Newton grad lives dream at College World Series

Newton High School graduate Gunar Drinnen poses with the NCAA Division II Regional Championship trophy. Drinnen played in the College World Series for Columbus State University. (COURTESY PHOTO)
By Ray Strunk It was a big moment for Gunar Drinnen. He stepped to the plate in the first inning of NCAA Division II College World Series semifinals, a spot in the national championship game on the line. “I knew I had a pretty big at-bat coming up,” Drinnen said. This was the moment he had dreamt of as a kid. “Ever since I was


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