After working hard on his game – especially the mental aspect – leading up to his senior season, Dixon's Gage Burdick had a stellar spring on the baseball diamond as the 2022 Sauk Valley Media Baseball Player of the Year.
The Newman baseball team has advanced to the Elite Eight each of the past two seasons by winning the program's first-ever sectional titles. A talented team had much to do with that, but the players credit a close relationship to coach Kenny Koerner as another piece of the puzzle.
Five Dixon seniors took part in the nine-inning all-star game vs. the NIC-10 on Monday night at Rockford Rivets Stadium, and each reached base at least one time. Four of the five scored a run in what was otherwise a ho-hum offensive showing for the BNC side in a 12-5 loss.
After a spring spent competing hard against each other, baseball players from the Big Northern Conference got to team up for a change Monday night at the annual Big Northern vs. NIC-10 All-Star Game at Rockford Rivets Stadium.