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NBC Midwest: Cannons upset Twins in ninth

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 11:29 p.m.

NBC Midwest Regional

At Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

Sunday’s Games

Hutchinson Monarchs vs. Wichita Wheat Kings, 2 p.m., loser eliminated

Salina Bluejays vs. Wichita Sun Devils, 5, loser eliminated

Valley Center Diamond Dawgs vs. Newton Rebels, 8, loser eliminated

The Kansas Cannons pulled off the first upset of the National Baseball Congress Midwest Regional on Saturday evening, scoring a run in the ninth inning to beat the Derby Twins 4-3 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Derby, the regional’s second seed, had scored three runs in the eighth to tie the game. But the Cannons got a one-out double from James Threw and a game-ending single by Ty Kildow for the second-round victory.

The Cannons are 2-0 in the regional and will play Park City (1-0) on Monday in a winner’s bracket semifinal.

Derek Martinez allowed one earned run and six hits, striking out nine in a complete-game victory.

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W — Martinez. L — Barker.

El Dorado 6, Salina 2 — Former Wichita State infielder Tyler Coughenour drove in two runs with two hits, helping El Dorado to a second-round victory. Starter Matt Robertson gave up two runs over seven innings.

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W — Robertson. L — Hill.

Park City 6, Hutchinson 1 — Steve Danielak gave up one run and struck out six over seven innings as the Rangers beat the Monarchs. Joey Mancuso had three hits for Park City, which scored three seventh-inning runs to put the game away.

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W -- Danielak. L -- Martin.

Haysville 6, Valley Center 4 — Blake Hugaert hit a two-run single in the eighth to break a 4-4 tie. Hugaert also had an RBI-double in the second.

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Valley Center 0013000004 9 4

W — Thompson. L — Suminski.

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