The Newton Rebels used a five-run first inning to get past the Hutchinson Monarchs 8-2 Tuesday in Walter Johnson League play at Klein-Scott Field.
Newton added three runs in the third inning. Hutchinson scored a run each in the fifth and seventh innings.
Ethan Peacock pitched five innings for the win for Newton, allowing no earned runs on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Nathan Briar finished the game, allowing a run on four hits with a walk and two strikeouts.
Nick Kolley led the Rebel offense, going two for three hitting with two runs scored and a pair of RBIs. Grant Dunnegan also drove in two runs. Anthony Quiles, Cooper Langley and Trent Brisboe each drove in a run.
For Hutchinson, Zackary Leighton went three for three hitting. Zennon Kolakowski went two for four with an RBI. Jordan Ollenberger also drove in a run.
Hutchinson starter Zach Richert took the loss. Junior Mustain and Jean Acevedo also pitched.
Hutchinson falls to 16-15, 16-14 in league play. Newton is 15-13, 14-13 in WJL play. Newton hosts the Kansas Cannons at 6 p.m. today in a league doubleheader.
Hutch. 000 010 100 —2 7 4
Newton 503 000 00x —8 8 0
Richert (L), Mustain 3, Acevedo 6 and n/a; Peacock (W), Briar 6 and Kolley.