Railers down

Topeka at Mac

McPHERSON — The Newton High School girls’ soccer team edged Topeka 2-1 Thursday in the third-place game of the McPherson Invitational at McPherson Stadium.

Aspen Olson scored first for the Railers with an assist from Keila Gillispie.

Topeka tied the game with 13:26 remaining in the match.

With 2:35 remaining, Gillispie scored the game-winner for the Railers.

Arianna Campos was named to the all-tournament team for the Railers.

Newton is 3-1 and hosts Andover at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fischer Field.

Sedgwick grad

takes honors

IRVING, Texas - Sedgwick High School graduate Brylie Ware was named the Big 12 baseball player of the week for the week ending March 25.

Ware is a junior infielder for the University of Oklahoma.

In four games, Ware went nine for 16 hitting with nine RBIs. He had six RBIs against West Virginia March 23 and the game-winner in the nightcap against West Virginia March 24. He was three for four with a double and a run scored in a non-conference game against Wichita State.

The Sooners finished the week 3-1.

For the season, OU is 18-10, 4-0 in Big 12 play.

Ware is batting .321 this season with 20 RBIs, 11 doubles and a triple.

Hawks host

watch party

The Harvey County Hawks are hosting a watch party Saturday at Gurty’s, 214 East 12th Street in Newton.

Kansas takes on Villanova at 7:49 p.m. Saturday in the NCAA National Semifinals in San Antonio.

The game will be shown on a 10-foot screen, a 55-inch screen and a 70-inch screen.

Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Softball roundup

Sedgwick 18, Bluestem 10

Bluestem 12, Sedgwick 6

SEDGWICK — The Sedgwick Cardinals opened the season with a split against the Bluestem Lions Thursday in Sedgwick.

Sedgwick won the first game 18-10, but lost the nightcap 12-6.

Sedgwick used an eight-run third inning to take a 9-3 lead and hold off the Lions the rest of the way. Taylinn Lacey went three for four hitting with three RBIs. Kylie Charles drove in two runs. Melissa Juhnke went two for three with an RBI. Avery Blank went two for two hitting. Gracie Mabry went two for four hitting.

For Bluestem, Ashtyn Junging went two for four with two RBIs.

Blank pitched the win for Sedgwick, allowing seven earned runs on 12 hits with four walks and 10 strikeouts. Junging went the distance for Bluestem, allowing 13 earned runs on 11 hits with 11 walks and 11 strikeouts.

In the second game, Bluestem scored seven runs in the top of the first inning, adding five more runs in the last two. Sedgwick scored two runs in the second inning and four in the bottom of the seventh.

Junging went two for four hitting with a home run and two RBIs. Andrea Harlan went two for four with an RBI,

Juhnke went two for three for Sedgwick, driving in two runs. Macie McGinn went three for four with an RBI. Lacey went two for four with an RBI.

Blank threw 6.1 innings of relief in the loss, allowing four earned runs on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

Sedgwick is 1-1 and plays at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Inman to kick off HOAL play.

First game

Bluestem;201;304;0;—10;12;4

Sedgwick;018;144;x;—18;11;4

Jurging (L) and n/a; Blank (W, 1-0) and n/a.

Second game

Bluestem;700;003;2;—12;8;4

Sedgwick;020;000;4;—6;10;5

Clevengeck (L) and n/a; Lacey, Blank (L, 1-1) 1 and n/a. HR — B: Jurging.

HOAL

Moundridge 13, Ell-Saline 0

MOUNDRDIGE — Zizi Sebrant tossed a five-inning no-hitter as Moundridge downed Ell-Saline 13-0 Thursday in Heart of America League play in Moundridge.

The game was called after five innings on the 10-run rule.

Zizi Sebrant gave up two walks and struck out five.

Moundridge scored three runs in the first inning, five in the second and five in the fourth.

Keira Sebrant went two for two hitting with a grand slam home run and five RBIs. Erin Durst went two for three with two RBIs. Taylor Potts also drove in two runs. Ellen Durst went two for three hitting.

The second-game results were not posted.

Moundridge hosts Marion Tuesday.

Ell-Saline;000;00;—0;0;5

Moundridge;350;5x;—13;8;2

Ditto (L) and n/a; Z.Sebrant (W, 1-0) and n/a. HR — M: K.Sebrant (1).

Baseball roundup

Sedgwick 5, Bluestem 1

Sedgwick 4, Bluestem 2

SEDGWICK — The Sedgwick Cardinals opened the season with a pair of wins over Bluestem Thursday in non-league play in Sedgwick.

The Cardinals won 5-1 and 4-2.

In the first game, Andrew Hoffsommer threw 5.2 innings for the win, allowing a run on four hits with a walk and eight strikeouts. Neal Bever finished the game for the save, walking one and striking out two.

Up 2-1, Sedgwick scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to secure the win.

Nolan Crumrine drove in two runs. Colton Smith went three for three hitting with an RBI. Bever finished two for three with an RBI.

Blake Bevan drove in Bluestem’s run.

Beven threw four innings in the loss, allowing one earned run on five hits with a walk and seven strikeouts. Chris Dawson finished the game.

In the second game, Sedgwick led 4-1 after two innings. Bluestem added a run in the third, but the Cardinals shut the Lions down the rest of the way.

Brayden Francis went two for three for Sedgwick with an RBI. Bever and Mason Lacey each drove in a run.

Bevan went three for four for Bluestem.

Nolan Crumrine pitched six innings of relief for Sedgwick for the win, allowing a run on three hits with a walk and eight strikeouts. Bever tossed the seventh inning for his second save of the day.

Sedgwick is 2-0 and plays at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Inman.

First game

Bluestem;001;000;0;—1;4;5

Sedgwick;110;003;x;—5;8;2

Bevan (L), Dawson 5 and n/a; Hoffsommer (W, 1-0), Bever (S, 1) 6 and n/a.

Second game

Bluestem;101;000;0;—2;4;3

Sedgwick;220;000;x;—4;7;0

Clift (L), Laidler 3 and n/a; H.Schroeder, Crumrine (W, 1-0) 1, Bever (S, 2) 7 and n/a.

HOAL

Ell-Saline 10, Moundridge 5

Ell-Saline 8, Moundridge 4

MOUNDRIDGE — The Moundridge Wildcat baseball team opened the season with a pair of losses to Ell-Saline Thursday in HOAL play.

Ell-Saline won the first game 10-5 and the second game 8-4.

In the first game, Ell-Saline scored four runs in the fourth inning to lead 5-0. The Cardinals added two runs each in the next two innings and a run in the seventh. Moundridge scored five runs in the seventh.

Joel Came pitched five scoreless innings for Ell-Saline, allowing four hits, a walk and eight strikeouts. Malik Myers finished the game, allowing four earned runs, four hits, two walks and four strikeouts.

Chris Leddy took the loss for Moundridge, despite not allowing a hit in four innings. Leddy allowed two earned runs with nine walks and nine strikeouts. Wyatt Falco struck out three in two innings. Remington Creed pitched an inning.

Brody Ditto broke up the no-hitter for Ell-Saline. Josh Knight drove in two runs for Moundridge.

“We gave up one hit and lost 5-10,” Moundridge coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “That does not happen very often. We issued too many walks and had untimely errors that lead to runs that could have been kept off the board. I was proud of the fact we never quit and put up five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Our first double-header looked like our first double-header, if you know what I mean. We have some players in new spots and there will be some growing pains. We need to be more aggressive at the plate in the future.”

Ell-Saline scored four runs in the third inning to break the second game open.

Richard Davis drove in three runs for Ell-Saline. Carne drove in two runs.

Bryant Olson went two for three hitting for Moundridge.

Davis pitched five innings to win the second game, striking out 13. Kaden Griffin finished the game.

Josh Knight went 3.1 innings in the loss for Moundridge. Collin Kohl finished the game.

“We played better on defense and hit the ball hard at times and improved overall from the first game of the evening,” Eichelberger said. “We still had too many lead-off walks that ended up scoring. Bryant Olson had a good evening going three for six in the two games with a couple of doubles. We will get back to work and get ready for next week.”

Moundridge hosts Marion at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

First game

Ell-Saline;010;422;1;—10;1;2

Moundridge;000;000;5;—5;8;5

Carne (W), Myers 6 and n/a; Leddy (L, 0-1), Falco 5, Creed 7 and n/a.

Second game

Ell-Saline;204;110;0;—8;6;4

Moundridge;101;010;1;—4;7;2

Davis (W), Griffin 6 and n/a; Knight (L, 0-1), Kohl 4 and n/a.