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Northeast Kansas League Summer Baseball Update - July 5
By Jonny Kane
Copyright: MSC Sports

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The 2020 Northeast Kansas Summer Baseball season continued Sunday with four league teams in action.

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

Sunday, July 5

Doniphan County and Topeka split two close games

In the most competitive doubleheader of the night Doniphan County and Topeka each racked up wins in their doubleheader with the Senators taking game one 5-4 while DC won the night cap 4-3.

In the opening game of the doubleheader Topeka jumped out to a 3-0 with three runs in the second inning on five hits.

That lead held until the sixth when Doniphan County took the lead with four runs on a walk, a single, an error and two-run home run by Kole Franken.

That lead was short-lived for DC, as Topeka scored two runs in the seventh to win it on three singles and a walk.

Alex Libel delivered two hits in the loss for Doniphan County while Kole Franken added the two RBI.

In game two DC jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a Franken RBI double before Topeka came right back and took a 3-1 lead with three runs in the third.

The 3-1 held all the way until the fifth when DC came back with three runs on a walk, two singles and an error which allowed the game-winning run to score which ended the game 4-3.

DC took advantage of seven Topeka errors in the contest and despite being out-hit 6-5 Doniphan County got their only RBI from Franken’s double in the second.

Valley Falls and Seneca split league doubleheader

In a pair of big wins Valley Falls and Seneca each picked up league victories with Seneca taking game one 8-2 while the River Bandits bounced back for an 8-0 win in game two.

In game one the contest was tied at two going into the sixth before Seneca exploded with three runs in the inning including an RBI-single from Eric Hammes.

Hammes drove in another run in the seventh along with RBI’s from Zac Kramer and Bryce Uphaus.

Seneca totaled 12 hits in the contest with Landen Baker, Trent Schmitz, Andrew Leonard and Kramer each collecting multiple hits

Trenton Kraxner delivered two hits in the loss for Valley Falls.

In game two Kraxner continued his hot season with six RBI while Avery Gatzemeyer threw a gem in the River Bandits 8-0 win.

Kraxner got the scoring started with a grand slam in the second before recording an RBI-single in the fourth.

Backed by Kraxner’s big night at the plate Gatzemeyer tossed all five innings allowing no runs on just three hits while striking out seven.

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