In their final home games of the 2019 season, Newton High’s baseball Cardinals weren’t able to push a run across at Eversman Field Tuesday night.
Norwalk’s Warriors shut out the struggling Cardinals to sweep the Little Hawkeye Conference doubleheader. The Warriors won 11-0 in six innings in the opener than posted a 4-0 win in the nightcap.
Newton dropped to 0-19 in LHC play.
The Cardinals conclude their conference schedule with a twin bill at Indianola on Wednesday. The first game is at 5:30 p.m.
Norwalk’s Christensen Tucker threw a no-hitter against Newton in Tuesday’s first game. He struck out nine and walked two Newton batters.
Kael Swarts started on the mound for Newton. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowing 10 runs on two walks and nine hits. He struck out one batter.
Taylor Danley came on in relief. Danley was charged with one run on two hits and one walk in two-thirds of an inning.
The Cardinal defense committed seven errors in the first game. Norwalk had a double among its 11 hits.
The Warriors scored three runs in the first inning and one in the second. They finished the game with a seven-run top of the sixth.
Ryan Barr took the mound for the Cardinals in a five-inning second game. He gave up six hits, walked two and struck out five in the loss.
All four of the Warriors’ runs came in the second inning. They used a walk, a hit batter, a sacrifice bunt and a single to load the bases. A base hit and a fielder’s choice plated two runs.
Norwalk stole home for the third run and a triple drove in the fourth.
Newton did muster three hits — all singles — in the second game. Swarts, Ty Arguello and Ben Leal each had a hit.
Newton (2-24) has two more non-conference games remaining in its regular season.
The Cardinals play at Saydel on Thursday then at South Tama on July 16. They open Class 3A district play July 19 at Marion.
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