HUTCHINSON — Ryan Bohanon hit a two-run double in the top of the seventh that led to a 7-5 win for the Valley Center Diamond Dawgs in a 7-5 win over the Newton Rebels Wednesday in the championship game of the Walter Johnson League tournament at Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson.
Valley Center sweeps both the WJL regular season title and post-season tournament. Earlier this season, the Diamond Dawgs downed the Rebers in the WJL championship series two games to one.
Of the seven meetings between the teams this season, none of the games were decided by more than two runs. It was the fifth win by Valley Center over the Rebels this season.
Valley Center led 5-2 after five innings. Newton came back with two runs in the bottom of the fifth on a Shaun Hoover double. Chris Reese tied the game in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI double.
Bohanon finished the game two for four hitting. Mike Williams was two for five with a home run and two RBIs. Kenny Kysar went two for five.
Reese and Cunningham both went two for four hitting for Newton.
Michael Faul took the loss in relief of Zach Cremers. Ben Rister finished the game.
Jordan Strode went three innings in relief to claim the win, allowing no runs, on hit, a walk and two strikeouts.
The National Baseball Congress World Series starts at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Newton’s first game is to be determined.
Val.Ctr.    ab    r    h    bi
Grinstead 2b    4    2    1    0
Kysar cf    5    2    2    0
Bohanon 1b    4    1    2    2
Marasco cf    3    0    0    1
Cox rf    1    0    0    0
Hutton dh    2    0    0    0
Metcalf lf    4    1    1    0
Boss lf    1    0    0    0
Williams c    5    1    2    2
Estes c    0    0    0    0
Krol ss    2    0    0    0
Jacobs ss    1    0    0    0
Moss 3b    3    0    0    0
Henriquez 3b    2    0    1    0   
TOTALS    37    7    9    5
Newton    ab    r    h    bi
Reese ss    4    1    2    1
Roy cf    4    1    1    0
Revall rf    3    0    1    1
Kozma rf    2    0    0    0
Cunninghm c    4    1    2    1
Swint 3b    5    0    1    0
Johnson dh    5    1    1    0
Hoover 1b    3    0    1    2
Tessendorf 2b    3    0    0    0
Stuart lf    2    1    1    0   
TOTALS    35    5    10    5
Val.Ctr.    200    210    200    —7
Newton    200    021    000    —5
E — Swint, Hoover. DP — Valley Center. LOB — VC 11, New. 10. 2B — Bohanon, Henriquez, Reese, Hoover. 3B — Stuart. HR — Williams. SB — Reese, Roy, Stuart. Sac. Fly — Marasco.
Val.Ctr.
    ip    h    r    er    bb    k
Murray    4    5    5    5    5    3
Gosch    2    7    3    3    0    0
Strode, W    3    1    0    0    1    2
Newton
    ip    h    r    er    bb    k
Z.Cremers    5    4    5    3    2    1
Faul, L    2    4    2    2    2    0
Rister    2    1    0    0    1    3
WP — Z.Cremers 3, Faul, Rister. PB — Williams. Balk — Z.Cremers. HBP — Reese (Murray), Hutton 2 (Z.Cremers, Rister). Time — 2:33.