Newman and her teammates travel to Auburn, Ala., for the Plainsman Invitational hosted by Auburn. The Bulldogs start the three-day tournament Feb. 15 against Texas Tech and Furman with first pitches scheduled for 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., respectively. Print Friendly Version Newman was outstanding in the circle on opening weekend helping Drake go 4-1. Newman, the 2018 MVC Pitcher of the Year, went 2-0 with a 0.63 earned run average and one save with 28 strikeouts to just three walks in 14.1 innings of work. In the season opening win over Toledo, she took a perfect game into the fifth inning before walking a Rocket. She exited after the inning after five scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts and one walk. The next day in a rematch win over Toledo, Newman pitched in relief and earned the save with one inning of work, and at the plate she blasted a three-run go-ahead home run in the sixth inning to complete a huge comeback for the Bulldogs. In the team’s final game of the weekend, a win over SEMO, Newman pitched a complete game with 13 strikeouts and allowed just one run on four hits with just one walk. ST. LOUIS – Redshirt senior Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) of the Drake University softball team is the first Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week of the 2019 season, the MVC office announced Monday, Feb. 11.
CASHMERE — The Washington State Patrol says it’s tossing speeding tickets issued near Cashmere last Tuesday and Wednesday because as many as eight officers blasted through a speed trap there without being cited.The Wenatchee World reports that the officers were headed to a drug-recognition conference in Chelan. An Arlington man, Bill Gillam, recorded video showing that while other drivers were pulled over and cited for speeding through the trap, the officers were not. State Patrol spokesman Bob Calkins said he didn’t immediately know how many tickets were issued, but dismissing them is “simple fairness.” One woman was pulled over but let off with a warning after she reported being the wife of a state trooper.Some of the officers who sped past were in unmarked cars, making it tough to know what agency they were with. But some were with the State Patrol, the Auburn Police Department and the Seattle Police Department.