewart leads the team with 36 total bases, and Milheiser has 21 steals and a team-high .438 on-base percentage.

John Frietsch

Mendez finished with one hit, two runs, two RBIs and a steal and was hit by a pitch, Bauer scored two runs, had two RBIs and stole two bases and Landry Rausch added one hit, one run, one walk and one stolen base. Bauer leads the team with 18 RBIs.

Kreytein Wickliffe recorded a hit and a walk, Braelyn Parks had a hit and Derek Wermager scored a run and stole a base.

Mendez (1-3) allowed no runs on two hits and one walk. He struck out six, needed 60 pitches to complete five innings and lowered his earned run average to 2.60.

Before the game, Stewart, Parks and Rory Rohrdanz, along with head coach Jaxson Hull, were recognized on Senior Night.

Newton earned its fourth straight win over South Tama (2-27) after a 15-game losing streak.

Skyler Milheiser