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Rebels win three in a row

Mark Schnabel
mschnabel@thekansan.com
Newton Rebel Andrew Brautman went 2-for-3 hitting in the first game of a doubleheader against the Haysville Aviators.

The Newton Rebels have won three straight after a 3-2 win over the Haysville Aviators on Tuesday at Klein-Scott Field.

It was starting pitcher Ricky Hockett who led the way for the Rebels, pitching seven innings and allowing a run on six hits with two walks and a strikeout. Sam Kissane recorded two outs, allowing a run on a hit with two walks and a strikeout. Aaron Bechtel, injured most of the season, finished the game with three strikeouts for the save.

“I relied heavily on my fastball,” Hockett said. “I was spotting it up pretty well. (Catcher) Hibiki (Ouchi) was spotting it up pretty well behind the plate. I couldn’t find a secondary pitch until late in the ballgame, but I was able to get my curveball over after that. I was hitting spots and they were getting themselves out.”

Hockett will be a junior at Friends University this fall. He hails from Plainville, in the northwest part of the state.

“I got a call from my coach, and he said Newton was looking for an extra arm and an extra outfielder,” Hockett said. “I gave Coach (Brett) Clark a call and came here to play. I just try to fit in where I can in the lineup. I just try to do my job either way.”

“We’re getting back on the right track, but unfortunately it’s at the end of the year,” Clark said. “They’re still coming out and playing baseball. That’s all you can do. Ricky threw really well. He had one bad start against Great Bend. He’s been throwing well for us lately. He had one bad pitch, but he threw well the rest of the game. That’s going to happen.”

Haysville starter Andrew Baughn went the distance on the mound for the loss, allowing two earned runs on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Lincoln Andrews went 2-for-2 hitting for Newton. Jack Sigrist went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.

Romei Martinez led the Aviators in hitting, going 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs.

“I think that was a 3-1 count and I just left it over the middle,” Hockett said of the home run. “He hit it pretty far.”

With bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, Sigrist hit a two-run single.

Romei Martinez opened the top of the seventh with a solo home run for Haysville. The Aviators posted a pair of singles with two outs, but a ground out ended the threat.

Newton loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh. A run scored on a wild pitch.

Romei Martinez hit an RBI double with two outs in the top of the eighth. After a walk, Bechtel came in and struck out a batter to end the threat.

The Aviators went down in order in the top of the ninth.

Newton is 15-19, 12-19 in Sunflower Collegiate League play. Haysville is 8-28, 6-25 in league play.

Newton is sixth in the nine-team league. The Rebels were left off the field for next week’s National Baseball Congress World Series. League leaders Cheney and Hutchinson both qualified and received first-round byes. Rose Hill also scored an invitation.

Newton will finish the regular season at 7 p.m. either Wednesday or Thursday at Klein-Scott Field against the Aviators.

“We’re going to try and play tomorrow if the weather will allow us,” Clark said. “We will try to send these guys back home with a win and send them back to school and ready for the fall. The bracket is already out and that’s what they’re going to go with. If teams don’t show up, they may call one of us, but it will be hard to get a team together. A lot of players already will be going home. We want to get out of here on a high note.”

Haysville;ab;r;h;bi

Wallace cf;3;0;1;0

Lee dh;4;0;1;0

Larson 1b;3;1;0;0

R.Martinez ss;3;1;2;2

Candor lf;3;0;1;0

M.Baughn c;4;0;0;0

Golden 3b;1;0;0;0

Stephens 2b;3;0;1;0

Amble rf;4;0;1;0

Thinger 3b;3;0;0;0

Myers ph;1;0;0;0

TOTALS;32;2;7;2

Newton;ab;r;h;bi

Sigrist ss;4;0;2;2

Riley 3b;3;0;0;0

Andrews 1b;2;0;2;0

Bonventre dh;4;0;0;0

J.Martinez rf;4;0;1;0

Brautman 2b;3;0;1;0

Ouchi c;3;1;0;0

Eshelman lf;3;1;0;0

Royle cf;3;1;0;0

TOTALS;29;3;6;2

Haysville;000;000;110;—;2

Newton;000;020;10x;—3

E — Candor, Stephens, Ouchi. DP — Newton 2, Haysville. LOB — Hvl. 7, New. 8. 2B — Andrews 2, Wallace, R.Martinez. HR — R.Martinez (2). SB — Larson.

Haysville;ip;h;r;er;bb;k

A.Baughn, L;8;6;3;2;2;7

Newton;ip;h;r;er;bb;k

Hockett, W;7;6;1;1;2;1

Kissane;.2;1;1;1;2;1

Bechtel, S;1.1;0;0;0;0;3

WP — A.Baughn. HBP — Royle (A.Baughn), Ouchi (A.Baughn). IBB — Andrews 2 (A.Baughn 2). Time — 2:31.

Monday’s games

The Newton Rebels gained a couple of unexpected home games Monday night against the Haysville Aviators in Sunflower Collegiate League play.

The games were supposed to be played Monday and Tuesday in Haysville, but rains there forced the games to be played at Klein-Scott Field as a doubleheader. Haysville remained the home team on the field.

Newton won the first game 3-2 in a pitchers duel. Newton won the nightcap 8-2.

“We played better tonight,” Newton manager Brett Clark said. “We pitched good. We executed well offensively. We got bunts down when we tried to bunt. We got hits when we needed them.”

Newton pitcher Jacob Lindeman threw six innings for the win in the first game, allowing one earned run on five hits with a walk and four strikeouts. Chandler Henkelman finished the game for the save, allowing a hit with a strikeout.

Seth Stephens took the loss for Haysville, allowing one earned run in five innings on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Preston Kelly finished the game, allowing a hit, a walk and a strikeout.

Romei Martinez opened the bottom of the fourth inning with a solo home run.

In the top of the fifth, Andrew Brautman led off with a double and scored when the Aviators misplayed a Hibiki Ouchi bunt. Ouchi went to third on an Erik Garza bunt and scored on a wild pitch.

A two-out error in the bottom of the fifth allowed Haysville to tie the game. Two singles and two wild pitches in the top of the sixth put Newton back in the lead.

In the bottom of the seventh, Braden Wallace led off with a single and stole second, but he was thrown out trying to steal third. A strikeout and pop out ended the game.

Brautman and Ouchi each had two hits for Newton. Martinez and Braden Wallace each had two hits for Haysville.

In the second game, Mason Hiser threw five innings for Newton, allowing four hits, one walk and four strikeouts. Andrew Paten followed with an inning, allowing two hits on four walks. Zach Gillig finished the game, allowing a hit, two walks and a strikeout.

Owen Loesch took the loss for the Aviators. Austin Skelhorn and Ty Jones followed.

Newton scored first in the second game. With bases loaded and one out in the second inning, Jack Sigrist beat out a double-play ball, grounding into a fielder’s choice to score a run. Two more walks drove in a second Rebel run.

Ajay Parcero drove in a Newton run in the third inning with an RBI double. Newton added two runs in the fourth on a Joey Martinez sacrifice fly and a wild pitch. The Rebels added two more runs in the sixth inning.

Haysville opened the bottom of the sixth with three walks. After a pop fly to center field, a walk scored the Aviators’ first run. Another run scored on a wild pitch. Newton came back with a run in the top of the seventh.

Parcero finished 3-for-4 hitting for Newton in the second game. Nolan Riley finished the game with four walks.

Bailey Amble went 2 for 3 for Haysville.

“Lindeman did a great job in the first game and Mason came out and did his job as well,” Clark said. “We didn’t have to use a lot of bullpen arms. In a seven-inning game, that’s what you need. Hopefully, the weather will allow us to play two more nine-inning games, and we’ll roll with it.”

Newton is 13-19, 11-19 in league play. Haysville is 8-27, 6-24 in league play.

Newton is scheduled to host Haysville at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

First game

Newton;ab;r;h;bi

Sigrist ss;4;0;0;0

Royle rf;3;1;1;0

Riley 3b;3;0;1;0

Bonentre 1b;2;0;0;0

Viloria dh;2;0;0;0

Brautman 2b;3;1;2;0

Ouchi c;2;1;2;0

Garza lf;1;0;0;0

Kissane cf;2;0;0;0

TOTALS;22;3;6;0

Haysville;ab;r;h;bi

Spurling rf;3;1;1;0

Lee dh;3;0;1;0

Larson 1b;3;0;0;0

R.Martinez 2b;3;1;2;1

Golden 3b;3;0;0;0

Baughn c;2;0;0;0

Wallace cf;3;0;2;0

Candor lf;3;0;0;0

Thinger ss;2;0;0;0

Myers ph;1;0;0;0

TOTALS;26;2;4;1

Newton;000;021;0;-;3

Haysville;000;110;0;—2

E — Stephens, Kissane. DP — Haysville 2. LOB — New. 4, Hvl. 6. 2B — Brautman. HR — R.Martinez (1). SB — Wallace. CS — Brautman, Wallace. Sac. Bunt — Garza 2, Ouchi.

Newton;ip;h;r;er;bb;k

Lindeman, W;6;5;2;1;1;4

Henkelman, S;1;1;0;0;0;1

Haysville;ip;h;r;er;bb;k

Stephens, L;5;5;3;1;2;2

Kelly;1;1;0;0;1;1

Stephens faced two batters in the sixth inning.

WP — Stephens, Kelly 3. Time — 1:46.

Second game

Newton;ab;r;h;bi

Sigrist ss;5;0;1;1

Ross 2b;3;2;1;1

Riley 3b;1;2;0;1

Bonentre 1b;2;0;1;1

J.Martinez c;3;1;1;1

Hockett lf;3;0;0;0

Parcero dh;4;1;3;1

Thrasher rf;2;1;0;0

Eshelman rf;1;0;0;0

Gaston cf;3;1;1;0

TOTALS;27;8;8;6

Haysville;ab;r;h;bi

Spurling ss;1;0;0;0

Thinger ss;3;0;1;0

Lee dh;4;0;1;0

Myers 1b;4;0;0;0

Larson 3b;2;1;0;0

R.Martinez 2b;3;1;0;0

Wallace cf;2;0;1;0

Baughn c;4;0;0;0

Golden lf;1;0;0;1

Amble rf;3;0;2;0

TOTALS;26;2;5;1

Newton;021;202;1;—;8

Haysville;000;002;0;—;2

E — Baughn, Riley, Thinger. DP — Haysville. LOB — New. 9, Hvl. 11. 2B — Parcero, Ross. SB — Parcero. Sac. Bunt — Hockett. Sac. Fly — J.Martinez.

Newton;ip;h;r;er;bb;k

Hiser, W;5;4;0;0;1;4

Paten;1;0;2;2;4;0

Gillig;1;1;0;0;2;1

Haysville;ip;h;r;er;bb;k

Lousche, L;3.1;5;5;5;7;3

Skelhorn;1.2;2;2;2;1;2

Jones;2;1;1;1;1;2

Skelhorn faced three batters in the sixth inning.

WP — Lousche 2, Skelhorn 2, Jones 2, Paten, Gillig. HBP — Ross (Skelhorn). Time — 2:38.

Newton Rebel Erik Garza puts down one of two sacrifice bunts during the first game of a twinbill Monday against Haysville.