Sports briefs

Mark Schnabel
The Kansan


Hesston Swathers 12U 15, Newton Baseball Club Weeks 12U 0

Hesston Swathers 12U 6, Newton Baseball Club Weeks 12U 2

Hesston Swathers 12U 18, Newton Baseball Club Weeks 12U 2

Mid-Kansas Babe Ruth League Wildcats 12, Nickerson 2


Wedgewood Senior Men

1. Jim Zook, Ken Lieske, Bob Wilson, Ron Bogle -5.

2. Dave Stallbaumer, Paul Normandine, Jose Ramos, Paul Flores -4.

3. Dennis Carter, Jim Mendenhall, Leo Griffith, Dane Lawrence -4.

CLOSET TO PIN — Leo Griffith. LONGEST PUTT — Jim Zook.

Next play — Tuesday.

Thunder evens playoff series

WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder evened its best-of-five ECHL Kelly Cup Conference Semifinal series against the Fort Wayne Komets with a 5-3 win Wednesday night at the Wichita Ice Center.

Tied 1-1 after the first period, Wichita got goals by Noel Hoefenmayer and Jeremy McKenna — both on power plays. The Komets got back within one on a short-handed goal by A.J. Jenks.

Wichita went back up by two goals with 5:15 remaining in regulation on a goal by Matteo Gennaro, assisted by Jeremy McKenna and Hoefenmayer.

Spencer Dorowicz capped off the scoring with seven seconds remaining on an empty-net goal with an assist from Cam Clarke.

Wichita outshot Fort Wayne 36-31.

Evan Buitenhuis had 29 saves for the Thunder. Dylan Ferguson had 31 saves in goal for Fort Wayne.

The series moves to Allen County Veterans Coliseum for the final three games of the series. Game three is set for Friday.

Surge edged by Oilers

TULSA, Okla. — With bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Romer Cuadrado hit an infield single for an RBI to lift the Tulsa Oilers to a 1-0 win over the Wichita Wind Surge Wednesday in Double-A Central play in Tulsa.

Wichita outhit the Oilers 7-4, but left nine baserunners stranded.

Justin Hagenman (4-1) pitched the top of the ninth for the win. Andre Jackson struck out five batters in four innings.

Cole Sands struck out eight batters in 5.1 innings. Yennier Cano (1-3) took the loss.

Jose Miranda and Caleb Hamilton each went two for three hitting for Wichita.

THURSDAY’S GAME — Wichita had a 10-4 lead against Tulsa through 6 1/2 innings, but gave up a run in the bottom of the seventh, two runs in the bottom of the eighth, three runs in the bottom of the ninth and two runs in the bottom of the 10th, falling 12-10.

Jeren Kendall ended the game with a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th to end the game. Carlos Rincon sent the game into extra innings with a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth. Ryan Noda hit a solo shot for the Oilers in the eighth, while Romer Cuadrado hit an RBI single. Donovan Casey hit a three-run shot in the second inning. Hunter Feduccia hit a solo home run and an RBI single.

For Wichita, Ernie De La Triniday hit a solo home run and drove in a run when he was hit by a pitch with bases loaded. B.J. Boyd and Jermaine Palacios each hit a two-run home run. Caleb Hamilton hit a solo home run and a two-run single. Andrew Bechtold added a solo shot.

Ryan Mason (1-1) took the loss for Wichita. Guillermo Zuniga (5-1) pitched two innings of scoreless relief for Tulsa, striking out four.

Tulsa is 20-12, while Wichita is 18-25. Tulsa is on a four-game winning streak, while Wichita is on a four-game losing streak.

The series runs through Sunday.

Wednesday’s game



Sands, Moran 6, Cano (L, 3-1) 8 and Morales; Jackson, Brickhouse 5, Schwab 7, Hagenman (W, 4-1) 9 and Berman. Time — 2:53. Attendance — 5,376.

Thursday’s game



Balazovic, Lujan 3, Neff 6, Faucher 8, Mason (L, 1-1) 10 and Hamilton; Grove, Warzek 2, Washington 4, Watson 6, Ochsenbein 6, Zuniga (W, 5-1) 9 and Fediccia. HR — W: De La Trinidad (3), Boyd (1), Palacios (5), Hamilton (4), Bechtold (3). T: Casey (3), Feduccia (2), Noda (8), Rincon (6), Kendall (6). Time — 3:59. Attendance — 5,446.