Neither the weather or the Wichita Sluggers were kind to the Newton Rebels Wednesday in the Rebels’ home opener at Klein-Scott Field.

Trailing 7-2 after six innings, the game was called because of a thunderstorm in the area.

The loss dropped the Rebels to 5-2, 1-1 in league play. The Sluggers pick up their first win of the season to improve to 1-2, 1-1 in league play.

Jarrett Dotson pitched the complete-game win for the Sluggers, allowing four hits, one earned run and seven strikeouts.

Daniel Rubio took the loss for Newton, striking out six. Jackson Oldham finished the game.

Newton scored in the second inning on an RBI double by Brad Chronister with two outs.

Wichita loaded the bases to lead off the top of the third inning. Adam Thies followed with a two-run single. Wichita added a run on a wild pitch, a Drake Girard double and a Josh Jones ground out.

The Sluggers loaded the bases with one out in the top of the fourth inning. Zach Baxley followed with a two-run single.

Newton scored in the sixth inning when Terrell Huggins tripled and came home on a Cade Gonzales sacrifice fly.

The game was put under weather suspension at the end of the sixth.

Chronister and Huggins each had two hits for the Rebels. Colton Bertus had two hits for Wichita.

Newton hosts the Derby Twins at 7 p.m. today. The two teams are former rivals from their days in the Walter Johnson League. Derby joined the Sunflower Collegiate League after playing the past few years in the Jayhawk League. The Twins enter play 1-2.


Lumpkin rf;4;1;0;0

Hartman lf;3;2;1;0

Bertus ss;3;2;2;0

Thies 3b;4;1;1;2

Baxley c;;2;0;1;2

Osario dh;3;1;1;0

Girard 2b;3;0;1;1

Jones 1b;2;0;0;1

Kohout cf;3;0;1;0



Huggins cf;3;1;2;0

Gonzales ss;2;0;0;1

Lill rf;2;0;0;0

Royale ph;1;0;0;0

Stone dh;2;0;0;0

Bonventre ph;1;0;0;0

Anderson c;3;1;0;0

Keever 1b;1;0;0;0

Healy 3b;2;0;0;0

Chronister 2b;2;0;2;1

Snodgrass lf;2;0;0;0




E — Thies, Anderson, Healy. LOB — Wic. 6, New. 3. 2B — Huggins, Chronister, Girard. 3B — Huggins. SB — Hartman, Bertus, Baxley. CS — Chronister. Sac. Bunt — Keever, Baxley. Sac. Fly — Gonzales.


Dotson, W;6;4;2;1;0;7


Rubio, L;3.1;7;7;6;4;6


WP — Rubio, Oldham. HBP — Bonventre (Dotson). Time — 1:47.