WICHITA — The Kansas Cannons completed the field for today’s first-week knockout round of the 84th National Baseball Congress World Series at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita.
The Cannons improved to 3-0 in pool play with an 8-1 win over GPS Baseball-Texas.
The Cannons will face the Colorado Cyclones today, while the Mulvane Patriots will meet the San Antonio Angels.
The Cannons broke a scoreless tie with a two-run Connor Hurst home run with out out in the bottom of the fifth.
In the bottom of the seventh, Jordan Williams hit an RBI single. Chris Opolka hit a three-run double.
GPS broke the shutout in the top of the eighth when Hunter Kunc tripled and scored on a Ryan Rangel sacrifice fly.
Will Clark answered for the Cannons with a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth.
Chase Meilleur went 7 1-3 innings for the Cannons for the win, allowing a run, four hits, a walk and a strikeout. Johnny Schmidt finished out the eighth inning. Tommy Sleve pitched the ninth. Schmidt and Sliva each had a strikeout.
Robert Isenhour went three for three hitting for the Cannons. Sedgwick grad Brylie Ware went two for four. Hurst and Williams each finished two for five.
Wesley Gafford took the loss for GPS, 1-2.
The Colorado Cyclones advanced to the first-week knockout round despite a 4-0 loss to the San Diego Reign.
The Cyclones finished 2-1 in pool play and held the head-to-head tie-breaker over the other two teams in the pool.
San Diego pitcher John Sintes went seven inning, allowing five hits and nine strikeouts. Cody Caplinger threw a 1-2-3 eighth inning. Luke Gentry allowed two runs, two hits and a hit batter to start the ninth. Gavin Brown got two pop flies to end the game and get the save.
The Reign scored in the top of the fifth on a Jacob Serafini RBI single. Drake Benner added a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning.
The Cyclones’ Aidan Laurini hit a two-run double with one out in the bottom of the ninth to break the shutout.
Luis DeLeon took the loss for the Cyclones, which used six pitchers in the game.
Caleb Squire went two for four hitting for the Cyclones.
The Reign finished the tournament 1-2.
The Hutchinson-Texas Prospects game was in progress at deadline.
The Mulvane Patriots became the first team in the 84th National Baseball Congress World Series to advance to the first-week knockout round after an 11-8 win over the Northwest Arizona Boom Tuesday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
Mulvane finished pool play 3-0.
Tied 4-4, Mulvane scored four runs in the top of the fourth and three more in the top of the eighth. The Boom did manage four runs in the bottom of the ninth.
Hunter Aguirre went three for four hitting for the Patriots, driving in four runs. Turner Lace drove in two runs. Caleb Cox went three for four hitting. Channing Williams went three for five. Devin Beard went two for five with an RBI.
Mason LeClair went six innings for the win, striking out six. Zach Bilek went two innings and Drake Harper pitched the ninth.
Dominik Parkhurst threw 6 2-3 innings for the loss, striking out two. Travis Cole finished the game.
Marcel Bachelier went two for four hitting for the 0-3 Boom, driving in three runs. Manuel Ramirez went two for four with two RBIs. David Oropeza went two for four with an RBI.
The San Antonio Angels advanced to the knockout round with a 4-3 win over the Liberal BeeJays.
San Antonio took the lead in the bottom of the first inning on a two-run Nicholas Hamel single. Spencer Lloyd hit an RBI single in the fifth inning. Jack Wisniewski drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Liberal scored in the seventh inning on an error and a Dylan Paul RBI single. Clint Allen hit an RBI single in the top of the ninth.
Ryan Jennings went six innings for the win, allowing two hits, two walks and nine strikeouts. Mason Minister was credited with the save, walking one and striking out two in the ninth.
Hamel went two for five hitting for San Antonio. Dillon Strumpf was two for four. The Angels finish pool play 3-0.
Allen went two for three for Liberal. Jake Hamilton took the loss. Liberal ends the tournament 1-2.
The Derby Twins claimed a 7-2 win over the Waco Sultanes.
Derby finishes pool play 2-1.
Zach Torra threw six innings to claim the win for the Twins, allowing a run, four hits, a walk and eight strikeouts. John De Leon took the loss for the 0-3 Sultanes.
Waco scored in the top of the first on an RBI triple for Brandon Johnson. The Twins struck back with three runs in the bottom of the first. Two runs scored on passed balls and one run scored on a wild pitch.
In the fourth inning, Derby’s Zach Smith drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. Another run scored on a wild pitch. In the sixth inning, Derby added two more runs as Noah Bland and Michael Urquidi each drew walks with bases loaded.
The Sultanes scored on a wild pitch in the top of the seventh.
David Renning finished three for five hitting for the Twins. Johnson went two for three for the Sultanes. Matthew Houk went two for four.
In the opening game of the day, Kyle Robbins hit a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Denver Cougars to a 2-1 win over the 316 Elite, the 18U Hap Dumont NBC Champions.
Denver scored in the first inning on an RBI double for Steven Rivera-Chijin. In the top of the fourth, Kadin Pearson was hit by a pitch with bases loaded to drive in a run for the Elite.
Garrett Connor threw two innings of relief for the Cougars to get the win, allowing one walk. Hunter O’Toole threw three innings of relief for the Elite to take the loss.
Monday’s late game
They say that the National Baseball Congress World Series no longer plays “Baseball Around the Clock.”
Tell that to the Hutchinson Monarchs and Colorado Cyclones, who needed 13 innings and more than 3 1/2 hours to decide a 6-5 Cyclone win.
Hutchinson scored in the top of the 13th when Riley Metzger led off with a double. Pinch runner Conor Craig went to third on a bunt and scored on a Cooper Minick single.
With one out in the bottom of the 13th, Pete Shearer walked and scored on a Kennedy Badgett triple. Caleb Squire followed with a sacrifice fly to center field to end the game.
Taylor Barber put Hutchinson ahead with an RBI single in the top of the third. Evan Richards answered for the Cyclones with a two-run triple in the bottom of the third.
Hutchinson’s Jack Rogers tripled and came home on an error to lead off the top of the fourth inning. After loading the bases with one out, Eric Bonhert drew a walk to score a run and Nolan Hackel drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Colorado scored in the bottom of the fourth on an error and a wild pitch. Ryan Sullivan slammed the ball over the left field wall to tie the game with one out in the bottom of the ninth.
Rogers and Minick each went three for six hitting for Hutchinson. Ellis Kelly went two for five for the Cyclones.
Jacob Stramel took the loss for Hutchinson, 1-1.
J.T. Mossberg (2-0) claimed the win the Cyclones, 2-0.