Bethel posts first sweep

The Bethel College softball team posted its first twinbill sweep in its two-year school history, claiming a pair of wins from Sterling College Monday at Kelsch Field in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference play. Bethel beat Sterling 5-1 in the first game and 5-2 in the nightcap. The Threshers snap a 14-game losing streak. In the first game, Rachel Unruh pitched for the win, allowing one run on three hits with five strikeouts. Mary Sheridan was three for three hitting with an RBI and three runs scored. Shiann Wickham went two for four hitting. Sarah Cunningham and Brooke Powers each added an RBI. Bethel scored a run in the first inning, three in the third and one more in the fifth. Sterling scored on a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning. In the second game, Lakin Thompson pitched for the win, allowing one earned run on seven hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Wickham went two for three hitting with a run scored and two RBIs. Cunningham went two for four with a run scored and an RBI. Victoria Roberts and Samantha Sheridan each added an RBI. Bethel led 3-1 through four innings. Sterling scored a run in the fifth, but Bethel came up with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Saturday, Bethel lost a pair of games to rival Tabor 5-3 and 6-5. In the first game, Tabor led 5-1 after three innings and held the Threshers off the rest of the way. Karen Harris pitched for the win for Tabor, allowing one earned run on three hits with a walk and four strikeouts. Bethel’s Chelsea Grandstaff took the loss, allowing four earned runs on eight hits with three walks and nine strikeouts. Brooke Tomtem went three for four hitting for Tabor. Annie King went two for four with two RBIs. Kyleen Condon went two for four with a run scored and an RBI. Cortnie Killen also drove in a run. Powers went two for three for Bethel. In the second game, Bethel led 5-4, but gave up two runs in the top of the seventh. Condon pitched for the win for Tabor, going two innings of relief. Kylie Williams pitched the seventh for the save. Unruh went five innings for Bethel in a no decision. Kelly Toll took the losss. Tomten went two for four hitting for Tabor with two RBIs. Condon also drove in two runs. S Massey went two for three with an RBI. K Henning hit a solo home run. Mary Sheridan went two for four hitting for Bethel with three RBIs. Powers drove in a run. Cunningham went two for four. Bethel is 3-18, 2-8 in KCAC play. Bethel plays Southwestern at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Winfield.

vs. Tabor First game

Tabor 311 000 0 —5 8 5 Bethel 100 100 1 —3 3 1

Harris (W) and Henning; Grandstaff (W) and M.Cunningham. Second game

Tabor 010 300 2 —6 8 3 Bethel 130 010 0 —5 8 1

Kithcart, Condon (W) 5, Williams (S) 7 and Henning; Unruh, Toll (L) 6 and M.Sheridan. HR — T: Henning. vs. Sterling First game

Sterling 000 001 0 —1 3 1 Bethel 103 010 x —5 11 2

Sterling battery not listed; Unruh (W) and M.Sheridan. HR — Sterling: n/a. Second game

Sterling 100 010 0 —2 7 3 Bethel 201 020 x —5 9 1

Sterling battery not listed; Thompson (W) and M.Sheridan.

Newton baseball splits with Andover

The Newton High School baseball team split a doubleheader Friday at Andover. Newton lost the first game 5-3 and won the second game 6-0. Newton led 3-1 after three innings, but gave up a run in the fourth, another in the fifth and two in the sixth to allow Andover to take the lead. Newton was held to three hits in the game. Individual stats were not listed. In the second game, Newton scored five runs in the third inning and another in the fourth. Newton held Andover to four hits. Newton is 4-5 and hosts Derby at 6 p.m. today in a make-up of an earlier rain out.

First game

Newton 021 000 0 —3 3 3 Andover 100 112 x —5 5 2

Second game

Newton 005 100 0 —6 9 0 Andover 000 000 0 —0 4 6

Railer softball team splits

ANDOVER — The Newton High School softball team claimed its first win of the season in a triangular split Friday in Andover. Newton won the first game 18-0 against Wichita North. Scoring details were not available at press time. In the second game, Newton fell to host Andover 11-10 in nine innings. Newton led 10-7 after six innings, but gave up three runs in the bottom of the seventh and a run in the bottom of the ninth. Newton is 1-9 and plays Friday at Campus.

Moundridge splits with Ell-Saline

BROOKEVILLE — The Moundridge High School baseball team split a Heart of America League twinbill Monday against Ell-Saline. Moundridge lost the first game 3-2. Ell-Saline’s Jared Winter went two for three hitting with a home run and two RBIs. Cody Walters went the distance pitching, allowing five hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Moundridge pitcher Shawn Wadley took the loss, allowing five hits, three walks and three strikeouts. Jaden Schmidt drove in two runs. Moundridge won the second game 11-10. Victor Gallegos struck out six for Moundridge in 4 1-3 innings. Daniel Ratzlaff finished the game for the win, allowing a run and one hit. Keegan Hays took the loss for Ell-Saline. Ratzlaff went three for four hitting with two RBIs. Hunter Enyart went two for three with two RBIs. Gallegos also drove in two runs. Garrett Higgins went two for five with an RBI. “In the first game, Shawn Wadley pitched a great game and gave up one hard hit ball — a two-run HR to Winter, other than that, he pitched well,” Moundridge coach Lynn Eichelberger. “We stranded a lot of base runners and did not get a timely hit when we needed it. “In the second game, I was proud of our team as we came back twice from being down five runs. Scoring 10 runs in the last three innings showed me we have a no-quit attitude. Daniel Ratzlaff came in relief in the fifth inning and shut the door. He picked up the win as he shut down the cardinals in the last two innings. Victor Gallegos had a two-run double in the center field gap in the top of the seventh that tied the game. Hunter Enyart and Ratzlaff hit the ball well all night long.” Moundridge plays at 4:30 p.m. today at home against Bennington.

First game

Mound. 000 002 0 —2 5 0 Ell-Sal. 000 210 x —3 5 1

Wadley (L) and Higgins; Walters (W) and Omli. HR — ES: Winter. Second game

Mound. 010 043 3 —11 10 4 Ell-Sal. 104 140 0 —10 11 6

Gallegos, Ratzlaff (W) 5 and Higgins, Wadley; Jacobson, Base 6, Hays (L) 7 and DeArvil.

Halstead swept by Nickerson

HALSTEAD — The Halstead High School baseball team fell to Nickerson in a pair of Central Kansas League games Friday in Halstead. Nickerson won the first game 6-5 in eight innings. Nickerson won the second game 7-1. In the first game, Shane VanSteenburg had four hits for Halstead, followed by Devan Herb with three and Joseph Stovall with two. Stovall drove in four runs. Herb drove in three. Stovall struck out six in 6 1-3 innings. In the second game, Zachery Wright had two hits and an RBI for Halstead. Ryan O’Toole had four hits and two RBIs for Nickerson. Sam Berridge had three hits. Jake Stiverson had six strikeouts for Nickerson. Blake Beckett struck out four for Halstead. Halstead is 2-7, 2-4 in CKL play, and plays at 4:30 p.m. today at Kingman.

First game

Nickerson 001 000 41 —6 9 0 Halstead 004 001 00 —5 13 0

Second game

Nickerson 012 003 1 —7 14 0 Halstead 00 010 0 —1 6 0