By Mark Schnabel
The Newton Rebels managed one win out of three games during weekend play in the Kansas Collegiate League at Klein-Scott Field.
Saturday, Newton fell to the Hutchinson Monarchs 3-2. Sunday, Newton split a doubleheader against the Park City Rangers, winning the first game 4-3 and losing the second game 11-4.
Stats for the first game were not posted.
In the second game, Park City used a five-run fourth inning to break open a one-run game.
Bryant Klusner went two for five hitting with five RBIs to lead the Rangers. David Stober went three for three with two RBIs. Channing Williams, Klyke Lacy and Derek Jones each went three for five with one RBI.
Joel Frias and Zach Dedin each had an RBI. No Newton player had more than one hit in the game.
Creighton Hoover pitched the fifth inning for the win for Park City. Starter Tabor Charles lasted three innings. Trez Sibley, Lacy and Tanner Raburn each pitched an inning. Raburn struck out four.
Mitchell Sparks lasted just three innings for Newton in the loss. Tyris Klein, Jacob Gibbs and Ben Wright finished the game.
Against Hutchinson, Newton scored a pair of runs in the second inning on RBI singles for Frias and Alan Clark.
Hutchinson scored a run in the fourth inning on a Cole Donaldson sacrifice fly. A error led to a run in the fifth inning. Trveor Turner was hit by a pitch with bases loaded and two outs in the top of the seventh inning.
Hutchinson starter Hayden Schaeffer pitched seven innings for the win, allowing two runs on 10 hits with two strikeouts. Grady Kirkhart pitched the eighth inning, allowing a hit and striking out one. Dalton Harvey pitched the ninth for the save, walking two and striking out one.
Kobe Krehbiel pitched six innings for Newton, allowing one earned run on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Gibbs pitched the seventh inning for the loss, allowing one hit, one run, one strikeout and two walks. Wright finished the game, allowing one walk and two strikeouts.
Shane Cooper went two for four hitting for Hutchinson. Frias, Clark and Dylan Brooks each went two for four hitting for Newton.
Newton falls to 12-18, 11-18 in league play. Newton hosts the Kansas Cannons at 6 p.m. today for a KCL doubleheader.
Hutchinson 000 110 100 —3 5 0
Newton 002 000 000 —2 11 2
Schaeffer (W), Kirkhart 8. Harvey (S) 9 and Donaldson; Krehbiel, Gibbs (L) 7, Wright 8 and McDonald.
Park C. 202 510 1 —11 14 2
Newton 201 100 0 —4 6 2
Charles, Sibley 4, Hoover (W) 5, Lacy 6, Raburn 7 and Contraras; M.Sparks (L), Klein 4, Gibbs 4, Wright 5 and T.Sparks.