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Northeast Kansas League Summer Baseball Update - July 19
By Jonny Kane
Copyright: MSC Sports

2020 NEKL Summer Baseball – Standings

McDonald’s Player of the Game Award – Winners

The final full week of the Northeast Kansas League summer baseball season continued over the weekend with with nearly all area teams in action.

Below you can find the complete recap of each doubleheader since Friday.

Friday, July 17

Sabetha and Doniphan County Split

In a pair of tightly contested contests Sabetha and Doniphan County played to a split with Sabetha winning the opener 4-0 while DC bounced back to win the second 5-4.

Backed by a lights-out pitching performance by Tristan Wittwer, Sabetha grinded out a 4-0 win in the opening game of the night.

The Raptors scored three runs in the second on just one hit while taking advantage of two walks, a hit-by-pitch and a sac fly from Marcus Bauman.

Sabetha got their second run in the fourth on an RBI single by Cooper Bradbury which scored Matt Wittaker who reached on an error.

On the mound Wittwer was stellar as he stranded seven DC runners on base in six innings of work allowing just three hits while striking out nine to earn our McDonald’s Player of the Game honors on 103.9 KNZA.

In game two Sabetha jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning without recording a hit before DC answered back with three runs in the fourth on a Charlie Grable single and a two-run home run by Kole Franken.

Doniphan County scored two more runs in the fifth on a pair of errors which came with two outs in the inning.

Sabetha tried to mount a comeback scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth but stranded the potential tying run at first base to end the game.

Franken and Grable combined for three RBI in the contest while DC took advantage of two errors by Sabetha.

The Raptors in the loss were led by Braden Argabright, Wittwer and Shane Frey who each recorded RBI’s.

Marysville takes two from Seneca

Behind an offensive explosion Marysville picked up a sweep of Seneca by scores of 13-3 and 6-5.

In game one Marysville scored eight runs in the second inning to take control and never look back.

Owen Nietfeld, Zach Haefele, Gabe Ketter, Ben Kirkland, Ayden Price, and Jonny Crome all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Marysville went on to score another run in the third and four more in the fourth to force the run-rule to come into play.

Crome, Trey Siemens and Jon Haggard each had two RBI in the contest while Marysville took advantage of six Seneca errors.

In game two Seneca started fast racing out to a 3-0 lead with Zac Kramer recording an RBI.

Marysville came right back with two runs in the bottom of the second before taking the lead for good with four runs in the third on an RBI single by Crome while an error scored a pair.

Seneca tried to mount a comeback with runs in the fourth and fifth but fell just short.

Marysville again took advantage of four errors while Crome and Neitfeld each recorded RBIs.

Seneca finished with just four hits in the loss with Kramer collecting two and one RBI.

Sunday, July 19

Topeka sweeps Doniphan County

In a pair of close games Topeka earned a sweep over Doniphan County by scores of 6-5 and 7-2.

In game one DC jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on RBIs from Kobe Davis and Bray Davies.

That 2-0 lead held until the fourth when Topeka scored two runs before scoring four more in the fifth to lead 6-2.

DC tried to mount a comeback with three runs in the sixth on a 3-run home run by Trent Spiker, but could not get anything going in the seventh after a leadoff single by Conner Hayes.

In the loss Doniphan County got three hits from Bray Davies and three RBIs by Spiker and fell despite outhitting Topeka 12 to 8.

Game two featured three innings of crooked numbers by Topeka to take the sweep by a 7-2 final.

Trent Spiker got the scoring started for DC with an RBI double in the first before Topeka came back and scored two runs in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead.

Doniphan County tied the game in the top of the third on an error before once again Topeka responded with three runs in the bottom of the third and two more in the fourth to take control.

Kobe Davis recorded two hits in the loss for DC while Spiker picked up the only RBI of the game.

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