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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Senior Knights edged by Salina

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  • Newton Kansan
    SALINA — The Newton Senior Knights ended the regular season with a 4-2 loss to the Salina Falcons Saturday at Dean Evans Stadium in Salina.
    Salina scored a run in the first inning, a run in the third inning and a pair of runs in the fourth inning. Newton scored both runs in the sixth inning.
    The Knights were outhit 10-4.
    Salina pitcher Daniel O'Brien went six innings for the win, allowing two runs on two hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Robert James finished the game for the save, allowing two hits and four strikeouts.
    Newton starter Ben Wright took the loss, pitching just one inning. Jacob Fulmer, Keil Stauffer, Wyatt Burbrink and Gunar Drinnen each pitched. Stauffer struck out three batters. Drinnen struck out two.
    Dakota Long went two for four hitting for Newton with a run scored. Austin Resser drove in a run.
    The Newton defense turned three double plays.
    For Salina, Mason Brightbill went three for four hitting. Matt Rowe went two for two with an RBI. Keenen Breen went two for four. Conner Boyer and Jared Winter each drove in a run.
    Newton opens play in the Class AAA, Zone 5 Tournament at 4 p.m. today in McPherson. Newton plays the winner of Monday's McPherson-Buhler game. If Newton wins, the Senior Knights advance to the finals at 4 p.m. Wednesday. If Newton falls, the Knights play an elimination game today.
    Newton ab r h bi
    Stauffer ss 2 0 1 0
    Long 3b 4 1 2 0
    Drinnen p 3 1 0 0
    Resser 1b 4 0 1 1
    Crumrine cf 4 0 0 0
    Burbrink 2b 2 0 0 0
    Sweely c 3 0 0 0
    Fulmer p 2 0 0 0
    Stein rf 1 0 0 0
    Wood lf 3 0 0 0 TOTALS 28 2 4 1
    Salina ab r h bi
    Early 2b 2 2 1 0
    Rowe ss 2 0 2 1
    Boyer 1b 4 0 1 1
    Dooley 3b 4 0 0 0
    Breen cg 4 1 2 9
    Brightbill c 4 0 3 0
    Dolan c 2 1 0 0
    Ramsey lf 2 0 0 0
    Winter dh 4 0 1 1
    James rf 2 0 0 0
    TOTALS 30 4 10 3
    Newton 000 002 000 —2
    Salina 101 200 00x —4
    E — Fulmer. DP — Newton 3. LOB — New. 3, Sal. 8. 2B — Breen, Winter. SB — Stauffer. CS — Stauffer. Sac. Bunt — Ramsey.
    Newton
    ip h r er bb k
    Wright, L 1 2 1 1 1 0
    Fulmer 2 1 1 0 2 0
    Stauffer 1 3 2 1 0 3
    Stein 2 1 0 0 1 1
    Burbrink 1 1 0 0 1 0
    Drinnen 1 2 0 0 0 2
    Salina
    ip h r er bb k
    O'Brien, W 6 2 2 2 4 4
    James, S 3 2 0 0 0 4
    WP — Burbrink. PB — Sweely. Time — 2:04.
     
     
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