Updated with late game
WICHITA — The Kansas Stars continued its offensive onslaught at the National Baseball Congress World Series, topping the Derby Twins 11-3 Friday night in quarterfinal play at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita.
The collection of former Major League players ended the game in seven innings on the eight-run rule. Three of the Stars four wins have ended early on the run-rule.
The Stars broke the game open with nine runs in the fifth inning.
Stars starter Brett Tomko went three innings, allowing an earned run on three hits with two walks. Brian Gordon finished the game for the win, allowing two hits with three strikeouts.
Jed Moscot took the loss in relief for Derby. The Twins used five pitchers.
Brandon Inge hit a solo home run for the Stars to lead off the bottom of the first inning. Three hits and an error led to three Derby runs in the top of the third. Greg Saenz and Lane Bourland each drove in a run.
With bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the fifth, Adam LaRoche, Andy LaRoche and Koyie Hill each drew a walk. Delwyn Young followed with a three-run double. After a hit batter, Ryan Langerhans hit a two-run double. Another run scored on a balk.
Adam LaRoche went two for two hitting for the Stars. Langerhans went two for four. Anthony Dominguez went two for four for Derby.
The Hays Larks scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning and held on from there for a 4-2 win over the San Diego Waves.
Dylan Schneider tossed seven innings for the Larks, allowing no earned runs on four hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Chad Smith walked two batters in the eighth inning. Tyler Starks finished the game, allowing a hit, a walk and four strikeouts for the save.
Kevin Palm lasted three innings for San Diego in the loss. Ryan Semon threw four scoreless inning, striking out two. Cole Horew finished the game.
An error in the top of the first set up a San Diego run. Jacob Boston hit an RBI single for Hays in the bottom of the first. The Waves scored in the second inning via an error.
In the bottom of the third, Cole Simpson hit a two-run double and scored on a Michael Gangwish ground out.
Boston finished two for three for Hays. Jace Selsor and Trevor Boone each went two for four. Michael Finocchario went two for four hitting for San Diego.
In the opening quarterfinal game, the Everett Merchants upset the defending champion Santa Barbara Foresters 6-3.
The Merchants led 4-0 after three innings.
Everett scored in the first inning after an error, two singles and an Austin Atwell bases-loaded walk. In the third inning, Jake Levin and Austin Aluko each had an RBI double. Atwell had a sacrifice fly.
The Foresters got back in the game in the fifth inning on a two-run Joshua Jung single. Everett struck back in the bottom of the inning on a Kevin Olmstead RBI single.
Luke Ritter hit an RBI double for Santa Barbara in the top of the seventh. Spencer Wise countered with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh.
Max Whitt and Levin both finished two for five for Everett. Hank Loforte went two for four for Santa Barbara. Ritter went two for five.
Pete Irvin threw six innings for the Merchants for the win, allowing two runs, six hits, four walks and five strikeouts. Max Dwyer threw 2 1-3 innings for the save, allowing a hit, three walks and four strikeouts. It was Dwyer’s third save of the tourney.
Evan Lee lasted just 2 2-3 innings for Santa Barbara in the loss, striking out six. Daniel Vasquez struck out four in 3 1-3 innings.
In the late game, the Cheney Diamond Dawgs led the Mulvane Patriots 7-3 in the eighth inning.
The late game featured a battle of Sunflower Collegiate League games as the Cheney Diamond Dawgs held off the Mulvane Patriots 7-4.
Cheney jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first inning and held the Patriots off the rest of the way.
Cheney loaded the bases with one out in the top of the first. Quentin Crandall hit a three-run triple and scored on a wild pitch.
Tyler Sutherland drove in a run for Mulvane on a ground out in the bottom of the second.
In the top of the eighth, Tresten Kennard tripled and came home on an Andrew Miller single. Crandall reached on an error. Josh Whistler scored Miller on a sacrifice fly. Crandall then scored on an error.
Mulvane loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the eighth inning on three singles. A run scored on a Jarvis Larson ground out. Sutherland added an RBI single. A ground out and pop fly ended the threat.
Channing Williams hit an RBI single for the Patriots with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.
Cheney starter Albertus Barber went seven innings for the win, allowing three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts. Jenner Jackson finished the eighth inning, allowing a single and a walk.
Sloan Baker took the loss for Mulvane, lasting three innings. Lance Christenberry pitched four innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Jared Price and Justin Ash each pitched an inning.
Jackson Glenn went two for three hitting for Cheney. Caleb Cox and Mike Leal each went two for four hitting for the Patriots.
The semifinals begin at 3 p.m. today (note schedule change) with Everett against Hays. The Kansas Stars will face Cheney at 7 p.m.