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Newton’s Jake Levine in a hitting groove in Oneonta, N.Y.

Following a hot second half of his freshman season with the Brown University baseball team, Newton’s Jake Levine has continued his offensive surge with the Oneonta Outlaws of the New York Collegiate Baseball League.

Levine, who hit .265 for Brown after starting the season with a .137 average through 13 games, has switched from a metal to a wooden bat this summer. Despite the transition to a bat with a smaller sweet spot, he’s been making life miserable for opposing pitchers.

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