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Northeast Kansas League Summer Baseball Update - July 8
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 Wednesday with four league teams in action.

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

Tuesday, July 7

Sabetha and Marysville split

In the only league doubleheader of the night Sabetha and Marysville split with Marysville taking game one 9-0 while the Raptors won the second 4-2.

In game one Marysville's Ayden Price tossed a 5-inning no-hitter working around five walks while striking out five.

Marysville scored three runs in the first with two of the runs coming on a Trey Siemens triple before plating five more runs in the second on a pair of hits.

In game two the Raptors won 4-2 in extra innings as Kaden Dillon allowed just two hits in 5-plus innings of work to pick up the win.

Braden Argabright came in the sixth and struck out three hitters, including the final hitter with the tying runs in scoring position. 

Cooper Bradbury scored a pair of runs and had an RBI in the contest.

Wednesday, July 8

Doniphan County and Valley Falls each earn wins

In our featured doubleheader on the MSC Sports Radio Network Doniphan County split with Valley Falls with DC taking game one 7-2 while the River Bandits bounced back to win game two 10-6.

In game one Valley Falls jumped out to a 2-0 lead after 1.5 innings on an error in the first and an RBI-double in the second by Mason Allen.

DC got a run back in the bottom of the second on an RBI-groundout by Gavin Fuemmeler before exploding for four runs in the third on four walks, one hit and an error to lead 5-2.

That lead held until the sixth when Doniphan County broke the game open on a two-run home run by Trent Spiker.

Connor Hayes picked up the win on the mound for DC with a strong outing tossing 6.1 innings allowing just three hits and one earned run while striking out seven.

Trent Spiker was named our McDonald’s Player of the Game after going 1-for-2 with a two-run home run which broke the game open in the sixth.

Charlie Grable added two hits for Doniphan County in the win while Fuemmeler added two RBI.

Game two was all Valley Falls from the start as the River Bandits jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings and 10-1 after three before holding on late.

Valley Falls tried to give the game away committing six errors, but Gage Burdiek and Brennen Miller combined to throw the final 1.1 innings to preserve the win.

Cooper Jepson had a big game going 2-for-3 with two runs scored for Valley Falls, while Trenton Kraxner and Jackson Reich each added two RBI.

Braden Chalfant had two hits in the loss for DC, while Kobe Davis added two RBI.

Seneca and Corning split

In a pair of tightly contested games Seneca and Corning each picked up wins Wednesday night with Seneca taking game one 6-3 while Corning won the second 6-5.

In game one Seneca led 3-1 after two innings with the big blow being a Trent Schmitz two-run home run in the second.

The lead was then pushed to 5-1 with two more runs in the third on two hits an error which scored both runs.

Corning made it a 5-3 game on a pair of RBI-singles by Quinn Buessing and Drew Gibbs, but Seneca came back with a solo home run by Noe Gauna to put a nail on the victory.

Gauna finished with two hits in the win for Seneca while Landen Baker added two more hits and Trent Schmitz two RBI.

Austin Holthaus and Corbin Becker each recorded two hits in the loss for Corning.

In game two Corning raced out to a 5-0 lead before Seneca tied the game with five runs in the fourth which led to Ian Haverkamp’s walk-off single in the bottom of the fifth.

Corning scored two runs in the second and three more in the third to lead 5-0 on a two-run shot by Quinn Buessing and a three-run bomb by Ian Haverkamp.

Seneca then tied the game in the fourth scoring five runs on three hits, an error and two hit-by-pitches.

That made it a 5-5 game heading into the fifth where Corning loaded the bases before Haverkamp delivered the walk-off single.

Haverkamp finished with four RBI in the win while Kamble Haverkamp added a 3-for-3 game along with Buessing’s two RBI.

Dylan Schultejans recorded two hits in the loss for Seneca while Braden Uphaus added two RBI.

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