Bethel spikers

fall to FHSU

HAYS — The Bethel College volleyball team dropped a pair of matches to NCAA Division II Fort Hays State University Wednesday in exhibition matches.

Bethel dropped the first match 25-19, 25-17, 25-20, 20-13. Bethel dropped the second match 25-22, 25-15, 21-25, 25-27, 15-8.

Bethel opens KCAC play at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 against Bethany.

Hesston volleyball

squad sweeps

HESSTON — The Hesston College volleyball team is 3-0 after a three-set win over the Bethany junior varsity Wednesday at Yost Center.

Hesston won the match 25-10, 25-16, 25-20.

Christy Swartzendruber had 10 kills and 12 digs for Hesston. Sam Rimann led in digs with 18. Casey Perez dished 29 assists. Karli Rodriguez downed a pair of blocks.

Hesston plays Friday and Saturday at the Vernon Community College Invitational in Vernon, Texas.

HC men fall

to Allen CC

HESSTON — The Hesston College men's soccer team fell to Allen Community College 4-1 Wednesday at the HC soccer field.

Hesston falls to 0-2 and plays Neosho Community College at 7 p.m. Saturday in Chanute.

Lark women

drop opener

HESSTON — The Hesston College women's soccer team opened the regular season with a 6-2 loss to Allen Community College Wednesday at the HC soccer field.

Hesston plays at 5 p.m. Saturday at Neosho Community College in Chanute.

Wichita sweeps

Grand Prairie

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — The Wichita Wingnuts ended a four-game series against the Grand Prairie AirHogs with a 6-5 win Wednesday at QuikTrip Park in American Association play.

Wichita scored all six runs in the last two innings.

Victor Diaz drove in two runs for Wichita. Ryan Khoury also drove in a run. Abel Nieves went two for four hitting.

Jason Botts went three for three hitting for the AirHogs, with a home run and two RBIs. M Burns went two for four with a home run and two RBIs. Brian Myrow also drove in a run. Alex Nunez went two for five hitting.

The Grand Prairie defense committed three errors, allowing three unearned runs.

Wichita starter Tim Brown threw seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits with a walk and four strikeouts. Chris Peacock (2-0) gave up three runs on three hits with a walk and a strikeout in the eighth, but still got the win and improved to 2-0. Chase Johnson threw a 1-2-3 ninth with a strikeout for the save.

Grand Prairie starter Danny Gutierrez went seven innings, allowing five hits with two walks and nine strikeouts. Trevor Harden pitched the eighth, allowing three runs on three hits with a walk. Former Wingnut Alex Hinshaw (2-2) took the loss, allowing three unearned runs on one hit with a walk and two strikeouts.

Wichita is 69-27, while Grand Prairie is 40-56. Wichita takes a day off and hosts the Laredo Lemurs in a four-game homestand beginning at 7:05 p.m. Friday.

The Lemurs beat the Amarillo Sox 5-1 to clinch the AA wild card berth. Laredo will open the playoffs against North Division champion Winnipeg. Wichita will play either Lincoln or Gary SouthShore in the playoffs.

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Brown, Peacock (W, 2-0) 8, Johnson (S, 1) 9 and McMurray; Gutierrez, Harden 8, Hinshaw (L, 2-2) 9 and Peterson. HR — GP: Botts (12), Burns (4). Time — 2:58. Attendance — 350.

Royals rally

to stop Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to claim a 6-1 win over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday at Kaufman Stadium.

Aided by an 8-4 win for the New York Yankees over the Detroit Tigers, the Royals (74-58) lead the Tigers by 2 1/2 games in the AL Central. The Twins fall to (58-74).

Billy Butler and Salvador Perez each drove in two runs in the eighth inning for the Royals, Perez on a triple. Nori Aoki and Jarrod Dyson each had RBI singles. Dyson's came on a bunt. All of the scoring came with one out.

Aoki and Perez each finished two for four hitting.

Oswaldo Arcia posted an RBI single for the Twins in the seventh inning.

Kansas City starter Liam Hendriks went seven innings, allowing a run on four hits with five strikeouts. Wade Davis (8-2) pitched the eighth for the win. Greg Holland gave up a single and struck out three in the ninth.

Phil Hughes (14-9) went 7 2-3 innings for the Twins, allowing four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts. Brian Duensing and Casey Fien finished the game.

The series concludes at 7:10 p.m. today.

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Hughes (L, 14-9), Duensing 8, Fien 8 and Suzuki; Hendriks, Davis (W, 8-2) 8, Holland 9 and Perez. Time — 2:27. Attendance — 17,668.