SALINA — The Newton Post 2 Senior Knights fell behind early and had a comeback fall short to the Salina Falcons Tuesday in an 8-5 loss in American Legion baseball at Dean Evans Stadium in Salina.

The scheduled second game was called because of rain.

Matt Seirer hit an RBI single for Newton in the top of the first inning, but Salina scored three runs in the bottom of the first. Gleason Wilson hit a two-run double in the inning and scored on Murphy Sein single.

Three walks in the top of the second led to a Knight run, but Salina again scored three runs. Williams had another two-run double. Bryce Banks drove in a run on a single.

Layne Haddock hit a sacrifice fly for Salina in the bottom of the fifth.

Newton scored on a wild pitch in the top of the sixth. Brady McAfee hit an RBI double for Salina in the bottom of the sixth.

Colten Davis hit a sacrifice fly for Newton in the top of the seventh. Hunter Mapes then drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in a run. A strikeout ended the game with bases loaded.

Cade Sterrett pitched four innings for the win, striking out four. Braden Diehl pitched the final out for the save.

Jake Lindenmeyer went five innings for Newton, striking out two in the loss. Josh Hansen finished the game.

Banks finished three for four hitting for Salina. Williams went two for four. Brooks Garretson and Sterrett both went two for three.

Seirer went two for three for Newton.

The two teams are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today for a single, seven-inning game at Klein-Scott Field.

Newton;ab;r;h;bi

Mapes cf;2;1;0;1

Kern;2b;3;0;1;0

Dietz ss;3;0;1;0

Lindenmeyer 1b;3;0;0;0

Seirer c;3;1;2;1

Hansen p;0;0;0;0

Malcolm;1b;2;1;0;0

K.Davis 3b;2;0;1;0

C.Davis lf;1;2;0;1

Tegethoff rf;2;0;0;0

TOTALS;21;5;5;3

Salina;ab;r;h;bi

Bozarth 2b;3;2;1;0

Banks ss;4;2;3;1

Williams rf;4;2;2;4

McAfee 3b;4;0;1;1

Seim c;4;0;1;1

Brooks 1b;3;1;2;0

Diehl p;2;0;0;0

Sterrett lf;3;0;2;0

Haddock cf;2;1;1;1

Davis lf;0;0;0;0

TOTALS;29;8;13;8

Newton;110;001;2;—5

Salina;330;011;x;—8

E — Malcolm, Seim. LOB — New. 12, Sal. 7. 2B — K.Davis, Williams 2, McAfee. SB — Dietz, Sterrett. CS — Mapes, Dietz. Sac. Bunt — Kern, Tegethoff, Diehl. Sac. Fly — Davis, Haddock.

Newton

;ip;h;r;er;bb;k

Lindenmeyer, L;5;11;7;6;0;2

Hansen;1;2;1;1;0;0

Salina

;ip;h;r;er;bb;k

Sterrett, W;4;3;2;2;5;4

Pettijohn;2;1;1;1;3;2

Miller;.2;1;2;2;4;0

Diehl, S;.1;0;0;0;0;1

WP — Lindenmeyer, Sterrett, Pettijohn 4. HBP — Bozarth (Lindenmeyer), Dietz (Sterrett), Seirer (Pettitjohn), Garretson (Hansen). Time — 2:15.