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July 1 NEKL Legion Baseball Recap
By Jonny Kane
Copyright: MSC Sports

2019 Legion Baseball – Standings

2019 Kanzaland Radio McDonald’s Player of the Game - Selections

2019 Zone Tournament Assignments – AA & AAA

The first month of the legion baseball season is in the books with just a couple weeks left before zone tournaments get underway and below you can find game capsules from games since Thursday, June 26.

Wednesday, June 26

Sabetha sweeps Leavenworth in dominating fashion

In game one, Brayden Becker pitched a 4-inning no hitter in a 15-0 win.  Becker fanned nine hitters and allowed only a pair of balls put in play.  Jake Longabaugh returned to the lineup from a minor injury and had five RBI's and three runs scored.  Seth Burdick added three RBI's and Joe Gruber and Becker added a pair of RBI's.  

In game two the Raptors scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to break open a tight 2-1 game.  Sabetha took advantage of four walks and scored a pair of runs on wild pitches to make the score 4-1.  Braden Argabright then put the final touches on the score by hitting a 2-run triple to deep center field giving the Raptors a 6-1 win.  Gabe Garber picked up the win pitching the first four innings.  Garber fanned six while working around three walks and a hit batter.  Sabetha pitchers held Leavenworth to just one hit on the evening.

Corning and Seneca split non-league doubleheader

Behind a four-run second and five-run third Corning jumped on top of Seneca and tacked on late to pick up a 14-7 win on the road. Devin Ronnebaum led Corning with three hits and four RBI’s, while Kamble Haverkamp added three hits and three more RBI’s. In the loss Seneca was led by three hits and four RBI’s from Landen Baker, while Noe Gauna added three more hits and two RBI’s.

In game two Seneca broke a scoreless tie with nine runs in the third and tacked on one more in the fourth to pick up the 10-0 run-rule victory. Landen Baker again led the way with two hits and four RBI’s while Bryce Uphaus tacked on two RBI’s.

Friday, June 28

Doniphan County takes two from Leavenworth

After building an early lead Doniphan County had to hold on late to take down Leavenworth in game one 10-9. Braden Chalfant and Trent Spiker each collected two hit and two RBI’s, while Jace Grubb walked three times. Rodger Groves also tossed a complete game for Doniphan County, despite allowing five earned runs and nine total runs.

In game two Doniphan County built a 2-0 lead after two innings and took complete control with an 11-run third inning before going on to a 13-1 run-rule win. Charlie Grable collected two hits and three RBI’s to lead DC, while Cale Hamilton added two more hits and two RBI’s. Jace Grubb also threw a complete game for Doniphan County, as he allowed just one hit and one run while striking out five.

Marysville sweeps Hiawatha without giving up a run

It was a dominating performance for Marysville Friday night earning two shutout victories by finals of 8-0 and 10-0. In both game Marysville jumped on top and never looked back scoring four runs in the second inning in game one, while in game two they led 10-0 after three innings. Owen Nietfeld and Ben Kirkland each collected two RBI’s in game one, while in game two it was Matt Lindhorst who had three RBI’s.

Sunday, June 30

Sabetha continues to roll with two NEKL wins over Oskaloosa

Behind a three-run fourth inning Sabetha jumped on top of Oskaloosa before tacking on late to pick up a 5-1 win in game one. Blake Frey was named the McDonald’s Player of the Game on KNZA, as he finished 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, two runs scored and a stolen base. Seth Burdick also added two hits and a run scored, while Braden Argabright tossed a complete game allowing just one hit while striking out eight.

In game two Braden Argabright collected nine RBI's in Sabetha's 16-0, 4-inning win.  Argabright had a 2-run double in the first, a run scoring single in the second, a 3-run homer to right center in the third and a 3-run bases clearing double in the fourth.  Jalen Worthley pitched all four innings working around five walks.  Worthley fanned six and allowed only one hit.  Gabe Garber, Blake Frey, Joe Gruber and Brayden Becker collected two hits for Sabetha, while Frey scored 3 times and knocked in 3 runs.

Seneca and Doniphan County split league doubleheader

In game one Seneca scored two runs in four of the six innings while John Strathman delivered a quality start allowing just one run while striking out seven in a 9-1 win. Strathman also had a solid game offensively recording three RBI’s, while Noe Gauna, Andrew Leonard and Zac Kramer each added run scoring hits.

In game two Doniphan County used a 7-run third inning while holding on late to pick up a split with an 8-7 win. Cale Hamilton delivered the big blow with a grand slam, while Connor Hayes and Rodger Groves each racked up RBI’s. Brock Blair also picked up the win for DC, as he went all five innings allowing five runs with six strikeouts.

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