Newton wins two of three from Warhawks in series

The Newton Rebels played three straight close games against the Haven Warhawks in successive days in Sunflower Collegiate League.

Thursday at Haven, Newton fell 5-4. Friday at Klein-Scott Field, Newton won the first game 6-5 in eight innings. Newton won the nightcap 9-8 in nine innings. Hunter Martyniak ended the first game on a sacrifice fly. Isiah Perez hit a walk-off single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to end the second game.

In the first game, Haven put runners at third base in each of the first three innings, but failed to score. Newton had five hits in the first three innings, including three straight with one out in the third inning, but failed to score.

A two-out error in the top of the fourth led to a pair of Haven runs.

Newton loaded the bases to open the bottom of the sixth. Jaylund Johnson tied the game with a two-run double. Brandon Hall, Tyler Dunn and Hunter Martynaik each added an RBI single.

A pair of errors, a walk and a single led to a pair of Haven runs in the top of the seventh. Blake Springer hit an RBI single to tie the game. Haven put two more runners on base, but Newton was able to end the threat.

In the bottom of the eighth, Perez hit an infield single, stole second, went to third on an error and scored on a Martynaik sacrifice fly to end the game.

Jace Snodgrass finished three for four hitting. Kyle Adkins went two for four. Adkins and Martyniak each had two RBIs.

Sloan Dieters struck out 12 for Newton in six innings. Noah Parsons got the win. Chase Butcher went seven innings for the no-decision. Blake Springer took the loss.

In the second game, a pair of walks and a Will Stallings single led to a Haven run in the first inning. Newton came back with six runs in the bottom of the third. Dieters capped the scoring with a towering three-run home run to left field.

A pair of hits, two walks and a hit batter led to four Haven runs in the top of the fourth. Haven added two runs in the fifth. Hall drove in a run with a single in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game. Each team had two-out scoring chances in the seventh.

Three errors in the top of the eighth led to a Haven run. In the bottom of the eighth, Perez walked, stole two bases and scored on a Rob Lain single.

With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Dieters reached on an error. After a pop out, Trevor Gorges walked. Perez then poked a grounder off the diving shortstop for a single to score Dieters and win the game.

Lain finished four for five hitting. Hall was two for three. Chris Cornish was three for five hitting for Haven. Jamal Washington was two for four.

Tyler Dunn threw three innings of relief for the win, allowing an unearned run and striking out four. Starter Tate Jackson and Bryan Gnagy each added four strikeouts. Dean Smyser struck out one.

Max Ryan took the loss, tossing six innings of relief, striking out two. Starter Jay Hill also struck out two.

Thursday, Newton fell to Haven 5-4 in Haven. Newton took a 3-2 lead through three innings, but gave up two runs in the fourth and a run in the fifth. Newton scored a run in the sixth, but couldn’t get the game tied up.

Smyser had three hits and two RBIs for Newton. Lain had three hits and an RBI. Dieter drove in a run. Adkins had two hits.

Ryan Ruder went 7 1-3 innings for the win, striking out four. Taylor Ramirez and Ryan also pitched for Haven.

Pat Gonzalez went 4 1-3 innings for Newton, taking the loss and striking out six. Jeffrey Shaffer had three strikeouts in 2 2-2 innings. Adkins also pitched.

Haven drops to 14-16 in SCL play. Newton is 15-18, 12-17 in league play, and hosts Hutchinson at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Thursday’s game



Gonzalez (L), Shaffer 5, Adkins 8 and n/a; Ruder (W), Ramirez, Ryan and n/a.

Friday’s games

First game


Prososki ss;4;1;1;0;Aguilar 2b;3;0;1;0

Springer p;3;0;1;1;Lain 3b;3;1;1;0

Pistrui 2b;4;0;0;0;Snodgrass cf;4;1;3;0

Palensky rf;4;0;1;0;Adkins p;4;1;2;2

Stallings 3b;2;0;0;0;Johnson c;3;1;1;1

Cornish 1b;1;0;0;0;Hall 1b;4;1;1;1

Grayson dh;3;1;1;0;Perez ss;4;1;1;0

Hawkinson lf;0;0;0;0;Dunn dh;4;0;1;1

Washington cf;4;1;1;Gnagy lf;2;0;0;0

Jones c;3;1;0;0;Martynaik lf;1;0;1;2

Maddox 3b;2;1;0;0;




There were two runs when the winning run scored.

E — Adkins, Hall, Maddux, Perez, Martynaik, Aguilar. DP — Haven. LOB — Hav. 8, New. 7. 2B — Johnson. SB — Prososki, Stallings, Miller, Washington, Perez. Sac. Bunt — Springer, Jones. Sac. Fly — Martyniak.




Springer, L;.2;1;1;0;0;1





Parsons, W;2;2;0;0;0;2

Smyser faced three batters in the seventh inning.

WP — Dieters 2, Butcher. Time — 2:38.

Second game


Maddux ss;5;2;1;0;Aguilar 2b;3;1;1;0

Springer 1b;3;2;1;1;Lain 3b;5;1;4;2

Palensky rf;5;0;0;0;Snodgrass cf;5;1;1;1

Stallings 3b;5;0;1;1;Adkins 1b;3;2;0;0

Armstrong c;5;1;0;0;Dieters dh;4;2;1;3

Pugh 2b;2;1;0;0;Johnson c;4;0;0;0

Cornish 1b;5;0;3;1;Hall rf;3;0;2;1

Pistrui 1b;0;1;0;0;Gorges 2b;1;0;0;0

Hawkinson lf;4;0;0;0;Perez ss;3;2;1;1

Washington cf;4;1;2;1;Martyniak lf; 1;0;0;0




There were two outs when the winning run scored.

E — Armstrong 2, Maddux, Gorges, Johnson, Aguilar, Snodgrass. DP — Haven. LOB — Hav. 15, New. 9. HR — Deters (1). SB — Hawkinson, Washington, Johnson 2, Perez 2, Lain, Aguilar, Snodgrass 2. Sac. Bunt — Martyniak 2.




Ryan, L;6;4;3;2;4;2






Dunn, W;3;1;1;0;1;4

Smyser faced four batters in the fifth inning.

WP — Hill, Smyser 2, Dunn 2, Gnagy. Balk — Dunn. HBP — Armstrong (Smyser), Pugh (Smyser), Martyniak (Ryan), Johnson (Ryan). Time — 3:34.