The Ottumwa Courier


August 3, 2013

Title runs ends in final for Van Buren; No. 1 Mason City Newman wins fourth state crown




It’s safe to say fans, players and coaches all know where they expect to be by this time next summer.

“I think our goal at the beginning of the year was to just make it to the state tournament, then we made it to the state championship game and it was awesome,” Laughlin said. “We have the same exact team back next year. The bar is set to get back to where we were (Saturday).”



No. 1 Mason City Newman 6, Van Buren 2

MCN 014 000 1 — 6 9 0

V.B.  010 000 1 — 2 11 3

Mason City Newman battery — Kaden Wadle (W, 8-0) (6IP, 10H, 2R, 2ER, 2K, BB) and Casey Hall (IP, H, R, ER), John Waters catching.

2B — Jack Fitzgerald.

Hits — Pete Lapointe 2-3, Joe Burgmeier 2-4, Hall 1-2, Fitzgerald 1-3, Seth Hestness 1-3, Kane Louscher 1-4, Joey Verstegen 1-4.

RBI — Lapointe 4, Louscher 2.

Runs — Burgmeier 2, Parker Dondlinger, Hall, Louscher, Verstegen.

Van Buren battery — Robert Barker (L, 3-1) (3IP, 5H, 5R, ER, 4K, 2BB) and Robby Laughlin (4IP, 4H, R, ER, K, HBP), Noah Whitten catching.

Hits — Barker 2-3, Garrett Saunders 2-3, Whitten 2-3, Austin Bartholomew 1-3, Tanner Smith 1-3, Tyson Sprouse 1-3, Will Mertens 1-4, Brandon Plecker 1-4.

RBI — Saunders, Smith.

Runs — Barker, Plecker.

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