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High Single Game — Men: Bob Murphy, Pot Bellies, 225; Women: Pauline Casey, Surprisors, 157; High Single Series — Cecil Kemph, Fab Four, 608; Women: Pat Curtis, The Chicks, 427; High Team Game — Pot Bellies, 757; High Team Series — Pot Bellies, 2,187.
The following Newton High School athletic events scheduled for Friday were postponed (make-up date):
• Varsity boys tennis at Winfield (3 p.m. Wednesday)
• Varsity track at Campus (canceled)
• Varsity and JV baseball at Derby (April 29)
• Varsity and JV softball at Derby (Wednesday)
HESSTON — The Hesston High School softball team split a Central Kansas League doubleheader against Smoky Valley Thursday in Hesston.
The Swathers lost the first game 6-3 and won the second game 6-5.
In the first game, Smoky Valley jumped out 3-0 in the first two innings and added three more runs in the top of the fifth. Hesston replied with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and a run in the seventh.
Kira Haxton had five hits with an RBI for Smoky Valley. Jacque Hulse added two hits.
Kinsley Miller had three hits for Hesston.
Megan Sample pitched for Smoky Valley, striking out four. Kayla Ewert pitched for Hesston, striking out one.
Hesston jumped out in the second game with two runs in the first inning. Smoky Valley scored all of its runs in the top of the third. Hesston got back in the game with two runs in the fourth inning and tied the game in the sixth. A Hesston run in the bottom of the seventh ended the game.
Haxton, Sample and Addison Haiden each had three hits for Smoky Valley.
Kyler Evancho pitched for the win for Hesston, striking out two. Jordan Otto struck out three in the loss.
Hesston is 3-7 and hosts Nickerson Tuesday.
Sample (W) and n/a; Ewert (L) and n/a.
Otto (L) and n/a; Evancho (W) and n/a.
splits with Larned
LARNED — The Halstead High School baseball team split a Central Kansas League doubleheader against Larned-Macksville Thursday in Larned.
Halstead won the first game 20-9 and lost the second game 13-12.
In the first game, Halstead scored in every inning but the sixth.
David Schulte had four hits for Halstead. Jonathan Fulgham and Layke Heimerman each drove in three runs. Tony Morris drove in two runs.
Jonathan Herter and Alex Barger each had three hits for Larned.
Heimerman pitched four innings for Halstead, striking out two. Kaden Kraus threw three innings. Austin Gladow struck out three in five innings for Larned.
The two teams combined for 14 errors.
Tied 5-5 after four innings of the second game, Halstead scored four runs in the fifth inning. Larned replied with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and three more in the sixth. Each team scored three runs in the seventh.
Chase VanSteenburg had four hits and three RBIs for Halstead. Dalton Kraus had four hits and two RBIs. Schulte had two RBIs. Fulghum had two hits.
Herter pitched 5 2-3 innings for Larned, striking out three. Carson Smith finished the game with two strikeouts for the win. Schulte went 4 2-3 innings, striking out three. Brian Casey took the loss.
Halstead is 5-5, 5-3 in CKL play. The Dragons play Tuesday at Kingman-Norwich in Kingman.
Heimerman (W), K.Kraus (S) 5 and n/a; Gladow (L), Schartz 6 and n/a.
Schulte, Casey (L) 6 and n/a; Herter, Smith (W) 6 and n/a.
WICHITA — With spring training just a couple of weeks away, the Wichita Wingnuts added nine players to the roster.
• Pitcher Mike Devine is a six-year pro who spent most of his career with Traverse City of the Frontier League. He played 10 games with Wichita last season, where he was 1-0 with a 2.08 earned-run-average. He is 20-17 lifetime with a 4.24 ERA, 10 saves, 100 walks and 293 strikeouts.
• Pitcher Jesse Pratt is a second-year pro who pitched for Wichita in his rookie season. He was 6-2 last year with one save, a 3.82 ERA, 49 strikeouts and 18 walks.
• Pitcher Nick Sabo is a third-year pro, who started his career in the San Francisco Giants farm system. He split last season between Augusta of the South Atlantic League and Salem-Keizer of the Northwestern League. His is 3-1 with a 5.64 ERA, 19 strikeouts and 11 walks.
• Pitcher Austin Boyle is a second-year pro who played for Garden City of the Pecos League last season. He was 8-3 with a 4.03 ERA, 77 strikeouts and 36 walks.
• Pitcher Seth Harvey is an eighth-year pro, who spent his first six seasons in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. He played with Wichita last season, going 2-0 in 22 games. He has a 2.08 ERA with 26 strikeouts and eight walks.
• Pitcher Eddie Medina is a fifth-year pro who played parts of the last two seasons with Wichita. He was 6-6 with Wichita last season with a 6.73 ERA, 63 strikeouts and 40 walks.
• Pitcher Colin Balester spent six seasons in the Majors, his first four with Washington. He played for Detroit in 2012 and Cincinnati in 2015. He is 8-17 lifetime in the Majors with a 5.47 ERA, 157 strikeouts and 91 walks. He played last season with Samsung in the Korean League, where he was 0-3 with an 8.03 ERA. He has been a pro since 2004.
• Pitcher Charles Leesman spent parts of two seasons with the Chicago White Sox, where is was 0-1 in nine games with a 9.00 ERA, 13 strikeouts and 17 walks. A pro since 2008, he played seven games with Wichita last season, going 2-2 with a 5.18 ERA, 18 strikeouts and 15 walks.
• Pitcher Josh Goossen-Brown was acquired from Lincoln for catcher Brent Dean. Goossen-Brown is a third-year pro who spent the 2014 and 2016 seasons with the Chicago White Sox Arizona League rookie team. He was 1-3 in 21 games with a 4.67 ERA, 33 strikeout and six walks. He also had three saves.
Wichita now has 22 players under contract for spring training, which begins May 6. A team may have up to 28 players under contract for the start of spring training.
Wichita opens the season May 18 against Laredo.
VP of ticket sales
WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder hockey team named Grant Wilson vice president of ticket sales.
Wilson spent 16 years in various capacities with baseball teams, starting as director of group sales with the River City Rascals in 2001. He was general manager of the Cowlitz Black Bears of the West Coast League in 2009. He also served as GM of the Klamath Falls Gems of the West Coast League and worked with the El Paso Chihuahuas of the Pacific Coast League, the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League and most recently with the Portland Pickles of the Great West League.