GODDARD — Newton High School basketball player Ty Berry is a member of the Kansas Crunch Berries team that won the Mid-America Youth Basketball National Championships in the ninth- and 10th-grade boys’ division Thursday through Sunday.
The Crunch Berries finished 3-1 in pool play, beating the OK Sonics 86-46, losing to the KC Crusaders 74-63, beating STAR Future of Oklahoma 80-64 and the Oz Elite 2021 82-80.
In bracket play, the Crunch Berries downed OK-GTH XIII 65-61, the KC Blue Chips-Liggins 67-61, the KC Spurs Grey 73-57 and the NLHA Gaddis 16U 83-75 in the finals.
OVERLAND PARK — Several area teams competed in the ASA Heartland World Series held recently in the Overland Park and Olathe areas.
In the 18U Class B, the G2 Heat 18-Henderson team took third. The Heat finished 4-1 in pool play, beating the Flamez 8-5, the KC Legends 10-0, the Vipers 10-1 and the Richmond Vipers 18B 4-1.
In bracket play, the Heat downed the Maniacs 6-4 and the Aftershock 9-2, before falling to eventual champions Extreme South Dakota 11-0.
In the consolation bracket, the Heat downed 5 Tool Rumble 9-6 and the Macon Travelers 1-0 before falling in the consolation semifinals to the Twisters 3-2.
In the 8C division, the G2 Heat 8-VanZant finished second. The team finished 2-2 in pool play, beating the South KC Outlaws 16-3, losing to the SEK Fire 11-0, beating the Outlaws again 12-5 and losing again to the SEK Fire 10-2.
In bracket play, the Heat beat the South KC Outlaws 13-7, lost to the SEK Fire 13-1, beat the Outlaws 11-2 in the consolation semifinals and lost to the SEK Fire 12-0 in the finals.
In the 10C division, the G2 Heat 10-Stanford finished fourth in the Red Bracket. In pool play, the team went 2-2, losing to Commotion Softball 6-0, beating the Black Widows 13-0, losing to the Blue Angels 3-1 and beating the Originals J2 6-0. In bracket play, the team lost to the Originals J2 6-5, beat the Sun Devils 7-6, best the Originals J2 8-3 and lost in the consolation quarterfinals to the Diamond Elite 7-4.
In the 12C division, the Newton Panthers finished third in the Blue bracket. The Panthers finished 3-1 in pool play, beating the Diamond Thieves 9-5, the KC Stars 11-2 and the KC Ambush 07 12-0 before falling to United Softball 10-0.
In bracket play, the Panthers downed United Softball 4-0 and Mid-Mo Velocity 6-3, before falling in the semifinals to the Crush 5-2. In the consolation semifinals, the Panthers fell to eventual champions United Softball 7-0.
In the 14C division, The Newton Panthers finished second in the Red bracket. In pool play, the Panthers finished 2-1-1, losing to the Mercenaries 4-3, beating KC Atomic 8-3, tying 3n2 Force 7-7 and beating the Eudora Yellow Jackets 6-5.
In bracket play, the Panthers downed Xplosion Softball 6-3, but lost to Hot Shots 14-Black 5-2. In consolation play, the Panthers beat Xplosion Softball 5-3, Eclipse 12-0 and the KC Phoenix Fire 4-1.
In the finals, the Panthers downed Hot Shots 14-Black 4-3 in the first game, but fell 8-0 in the deciding game.
The G2 Heat-Forgit finished second in the 14C White bracket. In pool play, the team finished 1-3, losing to the Midwest Rave 13-1, beating Phoenix Fastpitch 05 13-1, losing to the Lady Panthers 10-4 and losing to the STL Jags 18-2.
In bracket play, the Heat beat the LFS Nitro 19-14, lost to KC Atomic 4-3, beat the LFS Nitro 11-6, beat the Battitudes 8-3 and beat the Eudora Yellow Jackets 9-1 in the consolation semifinals.
In the finals, the Heat beat KC Atomic 10-8 in the first game, but lost in the deciding game 11-6.
The G2 Heat 14-Mueller finished 1-3 in pool play, losing to Chaos 6-4, beating Rebels-Green 6-4, losing to Aftershock Fastpitch 13-4 and losing to the KC Lady Bandits 15-10.
In bracket play, the Heat beat Chaos 11-3, lost to the Eudora Yellow Jackets 9-5 and lost to Battitudes 9-7.
In the 16-18C Division, the G2 Heat-Unruh finished second in the Red Bracket. The team finished 2-2 in pool play, losing to T-n-T 8-6, beating the LFS Quake 8-7, losing to the Diamomd Diablos 4-3 and beating Northland Muddy Girls 7-5.
In bracket play, the Heat downed the G2 Heat-Lutz 7-6 and lost to Chaos 9-0. In the consolation bracket, the Heat beat the LFS Quake 11-3, the G2 Heat Lutz 15-12 and NitroWhite 5-4.
In the championships, the Heat beat Chaos 10-9 in the first game, but lost in the deciding game 8-7.
The G2 Heat-Lutz finished fourth in the Red bracket.
In pool play, the team finished 0-4, falling to the Topeka Lady Warriors 10-2, Chaos 6-0, the Eudora Yellow Jackets 9-6 and NitroWhite 11-2.
In bracket play, the G2 Heat-Lutz beat the NEK Fury 9-2, lost to the G2 Heat-Unruh 7-6, beat the Eudora Yellow Jackets 3-1, beat the NEK Fury 12-5, beat the Diamond Diablos 7-6 and lost in the consolation quarterfinals to the G2 Heat-Unruh 15-12.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The Wichita Wingnuts continued their late-season sojourn with a 6-2 win over the Sioux City Explorers Monday night in American Association play at Mercy Field.
Wichita took the lead in the second inning on a solo home run by Angel Reyes. Logan Watkins added an RBI single in the third inning.
The Wingnuts scored three runs in the fourth inning. Leo Vargas, Watkins and Zach Nehrir each had an RBI single.
Dylan Kelly scored for the Canaries on an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth. Sioux City scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning.
Nehrir hit an RBI single in the top of the sixth for Wichita.
Sioux City loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth. A strikeout and a pop out ended the game.
Tyler Kane lasted 4 2-3 innings for Wichita, allowing two runs, seven hits, four walks and five strikeouts. Brady Bowen (2-1) went 2 1-3 innings for the win, allowing one hit. Austin Boyle went 1 2-3 innings, allowing two hits, a walk and two strikeouts. Daniel Tillman recorded the last out for the save, his 20th of the season.
Sioux City’s Ian McKinney (1-2) lasted 5 1-3 innings in the loss, allowing three earned runs, 10 hits and eight strikeouts. Ryan Flores went 2 2-3 innings, allowing three hits and three strikeouts. Dominic Topoozia pitched the ninth, allowing a hit and a strikeout.
Watkins finished three for four and Vargas finished two for four for the Wingnuts.
Nate Samson and Kelly each went two for four hitting for the Canaries.
Wichita is 45-29, while Sioux Falls is 56-18. Wichita is 11 games behind the Explorers in the AA South and 2 1/2 games behind Kansas City for second place.
The series continues at 7:05 p.m. today.
Cooper (W, 8-5), Bowen 7, Kuzminsky 9 and Trowbridge; Gunn (L, 7-4), DiPasquale 8 and Paz. HR — W: Thomas (18), Reyes (13), Simpson (10). Time — 2:45. Attendance — 3,590.
Gillies (L, 6-4), Carvallo 6, Tillman 8 and Nester; Steele (W, 4-2), Smith 6, Quintana 8 and Gimenez. Time — 2:55. Attendance — 3,762.
Kane, Bowen (W, 2-1) 5, Boyle 8, Tillman (S, 20) 9 and Nester; McKinney (L, 1-2), Flores 6, Topoozian 9 and Kelly. HR — W: Reyes (14). Time — 3:20. Attendance — 1,056.