New Hampton baseball

New Hampton High School graduate Cole McDonald notched his first win for the Tri-City ValleyCats on Monday, August 5. With the score tied at 0-0 heading into the seventh, McDonald entered the game in relief and hurled the final three innings, allowing one run on four hits and one walk while setting...
New Hampton’s Hunter Pesek was the lone Chickasaw to be tabbed as an all-state player by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association after a breakout junior year.
From his sophomore to junior season, Hunter Pesek’s baseball career changed massively. He went from recording just four total at-bats during his sophomore campaign to being the lone Chickasaw selected by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) as an all-state player, making the third team...
New Hampton senior Wyatt Stochl scores what proves to be the game-winning run in New Hampton’s Class 2A substate game against Oelwein.
After a season in which New Hampton won its fifth consecutive conference title and made their first state tournament appearance in school history, a quintet of Chickasaws were honored by the Northeast Iowa Conference as all-league selections. Headlining these accolades were three players — Mason...
New Hampton senior Mason Cleveland leaps over Oelwein catcher Carsen Jeanes to score what would prove to be the winning run in the Chickasaws’ 5-2 victory in Tuesday night’s Class 2A substate game.
When Cory McDonald took over as head coach of the New Hampton baseball program in 2009, he told his five seniors at the time — Matt Samec, Garrett Shekleton, Ryan Kramer, Tanner Weigel and Blayne Willadsen — that the Chickasaws were going to play at Principal Park. Now, 10 years later, for the...
Centerfielder Hunter Pesek tries to chase down a blooper during Monday’s Class 2A state tournament game against West Sioux.
The most historic high school baseball season in New Hampton history has finally come to an end. “I think what this team did shows the character of New Hampton. When I say New Hampton, I’m not just talking about our students, but our community,” coach Cory McDonald said. “Use the word grind, and...
After covering a lot of ground, New Hampton rightfielder Will Clark catches a foul ball in the Chickasaws’ win over Lake Mills last Tuesday.
After ending the regular season riding a four-game losing streak, the New Hampton baseball team reverted back to their winning ways in their first district contest against Lake Mills last Tuesday at Mikkelson Park. “We know what we are capable of doing, so I don’t think that those losses before...
The New Hampton baseball team poses with their Class 2A state tournament banner.
For the first time in school history, the New Hampton baseball team has advanced to the state tournament. “I don’t have the words to describe how proud I am for all 29 guys in our program to finally do what so many before them came just short of doing,” coach Cory McDonald said. “I know it’s just a...
Preston Pickar scores a run on a wild pitch during New Hampton’s 7-2 Class 2A district championship game victory over Osage.
For the third time in the last four years, the Chickasaw baseball team is advancing to the substate game. New Hampton defeated Osage by a score of 7-2 on Saturday night at Mikkelson Park to claim the Class 2A District 3 championship. “I thought it was a well-played baseball game. Records don’t...
Max Babcock delivers a pitch for the New Hampton baseball team during Tuesday's game against Lake Mills.
The New Hampton baseball team may not have gone into the postseason with a flourish, but the Chickasaws shook off four straight losses to end the regular season with a solid 3-0 win over Lake Mills Tuesday night in a Class 2A district semifinal game. New Hampton improved to 26-9 as Keegan Kane and...
New Hampton first baseman Connor Hackman tracks the throw from shortstop Mason Cleveland as the Chickasaws record an out against Wapsie Valley Thursday evening.
After capturing a conference title two weeks ago, the New Hampton baseball team’s play took a turn for the worst in the final week of the regular season. The Chickasaws entered last week boasting a record of 25-6 and were ranked as the No. 7 team in Class 2A. However, in the three contests they...

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