Senior Knights

drop two of three

OTTAWA — The Newton Post 2 Senior Knights American Legion Baseball team dropped two of three games during the weekend against the Ottawa Arrows at Ottawa.

Saturday, Newton fell to Ottawa 10-2 in six innings on the eight-run rule and 11-3 in six innings,

Sunday, Newton avoided the sweep with a 6-1 win.

Newton took 2-0 leads in each of the first two games.

In the first game, Ottawa came back with two runs in the third inning and one in the fourth. Ottawa scored two runs in the fifth and ended the game with five runs in the sixth.

In the second game, Ottawa scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning and five in the fifth and a run in the sixth.

In Sunday’s game, Jake Lindenmeyer held Ottawa for the win. Newton scored five runs on two hits with an error in the sixth to take command of the game.

Newton plays Friday and Saturday against Hutchinson.

BR district

brackets set

The brackets have been set for the Newton Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken Jr. baseball teams in District 4 play.

In the 9-year-old Cal Ripken Jr. bracket in Newton, Cottonwood Valley plays Council Grove at 8 p.m. today, with the winner playing Newton at 8 p.m. Friday.

The elimination game is noon Saturday, followed by the championship game at 4 p.m. A second championship game, if needed, will be Sunday at a time to be determined.

In the 10-year-old bracket at Kelsch Field, the first-round games were held Wednesday. The Council Grove-Railers Smith winner takes on the Cottonwood Valley-Railers Mick winner at 6 p.m. Friday. The consolation quarterfinals are 6 p.m. today. The consolation semifinals are 10 a.m. Saturday. The championship game is 2 p.m. Saturday. If a second championship game is needed, it will be Sunday at a time to be determined.

In the Cal Ripken Jr. 11-year-old districts at Peabody, Cottonwood Valley and Newton will play a best-of-three series with games at 8 p.m. today, 6 p.m. Friday and either 2 or 4 p.m. Saturday if needed.

The Newton 14-year-old Babe Ruth Baseball opened district play Wednesday at Larned. If Newton wins, Newton advances to the semifinals against either Cottonwood Valley, Great Bend or Mid-Kansas at 1 p.m. Saturday. If Newton loses, Newton plays at 8 p.m. today.

Wingnuts streak

comes to end

WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts’ seven-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday with a 9-5 loss to the Winnipeg Goldeyes in American Association play at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Wichita won two of the three games in the series.

Winnipeg scored four runs on five hits and an error in the top of the first inning. All four runs were unearned. David Bergan hit a two-run single. Josh Romanski and Mason Katz each added an RBI single.

In the second inning, Romanski, Reggie Abercrombie and Shawn Pleffner each hit an RBI single.

In the bottom of the fourth, Richard Prigatano hit a two-out, two-run home run. Leo Vargas followed with a solo shot.

David Rohm hit an RBI single for Winnipeg in the top of the fifth. Matt Chavez hit an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth. Katz hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth.

Chavez hit a solo home run in the seventh.

Mikey O’Brien (5-2) went five innings for Winnipeg to claim the win, allowing four runs on six hits with five walks and three strikeouts. Kenny Mathews, Daniel Minor, Victor Capellan and Ryan Chaffee each went an inning. Capellan struck out two.

Wichita starter Jesse Pratt (1-1) lasted just one inning in the loss. Garrett Gould, Jared Wilson, Austin Boyle and Josh Goossen-Brown finished the game.

Pleffner went three for five for Winnipeg with an RBI. Romanski went three for six with two RBIs. Katz finished two for four with two RBIs. Bergin drove in two runs. Wes Darvill went three for four hitting.

Chavez went three for five hitting for Wichita with two RBIs. Harrison Kain went two for three. Christian Stringer went two for five.

Winnipeg is 23-22, five games behind AA North leader St. Paul. Wichita is 33-13, 11 games ahead of Cleburne in the AA South.

Wichita takes a travel day today and opens a three-game weekend series at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Sioux Falls.

WINGNUTS NAMED ALL-STARS — Four Wingnuts were named to the American Association roster of the AA-Can-Am League All-Star Game set for July 25 at RCGT Park in Ottawa.

Selected were first baseman Chavez, outfielder Kain, infielder-outfielder T.J. Mittelstaedt and catcher Medina.

Chavez will start at designated hitter. Chavez currently is batting .363 with 10 home runs and 26 RBIs. He leads the AA in RBIs, hits (62) and total bases (106).

Kain, named a starting outfielder, is batting .329 with three home runs and 24 RBIs. He is a second-time all-star selection.

Mittlestaedt, who will be a reserve utility player, is batting .312 with seven home runs and 44 RBIs.

Medina, who will serve as reserve catcher, is batting .323 with three home runs and 20 RBIs.

Tuesday’s game



Dodson (L, 2-3), Minor 5, Lamson 7, Capellan 8 and Katz; Cooper (W, 4-0), Gould 6, Devine 7, Campbell 8, Harvey (S, 9) 9 and M.Medina. HR — Win.: Rohm (1). Wic.: Clevlen (4). Time — 3:05. Attendance — 6,161.

Wednesday’s game



O’Brien (W, 5-2), Mathews 6, Minor 7, Capellan 8, Chaffee 9 and Katz; Pratt(L, 1-1), Gould 2, Wilson 5, Boyle 6, Goossen-Brown 8 and M.Medina. HR — Wic.: Prigatano (4), Vargas (3), Chavez (11). Time — 3:42. Attendance — 4,343.