Hesston Senior Men
1. Bob Buller, Lowell Roth, Doug Graham 24.0
2. Chet Roberts, Randy Hague, Mike Bernard, Erwin Loeffler 27.1
3. Blaine Rucker, Gary Vogt, Larry Hague, Wayne Stucky 27.5
4. John Yost, Dale Lambert, Don Tipton, Dean Streck 30.3
Next play — Friday.
National Baseball Congress
C Dalton Dinkel, Mulvane Patriots
C Caleb Cox, Mulvane Patriots
1B Jake Levin, Everett Merchants
2B Hank LoForte, Santa Barbara Foresters
3B Adam Brown, Mulvane Patriots
SS Alex Lyon, Wellington Heat
OF Tresten Kennard, Cheney Diamond Dawgs
OF Nik Gonzalez, Northwest Boom
OF Colton Barrington, Austin Shockers
U Landon Riker, Seattle Studs
U Jacob Boston, Hays Larks
DH Brennan Fontenot, Great Bend Bat Cats
P Blair Henley, Santa Barbara Foresters
P Bradley Demco, Cheney Diamond Dawgs
P Dalton Shelberg, San Diego Force
P Ryan Semon, San Diego Waves
P Pete Irvin, Everett Merchants
Manager Pat Hon, Cheney Diamond Dawgs
for road win
WINNIPEG — The Wichita Wingnuts opened a three-game series with the Winnipeg Goldeyes with a 3-1 win Friday night at Shaw Park in American Association play in Winnipeg.
All three Wichita runs came in the top of the eighth inning.
Leo Vargas drove in a run with a double, scoring on a Tyler Sullivan single. Christian Stringer doubled to score Sullivan.
Wichita starter Jordan Cooper (6-1 threw seven innings for the win, allowing a run on five hits with four strikeouts. Mike Devine struck out a batter in the eighth inning. Ryan Kussmaul moved to the bullpen, striking out two in the ninth for his first save of the season.
Winnipeg’s Charlie Rosario allowed one hit in seven innings, walking three and striking out four. Mitchell Lambson (5-3) took the loss, allowing three runs on four hits with a strikeout in the eighth. Kenny Mathews struck out two of the three batters he faced in the ninth.
Josh Romanski hit an RBI single for Winnipeg in the bottom of the first inning.
Shawn Pleffner went two for three hitting for Winnipeg.
Wichita is 46-29, 13 games ahead of Cleburne in the AA South with 24 games to play for Wichita and 21 games remaining for Cleburn.
Winnipeg is 45-32, 2 1/2 games ahead of Fargo-Moorhead in the AA North.
The two teams meet again at 6 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Sunday.
Cooper (6-1), Devine 8, Kussmaul (S, 1) 9 and M.Medina; Rosario, Lambson (L, 5-3) 8, Mathews 9 and Katz. Time — 2:39. Attendance — 4,268.
WICHITA – The Wichita Thunder signed forward Matt Tipoff for the upcoming season.
Tipoff is a second-year pro, who spent his rookie season with the Edinburgh Capitals of the British Elite Ice Hockey League. In 47 games, he scored 11 goals with 21 assists. The team finished 16-33-3 in league play and reached the quarterfinals of the league Challenge Cup, where he scored three goals with two assists in 10 games.
He played five seasons for St. Mary’s University in Canada, scoring 33 goals with 83 assists in 123 games. He helped lead the team to a third-place finish in the CIS University Cup (Canada’s equivalent of the NCAA tournament) in 2016.
“I'm very excited to have signed in Wichita and to be coming back to North American hockey," Tipoff said. "I've never played for a team in the states, and have heard good things about the city and organization. Malcolm and I don't know each other yet, but do have some connection through our hockey past in Atlantic Canada. I'm looking forward to working with him and bringing the best out of my game this year. My training this summer has been going great. I've started to ramp it up and have been skating a lot more with only a few months left."
"Matt came highly recommended by his former teammates and coaches that I know well," Wichita coach Malcolm Cameron said. "He is a skilled playmaker, has good vision and patience with the puck. We're excited to have him join us this season."
Tipoff joins college teammate Hanie Doornbosch.