Newton takes down Lenape in baseball

Braves blank Patriots 10-0

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  • An official calls the Newton runner out at first base during a varsity baseball game between Newton and Lenape Valley.




  • Lenape's Dan Rafferty foul tips the ball.




  • A Newton player runs to second base following an at-bat by a teammate.




  • Lenape Valley pitcher Jim Fluke attempts to pick-off a Newton base runner.




  • The Braves celebrate the 10-0 victory May 4 against the Patriots.




  • Newton pitcher Cole Van Luvender throws a pitch. Van Luvender threw six scoreless innings and earned the victory.




  • A Newton bat boy collects a bat during the game.



— The Newton Braves shutout the visiting Lenape Valley Patriots in high school varsity baseball on Sunday, May 4, 2014. The final score was 10-0. The game took place at Memory Park in Newton.

The Braves improved to 9-6 on the season with the victory, while the Patriots fell to 11-3 on the year.

Newton pitcher Cole Van Luvender threw six scoreless innings to earn the victory, scattering five hits and striking out one.

Patriots pitcher Jim Fluke struck out four batters over four innings of work. He allowed two earned runs.

Newton hitters Joe Maker and Jor Bernotas recorded two runs batted in each, respectively.

Team records:
Newton 9-6-0.
Lenape Valley 11-3-0.

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