Wedgewood Senior Men

1. Rick Tolin, Dennis Frank, Bob Modine, Dave Nachtaka -5.

2. Dale Dick, Bill Houston, Jack Bender, Wil Besore, Josh Talbott -9.

3. Milt Fowler, Ron Jones, Bob Wilson, Ray Ruggles, Roman Mannabach -2.

Closest to pin 3 — Rick Tolin. Closest to pin 9 on second shot — Josh Talbott.

Next play — 9 a.m. Thursday.

Fox Ridge Monday Seniors

1. Mark Bennett, Ken Lieske, Jack Beardley, Ray Ruggles 32.

2. Jim Zook, Rick Hardacre, Junior Hargus 32.

3. Gary Eilert, Rod Mather, J.D. Hart, Randy Sawyer 33.

Closest to hole 3 — Tom Ware.

Next play — 9 a.m. Monday.

Fox Ridge Tuesday Seniors

1. John Wilson, Wayne Hoffman, John Lassiter, n/a, n/a -6.

2. Bill Wilson, Bob Gaede, Jim Zook, Steve Jenkins -5.

3. Mark Bennett, Ken Lieske, Al Gann, Leo Griffith -4.

Closest to the hole — Carvin Thiessen. Longest putt — Fred Caruthers.

Next play — 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Senior Knights

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SALINA — The Newton Post 2 Senior Knights American Legion baseball team slipped by the host Salina Falcons 4-3 Thursday night in the 28th Salina Grand Slam Tournament at Dean Evans Stadium.

Salina never led in the game with Newton. The Knights had six hits, but four of those came in the first inning when they took a 2-0 lead.

The Falcons scored a single run in the second when Ethan Kickhaefer scored on a Newton error. The Knights got an unearned run in the third to lead 3-1, but an RBI groundout from Ryan Dix scored Brogen Richardson in the fourth and got Salina back within one, 3-2.

Newton got its final run in the fifth after there were two outs and nobody on. A walk and two hit batters loaded the bases, with the run scoring on a wild pitch.

The Falcons attempted to rally in the seventh with two outs and the bases empty. Ben Driver’s double to center was followed by a walk to Zach Farmer and a Layne Haddock RBI single to right.

With runners at the corners, reliever Sport Tegethoff got the final out on a ground ball to second.

Matt Eldridge threw the first 6.2 innings to get the win, allowing one earned run on five hits with four walks and five strikeouts. Tegethoff was credited with the save.

Seth Catania pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless relief for the Falcons. Salina had only five hits, including two each for Kickhaefer and Driver.

Hunter Mapes went two for four hitting for Newton, Matt Seirer went two for three. Tegethoff and Henry Claassen each drove in a run.

Both Salina and Newton finished pool play with 2-1 records and the pool champion will be determined after today’s 10 a.m. game between Wichita (1-1) and Capital Mudcats (0-2).

If Wichita defeats the Mudcats, pool A will finish with a three-way tie for first. Salina would have the tiebreaker for first place (fewest runs allowed) and the Falcons would play in the tournament semifinals at 12:15 p.m. Saturday.

If the Mudcats defeat the Kings today, Newton is the pool champion with its head-to-head victory over Salina. The Falcons would then finish second in their pool and play a quarterfinal game at 7 p.m. today at Evans Stadium.

Salina is now 23-2 after Thursday’s games, with both losses by one run. The Falcons were 3-0 against Newton this season before Thursday’s loss to the Knights.

—Salina Journal



Eldridge (W), Tegethoff (S) 7 and Claassen; Long (L), Catania 5 and Dix. Time — 2:08.

Wingnuts down


WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts won its second straight game, stopping the Lincoln Saltdogs 5-3 Thursday in American Association play at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Leo Vargas drove in John Nester on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the second inning. After Lincoln took the lead on a two-run Randolph Oduber home run in the top of the third, Wichita tied the game on an Abel Nieves RBI single.

Zach Nehrir and John Nester each hit an RBI single for Wichita in the fifth inning. Logan Watkins added an RBI double for Wichita in the sixth.

Oduber hit an RBI single for Lincoln in the seventh.

Wichita starter Tyler Kane 1-1() went six innings for the win, allowing two runs, two hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. Brady Bowen went 1.1 innings, allowing a run on four hits with a strikeout. Daniel Tillman finished the game for the save, allowing a hit with three strikeouts.

Lincoln starter Eric Wooten (1-3) lasted five innings in the loss, allowing four runs on nine hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Shairon Martis went two innings, allowing a run, two hits with three strikeouts. Jose Jose pitched one inning, allowing a hit.

Oduber finished three for four for Lincoln, driving in three runs. Watkins went three for four for Wichita. Nehrir, Ryne Willard, Nick Rotola and Nester each went two for four.

Wichita is 27-17, while Lincoln is 25-20. Wichita opens a three-game series at AA South leader Sioux City at 7:05 p.m. Wichita is 7 1/2 games behind the Explorers.



Wooten (L, 1-3), Martis 6, Jose 8 and Ricardo; Kane (W, 1-1), Bowen 7, Tillman (S, 12) 8 and Nester. HR — L: Oduber (3). Time — 2:48. Attendance — 1,485.