NBC Midwest Regional
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.
|Derby||000||000||030||—||3 6 1|
|Kansas||000||020||101||—||4 10 1|
W — Martinez. L — Barker.
|Salina||200||000||000||—||2 9 3|
|El Dorado||200||100||12x||—||6 6 2|
W — Robertson. L — Hill.
|Park City||000||110||310||—||6 10 2|
|Hutchinson||000||100||000||—||1 5 1|
W -- Danielak. L -- Martin.
|Haysville||012||010||020||—||6 8 0|
|Valley Center||001||300||000||—||4 9 4|
W — Thompson. L — Suminski.