WICHITA — The San Antonio Angels continue to be the surprise team of the National Baseball Congress World Series, improving to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in Champion Week pool play with a 6-3 win over the National Junior College Athletic Association National Team Monday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
The Angels scored in the top of the first on an error. The NJCAA came back in the bottom of the first to score on a Brant Blaylock ground out. Josh Brystan put the NJCAA ahead in the second inning with an RBI single.
The Angels regained the lead in the top of the sixth on a run scored on a passed ball and a Ryan Kinkade RBI single.
In the top of the seventh, San Antonio scored on an error and on an Ian Bailey RBI triple. The Angels added a run in the eighth on an error.
Saul Garza hit a solo home run for the NJCAA in the bottom of the ninth.
Ryan Jennings (2-0) went six innings for the Angels to claim the win, allowing one earned run, two hits, three walks and six strikeouts. Cameron Jones, Ryan Ramsey and Nicholas Hamel finished the game. Ramsey struck out three in 1 1-3 innings. Hamel was credited for the save.
Jack Wisniewski went three for four hitting for the Angels. Kinkade went two for four.
Tyler Spring took the loss for the NJCAA, striking out six in 5 1-3 innings. Indigo Diaz struck out three in 1 1-3 innings.
Garza finished two for four.
The NJCAA National Team falls to 1-1.
The Cheney Diamond Dawgs rebounded from a first-round loss by stopping the Colorado Black Bears 9-3.
The 0-2 Black Bears opened with three runs in the first inning — one on a wild pitch and two on a Brett Bonar home run.
Cheney scored a run in the third inning on a Wade Raburn RBI single and a two in the fourth inning on a Matt Scheurich sacrifice fly and a Hunter Douglas RBI double.
An error in the fifth inning put Cheney in the lead. The Diamond Dawgs broke the game open in the sixth inning on a Brandon Pruitt RBI ground-out and a three-run Jackson Glenn home run.
Douglas hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh.
Kory Haught tossed six innings of shutout ball in relief of Sean McElwee for the win. Haught allowed two hits, six walks and five strikeouts. Alexander Sanchez threw five innings in the loss for the Black Bears.
Craig and Josiah Scott each finished two for four hitting for Colorado. Douglas finished three for four for Cheney. Glenn finished two for five.
Cheney improves to 1-1. Colorado drops to 0-2.
In the opening game of the day, the Everett Merchants pulled away from the San Diego Force 7-2.
Leading 3-2, the Merchants scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and two more in the bottom of the eighth.
Travis Hagen drove in two runs for the Merchants. Anthony Gomez, Max Whitt and Jake Tilley each drove in a run. Evan Johnson went three for four hitting.
Ryan Williams drove in both runs for the 0-2 Force, finishing two for four hitting with a solo home run. Phillip Steering and Kory Brown both went two for five at the plate.
Cody Culp went eight innings for the Merchants, allowing nine hits, two runs and seven strikeouts. Frank Lopez took the loss for the Force, striking out four in five innings.
Everett improves to 1-1 in pool play.
The San Diego Waves and Colorado Cyclones were in progress at deadline.