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Baseball: Koerner one of keys in Comets’ success

Strong relationship between coaches, players a big reason for Newman’s back-to-back Elite Eight runs

Newman coach Kenny Koerner walks off the field following a game this season.
Newman coach Kenny Koerner (left) talks with Daniel Kelly at third base during a game this season.
Newman coach Kenny Koerner (right) congratulates Kory Mullen after his home run in the 1A Lena-Winslow Sectional semifinal on May 27 in Lena.
Newman's Kyle Wolfe pitches against Forreston in Saturday's 1A Newman Regional final. Wolfe pitched a three-hit shutout as the Comets claimed the regional championship.
Newman’s Ethan VanLanduit heads to third base against Mendota on Thursday, April 28, 2022.