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Northeast Kansas League Summer Baseball Update - June 15
By Jonny Kane
Copyright: MSC Sports

2020 NEKL Summer Baseball – Standings

McDonald’s Player of the Game Award – Winners

The 2020 Northeast Kansas Summer Baseball season continued Sunday with all area teams in action for the first time this summer with Hiawatha seeing their first games of the year.

Below you can find the complete recap of games from Sunday.

Sunday, June 15, 2020

Valley Falls and Seneca Split

In our featured games on 103.9 KNZA Valley Falls and Seneca split a doubleheader with the River Bandits taking game one 10-8 while Seneca came back to win the second 13-6

Game one was back and forth throughout as both teams scored a pair of runs in the first inning before Valley Falls eventually took a 7-5 lead with four runs in the third inning.

The River Bandits seemed to have taken control with three more runs in sixth on three hits and an error, but Seneca came back with a run in the bottom of the inning and two more in the seventh to make things interesting before Avery Gatzemeyer finished off the contest on the mound.

Gage Burdiek of Valley Falls was our McDonald’s Player of the Game in the game one win as he was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored while he also picked up the win on the mound with 8 strikeouts.

Denten Elias and Logan Martens each added two hits for Valley Falls while Cade Norris and Brennen Miller each racked up two RBI.

Seneca meanwhile got two RBI from Dalton Heurter to lead the offense while Landen Baker scored three runs.

In game two despite trailing 3-2 after the first inning, Seneca plated five runs in the second and four in the third to get out to a big lead before eventually winning 13-6.

Zac Kramer and Landen Baker each racked up two hits on the day while Kramer, Huerter and John Strathman each added two RBI.

Strathman also picked up the win on the mound for Seneca tossing four innings and allowing just one earned run.

Seneca is now 6-4 on the year while Valley Falls is 2-4.

Sabetha split a doubleheader with Topeka

The Kansas Senators and Sabetha Raptors split a doubleheader with Sabetha winning game one 6-5 and the Senators from Topeka winning game two 5-2. 

Darrin Funk picked up his second victory of the young season by scattering eight hits and working around a pair of walks and five hit batters. 

Sabetha took an early lead on Braden Argabright's RBI triple and Shane Frey Sac Fly.  The Senators took a 4-2 lead in the top of the fifth, but the Raptors tied the score on an RBI single by Frey and a double steal by Frey and Funk. 

The Raptors took a 6-4 lead in the sixth on three consecutive hits with the big blow being a Cooper Bradbury RBI double. 

Marcus Bauman's sacrifice proved to be the game winning RBI.  After cutting the lead to 6-5, Funk was able to induce a game-ending double play with runners on first and second.

The Senators bounced back to win game two 5-2. 

The Senators took advantage of three Sabetha errors to score four unearned runs in the contest. 

 Braden Argabright was the tough luck losing pitcher giving up his first earned run of the year. 

After the Senators took a 1-0 lead in the second, Sabetha tied the score when Bradbury grounded out to plate Josh Herrmann. 

The Senators held a slim 2-1 lead heading into the fourth when they scored three runs despite only getting a single hit.  The Senators were aided by a pair of walks and 2 Sabetha errors.

Corning takes two from Hiawatha

In Hiawatha’s first games of the year Corning led from start to finish in a pair of run-rule victories 9-0 and 11-0.

In game one Corning’s Zach Fischer was the start as he tossed a complete game two-hitter with six strikeouts while also collecting three hits and two runs scored at the plate.

Corning led 6-0 after three innings and scored three more in the fourth to put the run-rule into play.

Austin Holthaus added three hits and three RBI in the contest while Corbin Becker added two more RBI.

In game two Corning led 6-0 after two innings and never looked back in an 11-0 victory in four innings.

Ian Haverkamp and Trenton Talley combined for a 2-hit shutout on the mound while Zach Fisher, Treydon Talley and Derek Buessing each collected two hits.

Corning is now 7-1 on the season while Hiawatha is 0-2.

Doniphan County and Marysville split

In a pair of lopsided victories Doniphan County and Marysville split a doubleheader on Sunday with DC taking game one 13-6 while Marysville bounced back with a 9-1 win.

In game one DC used a 10-run third inning to jump on top and never look back as Trent Spiker, Kobe Davis and Alex Libel each collected two hits while Spiker, Davis and Charlie Grable each racked up multiple RBI.

Rodger Groves picked up the win on the mound tossing six innings allowing one earned run on just four hits.

Marysville’s only offense came from Lucas Dinkenbrink who racked up two hits.

In game two Marysville jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one and pushed their lead to 8-0 with a 5-run third taking advantage of five Doniphan County errors to win 9-1.

John Haggard was the only player with multiple hits for Marysville while Brandon Schroedl collected two RBI.

Haggard also allowed just one earned run in four innings on the mound, while DC’s Kobe Davis was hit with the tough loss as he allowed just four hits and no earned runs.

Marysville is now 3-5 on the season while Doniphan County is 2-4.

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