The varsity baseball team opened up conference play on Saturday, splitting the doubleheader with defending HHC champion Shelbyville. In game 1, timely hitting by the Golden Bears erased an early 2-1 lead by the Trojans. Shelbyville went on to win game 1 10-4.
New Castle saw their bats come alive in game 2, registering 8 hits, highlighted by a solo home run by Kenny Martin. Solid pitching by Garrett Welch and Zach Curtis caged the Golden Bears, who only mustered 3 hits. Garrett Welch shined at the plate in both games, finishing the day 4-5.