New Hampton baseball

New Hampton’s Connor Hackman tags out a Charles City baserunner in a game last Tuesday.
Although New Hampton claimed the conference title after a doubleheader against Charles City, the Chickasaws also had two important non-conference games against ranked opponents this past week. The first of these matchups came last Monday against the seventh ranked team in Class 1A - Saint Ansgar. ...
When the Houston Astros selected Iowa star pitcher and former New Hampton native Cole McDonald in the 15th round of the MLB Draft, it didn’t hit him that his life was going to completely change. “I got the call saying they had drafted me on Wednesday (June 5). I got another call after that saying...
New Hampton catcher Wyatt Stochl leaps into the air to catch a high throw during the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday.
It was a storybook ending to storybook careers for the seniors on New Hampton’s baseball team. All hope seemed lost for claiming a conference championship, as the Chickasaws were down to their final out in the bottom of the seventh, trailing 3-2 with nobody on base on Tuesday night against Charles...
New Hampton’s Keegan Kane pitches a ball to the plate in a doubleheader against Waverly-Shell Rock earlier this season.
After getting swept in a doubleheader by Waverly-Shell Rock two weeks ago, New Hampton picked up a huge victory over Oelwein to stay in the hunt for a Northeast Iowa Conference championship. Now, they sit back atop the conference, tied for first in the standings with the Go-Hawks after the...
The New Hampton baseball team is once again Northeast Iowa Conference champs after splitting a doubleheader against Charles City on Tuesday night. The Chickasaws are co-champs along with Waverly-Shell Rock, who also split a doubleheader against Oelwein. New Hampton lost the first contest 2-1....
New Hampton’s Hunter Pesek digs for second while Preston Pickar races to third base on Pesek’s two-run double.
After losing two crucial Northeast Iowa Conference games to Waverly-Shell Rock in the middle of last week, the Chickasaw baseball team could have easily hung their heads in their contests on Thursday and Friday.  However, that’s not what New Hampton did, and because of it, they were able to pick up...
New Hampton’s Max Babcock gets in position to catch a throwdown against Oelwein earlier this season.
After suffering their first two losses of the season two weeks ago, the New Hampton baseball team bounced back in a big way this past week, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 30-1, as they improved their record to 17-2. “We had one goal going into last week, and that was to be 17-2...
Cole McDonald fires a pitch to the plate during a University of Iowa baseball game this past spring.
This may sound strange, but Cole McDonald is adamant about it. He would not trade the challenges thrown at him for a proverbial million dollars, for those tough times — the Tommy John surgery in 2014 or the disastrous sophomore season at the University of Iowa in 2017 — made him into the pitcher he...
New Hampton senior Ryan Anderson gets ready to throw to first base and complete a double play in the opener of Friday’s doubleheader with Oelwein.
New Hampton has just lost its second straight game — the first time the Chickasaws had experienced a two-game losing streak in four years — Friday night when coach Cory McDonald laid down the proverbial gauntlet to his seniors. “We challenged the seniors after game one to lead, to put this team on...
New Hampton senior Max Babcock delivers a pitch during the second game of Friday night’s doubleheader against Crestwood.
Mason Cleveland is a big believer in momentum, which is why he believed it was so important for the New Hampton baseball team to get off to a fast start in Northeast Iowa Conference play. The Chickasaws did just that as they opened conference play with three dominating wins — an 8-2 win over Waukon...

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