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SAME FIRE, NEW BURN

PHOTO CREDIT: GARY LEININGER

HANOVERTON, OH- Are you familiar with the feeling we used to get as children on Christmas Eve when we knew that Santa was bringing us presents for being good all year long?  That had to be what the United Baseball Team felt like this year getting back Trent Newburn.  With electric stuff on the mound, and thunder at the plate, Newburn changed the complexion of the team just by what he does with his name in the lineup.

A multisport athlete, Newburn lost his Freshman year to Covid, and sophomore year to an injury sustained in football season.  With baseball being his favorite sport, it had to play games in the head of a young man who just wanted to showcase his talents at the varsity level.

Patience turned out to be a virtue for Newburn- as when he made his debut for United, he has made the most of it.  A no-hitter earlier this season, and just last week- a perfect game.  Striking out 14 of 15 batters he faced, Newburn has exploded onto the scene.

We caught up with the flame-throwing junior for this week’s United Player Profile: Same Fire, New Burn.

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