The Newton Rebels are 1-1 after two days of play in the Mid-Kansas Collegiate Qualifier Sunday and Monday at Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson.


The Newton Rebels are 1-1 after two days of play in the Mid-Kansas Collegiate Qualifier Sunday and Monday at Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson.

Sunday, a two-out error against the Valley Center Diamond Dawgs led to a seven-run seventh inning and a 10-4 loss. Monday in consolation play, the Rebels scored four runs in the top of the ninth for a 6-4 win over the Clearwater Cowboys.

In Sunday’s game, Rebel newcomer Grant Dunnegan went three for three hitting. Toby Cornejo went three for four with three RBIs. Evan Thomas went two for four.

For Valley Center, Charlie Aznavoorian went two for three with three RBIs. Gus Strunk and Kyle Brown each went two for four. Nick Cocking went two for five with a Clearwater run and two RBIs.

Newton allowed just two earned runs in the game. Starter Storm Marlar took the loss, allowing one earned run on three hits with two walks and nine strikeouts. Tyler Bishop, Nathan Briar and Tony Gonzales closed the game.

Tim Suminski went seven innings for the win, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with a walk and four strikeouts. Brenten Higgins finished the game.

Newton had runners at first and third base in the third inning with one out, but a double play ended the threat. Valley Center opened the fourth inning with a leadoff double, but a line out led to a Rebel twin killing, followed by a strikeout.

Evan Thomas scored in the bottom of the fourth for Newton, posting a single, stealing second and going two bases on an error.

Marlar struck out four batters in the top of the fifth, including one who reached on a passed ball.

Toby Cornejo hit a two-run single with one out in the bottom of the fifth.

Kyle Brown put the Dawgs on the board with a two-out RBI single in the top of the sixth inning. An error and two hit batters loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the seventh. Charlie Aznavoorian then hit a three-run triple. Nick Cocking followed with a Clearwater run over the right field fence. Three more hits and an error led to two more Valley Center runs.

The Diamond Dawgs added a run in the eighth. An error to start the ninth inning led to another run. Newton scored a run of its own in the bottom of the ninth on a pair of doubles.

Against Clearwater, Edgar Lopez went seven innings for the Rebels, allowing three hits and seven strikeouts. Brett Tunnell posted one out, allowing three runs on two hits and three walks. Briar finished the game for the win, allowing one hit and striking out two.

Rodge Macy went three for five hitting with an RBI. Thomas went two for four. Marlar drove in two runs. Romus Cezar added an RBI.

For Clearwater, Tyler Spencer went two for four with two RBIs. Former Rebel Beau Cumbie added an RBI. Former Rebel Lucas Fornelli pitched for the loss.

Newton took a 2-0 lead in the seventh inning, but gave up three runs in the eighth. Newton’s first two batters in the ninth reach on errors, followed by a bunt single for Tyler Faught to load the bases. Marlar then reached on a two-run single. After a strikeout, Faught scored on an error. Cezar capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly.

Newton is 23-19 and plays the Hutchinson Monarchs at 9 a.m. today. If Newton wins, the Rebels play the Park City-Valley Center winner at 3:30 p.m.