Senior Knights split with Emporia
The Newton Post 2 American Legion Senior Knights baseball team returned to play after two weeks off to claim a split against Emporia on Wednesday at Soden Grove in Emporia.
Newton dropped the first game 11-8 and won the second game 2-1.
In the nightcap, Newton scored in the fourth inning when Henry Claassen was hit by a pitch, went to second on a wild pitch, advanced to third on a ground out and scored on a Cole Lujano single.
Emporia scored in the sixth inning when Cade Kohlmeier singled, went to second on an error and scored on an Ethan Gorake single.
Newton came back in the top of the seventh when Lujano walked, went to second on a Trev Golubski bunt and scored on an error.
Camden Fenwick tossed a complete-game win, allowing a run on six hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
John Miller took the loss for Emporia, allowing one earned run on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
Hayden Baumwart went 2 for 4 for Emporia.
In the first game, Emporia took a 6-1 lead after three innings. Newton came back with four runs in the top of the fourth.
Emporia scored two runs in the fifth. Each team scored three runs in the sixth inning.
Gorake pitched five innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits with seven walks and two strikeouts. Kadyn Williams finished the game for the win, allowing two hits, two walks and two strikeouts.
Skyler Douglas and Camden Kirmer each drove in two runs for Emporia. Hunter Groh went 2-for-3 hitting.
For Newton, Ian Akers went 3-for-5 hitting with three RBIs. Zach Loomis drove in two runs. Golubski went 2-for-3 hitting with an RBI.
Gavin Cusick threw 5.1 innings in the loss, allowing five earned runs on eight hits with four walks and three strikeouts. Griffin Davis finished the game, allowing an unearned run with a walk.
Emporia is 16-8.
Newton is 11-9. Newton plays July 23-26 at the McPherson Tournament and has a game at Salina yet to be rescheduled.
Cusick (L), Davis 6 and Claassen; Gorake, Williams (W) 6 and Baumgardner.
Fenwick (W) and Boston; Miller (L) and Baumwart.