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    The new e-mail address for Newton Kansan sports editor Mark Schnabel is mschnabel@thekansan.com.

    Bethel grad?takes honors

    LAWRENCE — Bethel College graduate James McCartney, a defensive lineman for the Wichita Wild, was named Champions Professional Indoor Football League defensive player of the week for the week ending Sunday.?In a 39-20 win over the Kansas Koyotes, McCartney posted four sacks. He leads the league in sacks with 7.5. He has 13 total tackles with a fumble recovery this season. The Wild held Kansas scoreless in the second half.?Wild quarterback Rocky Hinds was named offensive player of the week. Hinds passed for four touchdowns with 149 yards and no interceptions.?Hinds has thrown 12 touchdown passes this season and completed 28 of 49 passes for 370 yards with no interceptions.?Wichita is 3-0 in the first season of CPIFL play and hosts Bloomington at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Hartman Arena.

    Shockers down?Air Force

    WICHITA — The Wichita State baseball team swept a two-game series against the Air Force Academy, winning 4-1 Wednesday at Eck Stadium.?Wichita scored three runs in the bottom of the eight inning on four hits. Joe Haddox hit a two-run single in the inning. Haddox finished the game two for four hitting.?Shocker starter Zach Beringer went five innings for a no decision, allowing a run on four hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Aaron LaBrie finished the game for the win, allowing no hits and four strikeouts. LaBrie improves to 2-0.?Seth Kline drove in a run for the Falcons, 8-15. Alex Baker threw six innings for a no decision, allowing an unearned run on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Jack Hourin took the loss.?Wichita State improves to 14-11 and hosts Illinois State at 6:30 p.m. Friday to open a three-game series.

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    A.Baker, Hourin (L, 0-1) 7, Wilson 8 and Sicher; Beringer, LeBrie (W, 2-0) 6 and Zimmerman, T.Baker 8. Time — 2:15. Attendance — 2,235.

    Royals win, tie?spring games

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Kansas City Royals split their final split squad games of the spring Wednesday.?In Phoenix, the Royals fell to the Milwaukee Brewers 9-1. At home in Surprise, Ariz., the Royals took an early 7-0 lead, but had to settle for a 9-9 tie in 10 innings.?The Brewers used five different pitchers, holding the Royals to five hits. Starter Yovani Gallardo (1-2) went 6 1-3 innings for the win, allowing a run on two hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Al Gonzalez and Hainley Statias each went two for four hitting with a home run and two RBIs. Norichika Aoki went three for four with two runs scored. Aramis Ramirez added two RBIs.?Luis Mendoza took the loss for the Royals, falling to 2-1 this spring. Xavier Nady hit a solo home run for Kansas City. Miguel Tejada went two for three hitting.?Against the Cubs, the Royals led 7-0 through four innings and 8-2 through seven. Chicago came back with a five-run eighth inning. Kansas City added a run in the bottom of the eighth, but a Darwin Barney double, a Nate Schierholtz triple and a David DeJesus sacrifice fly tied the game.?The Royals tried to regain the lead in the bottom of the ninth, when Lorenzo Cain singled and stole two bases, but a pair of strikeouts and a pop fly ended the threat.?Chris Getz went six for six for the Royals hitting with two runs scored and two RBIs. Alex Gordon went three for six with a home run and an RBI. Mike Moustakas went two for five with a home run and three RBIs. Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain each added a home run.?Dioner Navarro and Barney each went two for four hitting. Schierholtz went two for two with an RBI. DeJesus and Navarro each drove in two runs.?The Royals are 23-7 in spring play and play Cincinnati at 3:05 p.m. today in Goodyear, Ariz. The Royals wind up spring play with a home game against Cleveland Friday.

    vs. Milwaukee

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    Mendoza (L, 2-1), Severino 6, Bueno 7, Wheeler 8 and Kottaras, Graterol 7; Gallardo (W, 1-2), Gonzalez 7, Gorzelanny 8, Kintzler 9, Figaro 9 and Lucroy, Maldonado 8. HR — KC: Nady (1). Mil.: Gonzalez (2), Statia (1). Time — 2:25. Attendance — 3,657.?vs. Chicago Cubs

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    Feldman, Bowden 5, Rondon 7, Putman 8, Caridad 9, Antigua and Navarro, Boscan 8; Shields, Collins 6, Herrera 6, Gutierrez 7, Hochevar 8, Crow 8, Runion 10 and Perez. HR — KC: Cain (2), Moustakas (5), Perez (1), Gordon (6). Time — 3:33. Attendance — 6,842.

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