Jordan Newton is moving up in the baseball world.
Newton, a former LaRue County standout, was promoted in the Detroit organization, moving from West Michigan to Lakeland, Fla. Both are Class A teams, but Lakeland is considered high Class A.
Newton was batting .386 with three doubles, two triples and three home runs. He had scored 11 runs and driven in nine. Newton had an on-base percentage of .438 and his slugging percentage was .750.