Hesston Senior Men
1. Blaine Rucker, Erwin Loeffler, John Yost, Harry Winter 28.
2. Mike Tate, Dale Lambert, Dick Kimberlin, Tim Page 29.2.
3. Chet Roberts, Bob Buller, Gary Roberts, Dean Streck 29.6.
4. Larry Winter, Doyle Dodd, Don Tipton, Lowell Roth 30.8.
Closest to the pin — Chet Roberts.
Next play — Friday.
TOPEKA — The Newton High School boys’ tennis team has an entry still in medal contention after the first day of play in the Class 5A state tournament at the Kossover Tennis Center in Topeka.
In doubles play, Max Karst and Joran Singh are still in medal contention. Karst and Singh opened with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Nathan Kowynia and Kyler Gish of DeSoto, but lost in the second round to Jackson Oxler and Ty Stranghomer of Bishop Carroll 6-3, 6-4.
In the first consolation round, Karst and Singh downed Blake McCann and Trey Duffey of Topeka Seaman 9-4. In the second consolation round, Karst and Singh downed Patrick McGee and Mathis Mueller of Arkansas City 9-4.
Karst and Singh, 25-7, face Colin Anderson and Tyler McGreevey of Goddard Eisenhower today in the consolation quarterfinals.
In singles play, Brandon Murrell opened with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 win over Cameron Kienholz of Emporia. In the second round, he lost to Rodney Steven of Bishop Carroll 6-1, 6-1.
In the first consolation round, Murrell downed Jackson Allman of DeSoto 9-7 before losing in the second consolation round to Ethan Pfeifer of Maize 9-6.
Murrell ends the season 20-14.
play at state
GARDEN CITY — The Hesston High School boys’ tennis team will continue play today at the Class 3-2-1A state tournament in Garden City.
In singles play, freshman Logan Gamble is 1-1. Gamble beat Kyle Tollefson of Hiawatha 6-0, 6-1 in the first round and lost to Davis Roe of Norwich 6-1, 6-0 in the second round. No other singles results were listed.
Jorge Morales and freshman Jeb Carlson are 3-1 in doubles play and in medal contention. Morales and Carlson opened with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Damian Espinosa and Treny Evans of Fairfield, but lost in the second round to Kade Beck and Brett Liebl of Central Plains 6-2, 6-0.
In the first consolation round, Morales and Carlson beat Will Knight and Andrii Grytsko of Maranatha Academy 9-4. In the second consolation round, Morales and Carlson downed Grayson Rader and Jack Edmonds of Bishop Seabury Academy 9-1.
Morales and Carlson play Brett Riffel and Keean Comley of Sterling today in the consolation quarterfinals. It is a rematch of the third-place regional finals. Morales and Carlson enter today’s play 15-13.
The team of Mason Barber and Isaac Decker finished 1-2. Barber and Decker lost in the first round to Trenton Jones and Josh Dugan of Conway Springs 7-5, 6-3, won in the first consolation round to Grant Cantrell and Spencer Kimmell of South Barber 9-8 (7-4) and lost in the second consolation round to Cameron Knapp and Jared Curtis of Hoisington 9-4.
Barber and Decker finish the season 6-5.
ELLINWOOD — The Moundridge High School baseball team claimed a pair of wins Friday at Ellinwood to end the regular season.
Moundridge won the first game 19-0 on a Caleb Frye no-hitter. The Wildcats won the second game 12-2. Both games were called after five innings on the 10-run rule.
In the first game, Frye struck out seven for the win. Jayce Christianson went three innings in the loss.
Chris Leddy and Anthony Otte each had three hits for Moundridge. Noah Eichelberger added two hits. Leddy and Peyton Fast each drove in three runs for the Wildcats. Hunter Emerson drove in two runs.
“Caleb Frye pitched the second no-hitter in school history tonight,” Moundridge coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “He was flirting with a perfect game but he hit one of the Ellinwood batters late. Caleb did a great job throwing strikes and our defense did the rest. At the plate, a lot of guys had multiple hits on the evening with extra base hits as well. Noah Eichelberger, Dylan Sugars, Chris Leddy, Anthony Otte, and Remington Creed did a great job taking what the pitchers were giving and hitting the ball hard.”
In the second game, Josh Knight and Noach Eichelberger combined on a three-hitter. Each had two strikeouts
Leddy and Emerson each had three hits for the Wildcats. Remington Creed had two hits. Fast and Dylan Sugars each drove in two runs. Luke Wondra had two RBIs for Ellinwood.
“Josh Knight settled down after the first inning and pitched three good innings before turning it over to Noah Eichelberger, who allowed no hits over the last two frames,” Lynn Eichelberger said. “At the plate, Chris Leddy and Remington Creed continued their hitting from the first game with multi-hit performances along with Hunter Emerson. We manufacturered a few runs in the early innings by bunting and making Ellinwood play defense. Great weather for a baseball game tonight.”
Moundridge is 14-6 and hosts Inman at 6 p.m. Monday in the Class 2-1A regional semifinals. The finals are 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Frye (W) and n/a; Christianson (L), Wondra 4, Doll 5 and n/a.
Knight (W), Eichelberger 4 and n/a; Doll (L), Jacobs 4 and n/a.
WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts signed five players in recent days — first baseman Matt Chavez, pitcher Austin Tribby, pitcher Jared Wilson, pitcher Danny Moskovits and pitcher Colby Suggs.
Chavez was the American Association rookie of the year in 2016, hitting .359 with 16 homes runs, 23 doubles and 61 RBIs. He had a five-hit game in the championship series against Winnipeg.
Chavez is a fourth-year pro, who spent time in both the San Francisco and San Diego organizations at the Class A level. He also played in the Frontier League, the United League and the Pacific Association. He is a .348 lifetime hitter with 64 home runs and 221 RBIs.
Tribby is a second-year pro, who played last season with Elizabethtown, Minnesota’s Rookie level team in the Appalachian League. He was 5-0 last season with a 5.40 ERA, 30 strikeouts and 14 walks.
Wilson is a fourth-year pro, who spent his first three seasons in the Twins organization, reaching the Class A advance level. He spent last season with River City of the Frontier League, where he was 0-3 with a save, a 6.41 ERA, 23 strikeouts and seven walks. Lifetime, he is 12-13 with a 4.12 ERA, 167 strikeouts and 89 walks.
Moskovits is a third-year pro, who played in both the Can-Am League and with Laredo of the American Association. He is 8-14 lifetime with a 5.20 ERA, 106 strikeouts and 78 walks.
Suggs is a fifth-year pro, who spent his first four years in the Miami Marlins organization, reaching as high as Class A advanced. He is 3-9 lifetime with 102 strikeouts and 58 walks.
Before the season even started, infielder Shane Hoelscher had his contract purchased by the Baltimore Oriole organization.
Signed by Wichita in April, Hoelscher is a fourth-year pro, who spent three seasons in the Colorado organization, where he hit .268 with 24 home runs with 151 RBIs.
Hoelscher is the 42nd Wingnut to be signed by an MLB organization and the second in 2017.
Wichita also named former player Anthony Capra as the team’s pitching coach. Capra played professionally since 2008. He spent the last five seasons with Wichita. Lifetime, he was 42-50 with a 4.48 ERA, 809 strikeouts and 509 walks. He played in the Oakland organization for five seasons, reaching as high as Class AAA. He also played in the Mexican League.
“I’m thrilled to be able to stay a part of this great organization and great city that has been such a huge part of my baseball career,” Capra said. “The Wingnuts have meant so much to me since I first signed here back in 2012, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to carry on the tradition of great pitching staffs that Luke built during his nine seasons here.”
Capra is a Wichita State grad. His 305 strikeouts with the Wingnuts is a franchise record.
WINGNUTS TIE — Wichita tied Gary 2-2 Friday in an exhibition at Maize South High School.
Wichita used five pitchers. Leo Vargas and T.J. Mittelstaedt each drove in a run. Vargas hit a solo home run.
The two teams will meet at 2 p.m. today at Maize South.