New Hampton catcher Wyatt Stochl leaps into the air to catch a high throw during the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday.

High drama on the diamond

New Hampton rallies for a split, claims its fifth straight NEIC title

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 City.

The Comets had already won the first game against New Hampton, and with Waverly-Shell Rock defeating Oelwein in game one of their doubleheader, it meant that the only way New Hampton would have a shot to win a share of the Northeast Iowa Conference title was to defeat the Comets in this second game.

For more on this story see the July 9 Tribune.

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