NEW CARLISLE - The New Carlisle Newts jumped out to a 2-0 series lead in the ORWBL Semifinals on Sunday night with two walkoff wins against arch-rival Emery's Army at Migley Field, 30-29 and 19-17.
New Carlisle trailed by nine runs entering the bottom of the sixth inning in Game 1, but rallied to send the game into extras. After allowing two in the top of the seventh, the Newts stormed back once again, scoring three of their own in the bottom half, capped by a Koby Keck solo home run.
In Game 2, the Newts led for much of the contest and took a 17-10 lead into the sixth. However, Emery's Army made a comeback of their own and tied the game at 17. With Garrett Curless aboard in the bottom of the sixth, the skipper delivered his second walkoff blast of the night.
New Carlisle travels to the Grassy Knoll on Wednesday night, needing just one win to advance to the ORWBL World Series. Game 3 is slated for 6:00pm ET