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Senior Knights finish 2-2

Newton Kansan
The Newton Senior Knights finished weekend play 2-2, picking up two victories Friday and dropping a pair of Saturday contests.

BUHLER — The Newton Post 2 American Legion Senior Knights 18U baseball team ended play 2-2 in the McPherson-Buhler tournament at Wheatland Park in Buhler.

After two wins Friday, Newton fell to the Buhler Nationals 7-5 Saturday and McPherson 11-1 Sunday.

Against Buhler, Newton trailed 7-2 after two innings. Newton came back with two runs in the fifth and a run in the sixth.

For Buhler, 22-6, Hunter Carson went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Ryan Henderson drove in two runs. Cornelius also drove in a run.

Ben Schmidt went 2-for-4 hitting Saturday with an RBI. Luke Boston, Camden Fenwick and Griffin Davis each added an RBI.

Bradley Neill threw six innings for Buhler for the win, allowing three earned runs on eight hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Cornelius finished the game for the save, striking out three.

Gavin Cusick pitched two innings for the loss, allowing six earned runs on eight hits with a walk. Davis threw three scoreless innings, allowing two hits with a walk and a strikeout. Kobe Burns finished the game.

Against McPherson, Newton trailed 9-1 after two innings. McPherson added two runs in the fourth. The game was called after four innings on the 10-run rule.

Jaytin Gumm pitched a complete game for McPherson, allowing one run on five hits with five strikeouts.

Ian Akers took the loss for Newton, allowing seven earned runs in 1.2 innings on five hits with three walks and a strikeout. Davis finished the game, allowing an earned run on six hits with a walk and a strikeout.

Collin Pearson went 2-for-3 for McPherson, driving in two runs. Richardson went three for three with an RBI. Aiden Hoover went two for four with an RBI.

Henry Claassen drove in a run for Newton.

On Friday, Newton opened play with a 9-5 win over the Salina Falcons and the blanked the Great Bend Chiefs 4-0.

Against Salina, Newton trailed 4-1 after four innings, but scored four runs in the third and four more in the fifth. Salina added a run in the sixth inning.

The game was called after six innings on time limit.

Camden Fenwick led the Knights at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Henry Claassen went 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Luke Boston went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Josh Edson went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Ian Akers went 2-for-4. Gavin Cusick also drove in a run.

Kade Barber and Cade Hannert each had two hits with an RBI. Jovan Suarez and Jason Duong each drove in a run.

Fenwick pitched a complete-game win, allowing two earned runs on seven hits wut two walks and four strikeouts.

Jonas Baughman pitched 4.2 innings in the loss, striking out two. Evan Vaughn finished the game, striking out one.

Against Great Bend, Ben Schmidt tossed a four-hitter in six innings, allowing four walks and striking out 11. Cusick struck out two of the three batters he faced in the seventh inning.

Stefan Spray went 6.1 innings in the loss for Great Bend, allowing three earned runs on six hits with four walks and eight strikeouts.

Trev Golubski drove in two runs for Newton without a hit. Luke Boston and Cusick each added an RBI without a hit. Josh Edson and Fenwick each went 2-for-4 hitting.

Colin Hall and Chayse Gruber each went 2-for-3 for the Chiefs.

Barring any last-minute makeup games or tournament entries, the Senior Knights end the season 15-13.

Friday’s games

vs. Salina

Salina;040;001;—5;7;0

Newton;104;04x;—9;14;2

Baughman, Vaughn 5 and Anglin; Fenwick (W) and Boston.

vs. Great Bend

Newton;010;200;1;—4;6;0

Grt.Bnd.;000;000;0;—0;4;1

Schmidt (W), Cusick 7 and Boston; Spray (L), Suoupiset 7 and Beck.

Saturday’s game

Newton;200;021;0;—5;8;1

Buhler;430;000;x;—7;10;4

Cusick (L), Davis 3, Burns 6 and Boston; B.Neill (W), Cornelius (S) 7 and Ely.

Sunday’s game

McPherson;630;2;—11;11;0

Newton;100;0;—1;5;3

Gumm (W) and D.Feil; Akers (L), Davis 2 and Boston.

The Newton Senior Knights finished weekend play 2-2, picking up two victories Friday and dropping a pair of Saturday contests.