NEW CARLISLE - For the first time since the 2013 night series, the New Carlisle Newts (4-2) lost a home series. Emery's Army (2-1) took the third game of the weekend set at Migley Field, 9-6.
Garrett Curless (3-1) took the loss on the mound, despite keeping the Newts within striking distance the entire game.
The teams matched runs through the first three frames, before Emery's Army was able to open up an 8-5 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth. Curless answered with a solo shot, but that was the last of the Newts scoring for the day.
For the third consecutive game, Noah Shail hit three home runs. Through six games, he leads the team with a .781 batting average and 16 homers. He and Curless have each driven in 21 runs.
Emery's Army continues to give New Carlisle headaches. Rolling Prairie now owns a 24-22 advantage in the all-time series, which began in 2009. The rivalry is well-documented as one of the best in all of wiffleball.
A good portion of the large crowd of 31 people had filtered out of the ballpark following the Newts loss in game two. However, the kids that remained until the end of the series were able to run the bases on the field.
After a road trip next week, the Newts will return to Migley Field on Sunday, June 7 against the Bertrand Bombers. First pitch is scheduled for 1:20pm ET.