Newman blanks Bishop Garrigan

ALGONA – The second-ranked Mason City Newman baseball team was too much for Bishop Garrigan in a Class 1A substate final here Tuesday, winning 5-0.

Tyler Schnurr and Reece Wadle had the only hits for the Bears (21-17 overall) against the Knights (34-3), who are headed to state for the 12th time in the last 14 seasons. Wadle struck out 10 in the loss.

Newman, which roped six doubles last night, earned the top seed at the state tournament next week.

Garrigan bows out without a senior on its roster. The Golden Bears move out of the North Central Conference and into the North Iowa Conference next season.