It was one of those cliché good-news, bad-news moments for the Newton Rebels Tuesday at the Mid-Kansas Collegiate Qualifier Tournament at Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson.


It was one of those cliché good-news, bad-news moments for the Newton Rebels Tuesday at the Mid-Kansas Collegiate Qualifier Tournament at Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson.

The bad news was a four-run ninth inning that led to an 8-6 Hutchinson Monarch win over the Rebels, knocking Newton out of the tournament.

The good news was the Rebels received a bid for the National Baseball Congress World Series, which begins Saturday in Wichita.

Newton enters the NBC World Series 23-20. Newton tied for third in Walter Johnson League play, tied for fifth at the NBC Midwest Regionals and finished 1-2 at the Mid-Kansas Collegiate Qualifier.

In Tuesday’s game, Newton broke to a 4-1 lead after four innings. Hutchinson tied the game 4-4 in the top of the seventh inning, but Newton scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Rodge Macy led Newton at the plate, going three for four with two RBIs. Toby Cornejo also drove in two runs. Evan Thomas went three for four with an RBI. Romus Cezar went two for five with an RBI. Andrew Quiles went three for four with three runs scored.

For Hutchinson, S Splett went four for five with two RBIs. J Pearson went two for five with two RBIs. J Gaul went two for four with an RBI. A Lee went three for four with three runs scored.

Taylor Berthusen went 6 1-3 innings for Newton, allowing four runs on 10 hits with three strikeouts. Cody Jackson took the loss, allowing four runs on four hits. Nathan Briar finished the game.

Schoolcraft posted the win for Hutchinson, allowing two hits and two strikeouts in two innings.

Newton’s first-round opponent and game time for the NBC World Series are expected to be named within the next couple of days.