Newton wins, gets to rest in NBC World Series

07/29/2012 5:00 AM

08/12/2012 8:16 AM

Newton coach Brad Salsman believes his team owns the pitching depth to win on consecutive days in the NBC World Series. He wants to wait as long as possible to test that theory.

Instead of playing at 10:30 a.m. Monday, the Rebels are off until Thursday. Salsman can rest his staff after he used six pitchers in Sunday afternoon’s 7-6 win over Impact Sports (Colo.) in 11 innings.

“You play in 110-degree heat and you’re here from 10:30 to almost 5 p.m., you need four days off,” Salsman said. “I think we’re one of the few teams in this tournament that could play four or five days straight, because we have 15 arms.”

The Rebels, in the NBC for the first time since 2009, avoided the losers bracket when No. 9 hiter Tyler Faught punched a base hit to right field and drove in pinch-runner Matt Moore with the winning run. Faught’s hit saved the Rebels from blowing a 6-0 lead and wasting a superb effort from starter Storm Marlar, who allowed three hits and no runs in six innings. Marlar, a junior at Tabor, tweaked his hamstring in the sixth inning, got two more outs and took a seat with what seemed like a safe lead.

“Storm Marlar gave us a hell of a chance,” Salsman said. “It’s 110 degrees and he’s already at about 90 pitches. Our bullpen’s been great all year and I’ve got confidence throwing those guys out there. They just didn’t get the job done.”

Impact Sports, making its first NBC appearance, played like rookies early. Three errors in the first three innings helped Newton take a 4-0 lead.

“We started out a little shaky,” Impact Sports coach Rylan Reed said. “But we got the jitters out.”

Impact Sports tied it 6-all in the eighth on a balk call the Salsman disputed for its timing, not its correctness. Closer Nathan Briar also admitted he flinched, allowing a runner to jog home after a delayed call from the home-plate umpire Mike Lentz. After that, Briar composed himself and held Impact Sports to one hit until the 11th. Impact Sports loaded the bases in the 11th, chasing Briar (who walked two batters) and then Brett Tunnell (who hit a batter and walked one), before Josh Markel produced a ground ball to end the threat.

Newton, which hadn’t scored since the fifth, started the winning rally with a one-out single by Edgar Lopez. Toby Cornejo, called on to sacrifice, appeared to get a gift when the 20-second clock expired and Lentz signaled for a ball. Then he changed it to a strike and told Cornejo he wasn’t in the box the required five seconds before the buzzer.

“I thought I was in the box,” Cornejo said. “I don’t know the rule, exactly.”

Cornejo didn’t let the mistake bother him. He perfectly placed his bunt and beat the throw on a close call, moving Moore to second with one out. In Newton parlance, regaining composure is known as “trashing out.”

“Getting rid of whatever bad happened in five seconds,” Salsman said. “I don’t even have to talk to the kid. He makes a mistake, something bad happens, he trashes out and he’s right back in it.”

Faught, who flew out with a runner on second in the ninth, delivered everybody from the hot turf by smacking a fastball off Cody Lahman.

Omaha Strike Zone Davy Jones Cardinals
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Kinman P 3 0 0 0 Stratman CF 2 1 1 0
Dreifurst rf 1 1 1 1 Hayes ss 3 1 1 0
Moore cf 4 2 1 1 Chamberlin lf 5 0 1 0
Miller 2b 3 0 2 2 Barkell 4 2 1 1
Williams c 3 0 0 0 Durkin rf 4 1 1 1
Tabler c,ph 2 0 0 0 Wollenzin 4 0 1 0
Sitorius 3b 4 1 2 0 Woodyard 3b 3 0 0 0
Johnson ss 3 0 1 0 Gallegos 3b, ph 1 0 0 1
Dogett ss 1 0 0 0 Jurney dh 5 0 2 2
Battaglia 1b 5 1 1 0 Schmitt 2b 3 0 0 0
Scheuler rf 2 0 0 0
Williamsen p 1 1 1 0
Paul lf 3 1 2 3
Totals 35 7 11 7 Totals34 5 8 4
Strike Zone 002 100 040 7 11 3
Davy Jones 000 040 001 5 8 0

E— Kinman, Dreifurst, Johnson. DP--Strike Zone 1. LOB—Strike Zone 9, Davy Jones 12. 2B—Miller 2, Sitoruis, Paul. HR-Moore, Paul. HBP — Miller, Doggett. SB-Barkell. CS — Durkin. .

Strike Zone IP H R ER BB SO
Kinman 5 7 4 4 4 8
Williamsen W,1-0 4 1 1 0 4 0
Davy Jones IP H R ER BB SO
Thomas 4 7 3 3 0 1
Eden 3 0 0 0 4 4
Spires L,0-1 11/3 4 4 4 0 0
Bonk 2/3 0 0 0 0 0

WP — Thomas.

Umpires — Home, Josh Schepis; first, Matt Raine; third, Shawn Bolte.

T — 2:21.

Impact Sports Newton Rebels
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Singh cf 4 1 0 0 Cezar cf 6 2 3 0
Vandyke 2b 4 1 2 1 Quiles 3b 6 1 2 1
Soliday ss 6 0 0 0 Thomas ss 5 0 3 1
Kluge rf 4 0 1 2 Macy c 5 0 3 1
Demello lf 4 0 0 0 Sanchez lf 3 0 0 0
Wade c 5 0 3 0 Lanham lf 0 0 0 0
Alvarez 1b 5 1 0 0 Heiland lf, ph 2 0 0 0
Thoning dh 5 1 3 1 Dunnegan 1b 6 2 1 0
Sture 3b 4 2 0 0 Lopez dh 5 1 2 0
Moore pr 0 1 0 0
Cornejo 2b 5 0 2 1
Faught rf 5 0 1 1
Totals 41 6 9 4 Totals48 7 17 4
Impact Sports 000 000 420 0 0 — 6 9 3
Newton 140 010 000 0 1 — 7 17 1

E— Vandyke 2, Sture, Thomas. DP-Impact Sports 2, Newton 1. LOB—Impact Sports 13, Newton 16. 2B—Kluge, Wade, Dunnegan, Lopez, Cornejo 3B-Thoning. HBP — Kluge, Demello, Cornejo. SB-Wade, Cezar, Quiles.

Impact Sports IP H R ER BB SO
Ramirez 41/3 9 6 1 2 0
Picconi 11/3 2 0 0 1 0
Bravard 11/3 0 0 0 0 0
Hallam 3 3 0 0 2 0
Goings 1/3 2 1 1 0 1
Lahman L,0-1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Newton IP H R ER BB SO
Marlar 6 3 0 0 2 6
Jackson 0 2 4 4 2 0
Bishop 1 1 1 1 1 3
Briar 32/3 3 1 0 2 2
Tunnell 0 0 0 0 1 0
Markel W,1-0 1/3 0 0 0 0 0

WP — Ramirez.

Umpires — Home, Mike Lentz; first, Josh Sanderson; third, Greg Mudd.

T — 3:11.

St. Joseph Tulsa Cardinals
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Saxon cf 5 1 1 0 Knott ss 4 1 2 0
Simpson 2b 5 3 4 1 Argo lf 4 0 1 1
Robinette 3b 3 1 0 1 Moody c 4 0 2 1
Koerper 1b 4 0 1 2 Garrison pr 0 0 0 0
Lubach c 5 1 2 3 Crow c 1 0 0 0
Dailey dh 5 1 1 0 Lein cf 4 0 0 0
Richards rf 2 0 0 0 Bradley dh 4 0 0 0
Rosales ss 2 1 1 0 Harper 1b 4 1 1 0
Kretzer lf 3 0 0 0 Brinker 3b 4 0 1 0
Burkhart lf, ph 1 0 1 1 Hendricks 2b 4 1 2 0
Johnson rf 2 0 0 0
Warchuck ph,rf 2 1 1 0
Totals 35 8 11 8 Totals37 4 10 4
St. Joseph 000 100 061 8 11 1
Tulsa Cardinals 001 110 001 4 10 2

E— Koerper, Knott, Lein. DP-St. Joseph 1, Tulsa 1. LOB—St. Joseph 7, Tulsa 8. 2B—Simpson, Rosales. 3B-Moody, Harper. HR-Lubach SF — Robinette, Koerper. SB - Warchuck.

St. Joseph IP H R ER BB SO
Cunningham W,1-0 7 9 3 2 1 9
Page 1 0 0 0 0 1
Green 1 1 1 1 1 0
Tulsa IP H R ER BB SO
Croft 7 4 1 0 1 5
Lafitte L,0-1 1/3 2 4 4 2 0
Deaton 1/3 1 2 1 2 0
Wichmann 11/3 4 1 1 0 0

WP — Cunningham, Green.

Umpires — Home, Jamye Williams; first, Ben Harlow; third, Mark Wagers.

T — 2:21.

Dodge City Arvada (Colo.)
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Conley cf 4 0 2 1 Cok dh 4 0 0 0
Burleson 2b 5 0 2 0 Hoefler cf 4 0 3 1
Anderson ss 5 1 1 1 Voelker 3b 4 0 1 0
Corwin rf 4 1 1 1 Aranda c 4 0 1 0
Drake dh 5 3 3 3 Patterson 1b 3 0 1 0
Yoder 1b 5 0 3 0 Gustin lf 4 0 1 0
Sigala 3b 4 1 1 0 Anderson ss 3 0 0 0
Davis c 4 1 2 1 Nelson 2b 3 0 1 0
Youngblood 3 1 1 0 Hessman rf 2 1 0 0
Totals 35 8 11 8 Totals37 4 10 4
Dodge City 011 213 000 8 16 1
Arvada 000 000 100 1 8 2

E— T. Anderson, Davis, A. Anderson 2. LOB—Dodge City 8, Arvada 10. DP-Dodge City 2, Arvada 3. 2B—Yoder. HR-Drake 2. SB - Anderson, Drake, Yoder, Hoefler, Nelson. CS-Conley.

Dodge City IP H R ER BB SO
Wright 7 6 1 0 3 4
Kirkham 1 1 0 0 0 1
Kowalczyk 1 1 0 0 0 2
Arvada IP H R ER BB SO
Weidenfield 41/3 11 5 0 1 5
Meaders 12/3 5 3 3 0 0
Reneau 2 0 0 0 0 1
Smith 1 0 0 0 0 1

WP — Wright.

Umpires — Home, Bob Homolka; first, Terry Harrison; third, Tony Daquano.

T — 2:15.

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