By Travis Mounts, TSnews
After a few days off last week, the Cheney Diamond Dawgs returned to action. They won a series against the Newton Sluggin Rebels, taking three of tour games.
Cheney took the opener 5-4 last Thursday in Newton, but a 6-3 home loss on Friday broke the Diamond Dawgs’ winning streak at 20 games.
The Dawgs rebounded at home on Saturday with a 10th-inning run that gave them a 6-5 win against the Sluggin Rebels. The Diamond Dawgs scored 5 runs in the bottom of the second and held that lead for 3-1/2 winnings, when Newton scored 5 runs in the sixth to tie the game. Each team held the other scoreless in the other eight innings of regulation play.
The Diamond Dawgs closed out the series with a 5-3 victory on Monday in Newton.
Cheney is still sitting on top of the Sunflower Collegiate League standings with a 24-4 record and a two-game lead over the Hutchinson Monarchs. Both teams have gone 9-1 over their last 10 games.
Cheney is facing the Newton Bat Cats four times this week, wrapping up the series at a game in Great Bend on Thursday and one in Cheney on Friday. Cheney and the Haysville Aviators will play four times to wrap up the regular season, with a Cheney playing a non-conference game against the Kansas Cannons at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Eck Stadium in Wichita.
July 14 at Great Bend, 7 p.m.
July 15 vs. Great Bend, 7 p.m.
July 17 vs. Haysville, 5 p.m.
July 18 at Haysville, 7 p.m.
July 19 vs. Kansas Cannons, 7 p.m. at WSU.
July 20 at Haysville, 7 p.m.
July 21 vs. Haysville, 7 p.m.
Aviators return to action
After a five-day break last week, the Haysville Aviators returned to the diamond with a doubleheader sweep of the Mulvane Patriots. The Aviators won 6-5 and 8-2 on Saturday at Mulvane.
The final two games of the series, which were to be played Sunday and Monday in Haysville, were forfeited by the Patriots.
The Aviators are playing four games this week against the Newton Sluggin Rebels. After a pair of home games earlier this week, Haysville will play in Newton on Thursday and Saturday.
After that, Haysville will play its final series of the regular season, a four-game tilt against the Sunflower Collegiate League’s top team, the Cheney Diamond Dawgs.
Haysville is sitting in sixth place in the Sunflower Collegiate League. The Aviators and Newton, which is in fifth place and just a few percentage points ahead of Haysville, are both eight games behind league leader Cheney. The Aviators are tied for third in the SCL over the past 10 games, winning seven.
July 14 at Newton, 7 p.m.
July 16 at Newton, 7 p.m.
July 17 at Cheney, 7 p.m.
July 18 vs. Cheney, 7 p.m.
July 20 vs. Cheney, 7 p.m.
July 21 at Cheney, 7 p.m.
Curve battle through losing streak
The Kansas Curve came off the Fourth of July holiday by going 1-4.
After suffering a 9-5 home loss to the Wellington Heat last week on Tuesday, the Curve won 4-1 over the Kansas Cannons in Augusta on Thursday.
The El Dorado Walnuts shelled the Curve 12-1 on Friday. With the game tied at 1, the Walnuts broke free for 5 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. They then scored 3 runs in both the fifth and sixth, and the came was called on the run rule after the top of the seventh inning.
The Curve lost a close game Sunday, falling 4-3 at the Valley Center Mud Daubers. The Curve and the Walnuts had a rematch on Monday, with the Walnut shutting out the Curve 7-0.
The Curve’s regular season runs through July 27. They will be at home this Thursday to face the Valley Center, and then will be on the road Sunday and Monday.
July 14 at Valley Center, 7 p.m.
July 17 at McPherson, 5:30 p.m.
July 18 at Dirtbag Baseball, 5:30 p.m.
July 20 vs. Wellington, 7 p.m.
July 21 vs. Park City, 7 p.m.