WINFIELD — For just the fifth time in school history, the Bethel College softball team claimed a sweep a KCAC doubleheader, claiming a pair of wins over Southwestern Tuesday in Winfield.
Bethel won the first game 9-5 and the second game 8-3.
Bethel took a 5-2 lead after three innings in the first game adding four more runs before the Moundbuilders tried to mount a seventh-inning comeback, scoring three runs.
Madison McDowell threw six innings for the win, allowing two runs on six hits with two strikeouts. Rylie Scudder finished the game, striking out one.
Lizzy Mills went three for four hitting for Bethel with two RBIs. Leisle Hoffman went two for five with two RBIs. Michelle Schrag also drove in two runs.
Hannah Foltz took the loss for Southwestern. MacKenzie Lyons drove in two runs. Paige Hall went three for four hitting with an RBI.
Bethel led 5-1 after three innings in the second game. Each team scored a pair of runs in the fifth inning. Bethel added a run in the seventh.
Baileigh Rager and Michelle Schrag each went three for four hitting with three RBIs. Rager hit a home run.
Rager pitched 6.2 innings for the win, striking out three and walking fives. Raegan Beckley pitched the final out. Lyons took the loss for Southwestern. Cady Norton went three for four with an RBI.
Southwestern falls to 18-15, 6-6 in KCAC play. Bethel improves to 15-16, 6-6 in KCAC play. Bethel plays at 2 p.m. Thursday at home against Kansas Wesleyan.
McDowell (W, 4-2), Scudder 7 and K.Schrag; Foltz (L, 6-6), Timmerman 5 and Meyer. Time — 2:13.
Rager (W, 2-1), Beckley 7 and K.Schrag; Lyons (L, 8-6) and Messerly. HR — B: Rager (1). Time — 2:06.
HUTCHINSON — The Bethel College men’s golf team moved up a spot in the standings on the final day of the Sterling Invitational Tuesday at Carey Park in Hutchinson.
Bethel improved its second-day team score by 16 strokes, setting a school record of 291 for lowest 18-hole team round.
Sterling won the tournament at 570, followed by Kansas Wesleyan at 587, Bethel at 598, Kansas Wesleyan B at 606 and Central Christian at 609.
Jin Ho (Peter) Choi of Sterling was top medalist with a one-over 141.
Ben Hadden of Kansas Wesleyan, Parker Austin of Bethel and Marshall Martin of Sterling all tied for second three strokes back.
Connor Mickens and Sam Bertholf of Bethel tied for 12th at 150. Chase Anderson finished 19th at 154. Chase Sparks tied for 29th at 168.
Bethel ends the regular season April 23 and 24 at the KCAC Championships at Buffalo Dunes in Garden City.
Monday and Tuesday
Par 70, 6,185 yards
Team scores — Sterling 284-286—570, Kansas Wesleyan 293-294—587, Bethel 307-291—598, Kansas Wesleyan B 300-306—606, Central Christian 311-298—609.
Individuals — 1. Jin Ho (Peter) Choi SC 70-71—141, T2. Ben Hadden KWU 71-73 —144, T2. Parker Austin BC 72-72—144, T2. Marshall Martin SC 71-73—144, T5. Logan Vacca KWU 75-71—146, T5. Jin Beom (Paul) Choi SC 74-72—146, T5. Troy Watson KWU 74-72—146, T5. Coleman Houk KWU 76-70—146, 9. Matthew Smith SC 69-78—147, 10. Collin Duckworth CC 75-73—148, 11. Anders Lindanger SC 79-70—149, T12. Connor Mickens BC 77-73—150, T12. Sam Bertholf BC 78-72—150, T12. Sam Flinn KWU 73-77—150, T15. Nathan Segler CC 77-75—152, T15. Tyler Swanson CC 77-75—152, T15. Austin Odom KWU 73-79—152, 18. Braden Ricks KWU 74-79—153, 19. Chase Anderson BC 80-74—154, 20. Liam Todd-x SC 77-78—155, 21. J.P. Ray-x CC 79-78—157, T22. Cameron Becker KWU 79-79—158, T22. Pat Mercer KWU 74-84—158, 24. Lowell Stephens CC 82-78—160, 25. Trevor Millard KWU 81-82—163, 26. Casey Dougherty-x SC 82-82—164, 27. Zac Cepure-x KWU 84-81—165, 28. Matt Rettinger-x CC 82-85—167, T29. Chase Sparks BC 86-82—168, T29. Matthew Scharff-x SC 88-80—168, 31. Evan Lambert-x KWU 84-87—171, 32. Trehern McGill CC 98-75—173, 33. Evan Maldonado-x CC 107-102—209.
MAIZE — The Newton High School girls’ soccer team fell to Maize South 10-0 Tuesday at Maize.
The game was called in the second half on the 10-goal rule.
Maize South led 8-0.
The loss was Newton’s third straight.
Newton is 3-4 and hosts Buhler at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Newton junior varsity also lost to Maize South 10-0.
compete at Central
SALINA — The Hesston High School boys’ tennis team took third, while Newton High School took sixth out of eight teams Tuesday at the Salina Central Classic.
Host Central won at 60 points, followed by Andover at 42, Hesston at 39, Smoky Valley at 37, Garden City at 31, Newton at 26, Salina South at 23 and Emporia at 22.
For Hesston, Logan Gamble placed second in singles, losing in the finals to Jaydn Richardson of Andover 8-2. Rhain Isaac finished eighth at 1-3.
In doubles play, Jorge Morales and Jeb Carlson finished sixth at 2-2. Daniel Casimir and Isaac Decker finished 15th at 1-3.
For Newton, Jason Wong finished fourth in singles at 2-2. Jonah Schloneger finished ninth at 3-1.
In doubles, Seth Bontrager and Zeke Thompson finished 12th at 1-3. Daniel Buller and Joel Golubski finished 16th at 0-4.
Newton competes at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Hutchinson Invitational at the State Fairgrounds Tennis Center.
Hesston competes at 3 p.m. Friday at Conway Springs in college-style dual meets with Conway Springs and Central Plains.
Salina Central Classic
Team scores — Salina Central 60, Andover 42, Hesston 39, Smoky Valley 37, Garden City 31, Newton 26, Salina South 23, Emporia 22.
2. Logan Gamble (3-1): 1. W Fernando Bercerra Emp. 8-0, QF. W Nolan Foth SC 8-2, SF. W Max Shaffer SC 8-6, F. L Jaydn Richardson And. 8-2.
8. Rhain Isaac (1-3): 1. W Laurence Dahlsten SV 8-1, QF. L Jaydn Richardson And. 8-1, CSF. L Carson Harris SS 8-0, 7th. L Nolan Foth SC 8-4.
6. Jorge Morales-Jeb Carlson (2-2): 1. W Hammond-Peterson SS 8-1, QF. L Green-Courbot SC 8-5, CSF. W Lucas-Lucas SV 8-7 (7-1), 5th. L Reinert-Rachholtz SV 8-4.
15. Daniel Casimir-Isaac Decker (1-3): 1. L Keinholz-Moorman Emp. 8-1, CQF. L Irwin-Talbott SS 8-7 (7-4), CSF. L Carrera-Chacon GC 8-6, 15th. W Buller-Golubski New. 8-2.
4. Jason Wong (2-2): 1. W Huy Nguyen GC 8-3, QF. W Carson Harris SS 8-4, SF. L Jaydn Richardson And. 8-3, 3rd. L Max Shaffer SC 8-4.
9. Jonah Schloneger (3-1): 1. L Nolan Foth SC 8-0, CQF. W Fernando Becerra Emp. 8-1, CSF. W Kyle Spitzenberger And. 8-7 (8-6), 9th. W Nathan Morren SC 8-5.
12. Seth Bontrager-Zeke Thompson (1-3): 1. L Reinert-Rachholz SV 8-3, CQF. W Carrera-Chacon GC 8-2, CSF. L Irwin-Talbott SS 8-6, 11th. L Stutler-Harmon Emp. 8-5.
16. Daniel Buller-Joel Golubski (0-4): 1. L Keller-Darter GC 8-0, CQF. L Jones-Alkhoury And. 8-2, CSF. L Hammond-Peterson SS 8-4, 15th. L Casimir-Decker Hes. 8-2.
Wichita Collegiate Inv.
Team scores — Wichita Collegiate Blue 28, Maize 27, Andover Central 19, Derby 14, Hesston 10, Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 8. Wellington 4, Wichita Collegiate Gold 2.
First singles — 5. Isaac (1-2): L Reilley AC 8-1, L Sanders Mai. 8-7 (7-4), 5th. W Bryant Wel. 8-1.
Second singles — 6. Moran (1-2): 1. L Meeker KMC 8-4, CSF. W Hansson WCG 8-5, 5th. L Tofolya Der. 8-1.
First doubles — 5. Decker-Casimir (2-1): 1. L Adams-Adams Wel. 8-7 (7-5), CSF. W Richardson-Cowan KMC 8-4, 5th. W Macoby-Karsak Der. 8-4.
Second doubles — 5. Deutchendorf-Rizza Hes. (2-1): 1. L Reofern-Warrington AC 8-6, CSF. W Forrest-Anderson WCG 8-2, 5th. W Searl-Clevenger KMC 8-1.