Dirtbaggers 1-2

during weekend

The Newton Dirtbaggers 13U baseball team finished 1-2 in recent play.

Saturday, the Dirtbaggers downed the McPherson Bullpups 8-5.

Joe Slechta went two for three hitting with two RBIs. Caleb Koontz, Ben Crawford, Luke Hirsh, Brayden Monares, Andrew Barron and Owen Mick each drove in a run. Jake Schmidt pitched the win, striking out four. Koontz struck out three. Cade Valdez finished the game for the save, striking out one.

The Dirtbaggers fell to the Wichita Tigers 19-0. Slechta took the loss.

Sunday, the Dirtbaggers fell to the Valley Center Warriors 10-6. Valdez drove in two runs. Monares also drove in a run.

Valdez took the loss.

The Dirtbaggers are 7-17-1 and faces the A-Shox at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Westurban baseball complex.

Wingnuts go long

to stop Stockade

SALINA — T.J. Mittelstaedt hit three home runs, driving in six runs to lead the Wichita Wingnuts to an 11-5 win over the Salina Stockade Monday in American Association play at Dean Evans Stadium in Salina.

Despite playing in Salina, Wichita was the home team as the Stockade are a travel team this season.

Leading 4-3, Wichita scored five runs in the sixth inning to break the game open. The Wingnuts added two runs in the eighth.

Mittelstaedt went four for five hitting for Wichita. Christian Stringer went four for five hitting with two RBIs. Harrison Kain and Brent Clevlen each drove in a run. Martin Medina added two hits.

Cody Coffman had two home runs for Salina, driving in four runs. Coffman went two for four hitting. Jesse Baker hit a solo home run.

Tyler Kane went seven innings for Wichita to get the win, striking out four. Josh Goossen-Brown and Austin Boyle each went an inning.

Chris Cody took the loss for Salina.

Wichita is 20-10, while Salina is 2-29, losing six straight. The two teams meet again at 11 a.m. today at Dean Evans Stadium.



Cody (L, 0-2), Hunter 5, Agnew-Wieland 7 and Coffman; Kane (W, 5-1), Goossen-Brown 8, Boyle 9 and Medina. HR — S: Baker (3), Coffman 2 (2, 3). W: Mittelstaedt 3 (4, 5, 6). Time — 2:38. Attendance — n/a.

Wise wins Air Cap Classic   WICHITA (AP) — Aaron Wise completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Air Capital Classic to lock up a PGA Tour card with his first Web.com Tour title.

The 20-year-old Wise closed with a 2-under 68 in 100-degree heat at Crestview for a 21-under 259 total and a five-stroke victory over Monday qualifier Beau Hossler.

The 2016 NCAA individual champion for Oregon, Wise earned $112,500 to jump from 35th to sixth on the money list with $171,072. The top 25 at the end of the regular season will earn PGA Tour cards.

"It's just a really cool feeling," Wise said. "I played great all week so none of that surprises me, but it's great to be in that position."

Wise opened 62-62-67 to take a six-stroke lead into the final round.

On Sunday, he eagled the par-5 14th, hitting an 8-iron from 175 yards to 6 feet.

"It was close all day long," Wise said. "It was a big enough lead to where I wasn't scared but I knew that if I made a big mistake it was gone. That definitely separated it and sealed it for me."

He missed the cuts in his previous two starts.

"I made that change in my swing and I was obviously going to go through some rough patches," Wise said. "It's funny how things all come together. My short game was super sharp today. And it was good enough to carry me through it."

At 20 years, 11 months, 28 days, Wise is the fourth-youngest winner in tour history. Jason Day set the record of 19 years, 7 months, 26 days in the 2007 Legend Financial Group Classic.

Hossler finished with a 67. He earned $67,500 to reach No. 32 on the money list with $71,396 and earned Special Temporary Membership for the rest of the season by eclipsing the No. 100 player's total from last year.

"It is a big relief for me. I didn't have any status," Hossler said. "I'm looking forward to the rest of the year. It's nice to get some confidence on this level."

Jin Park (67) was third at 15 under, and Justin Hueber (64), Adam Schenk (65) and Josh Teater (64) were another stroke back.