T-Birds sweep series at Barton County

GREAT BEND — Caleb Blumer and Trevor Rinne tossed shutouts as the Cloud County Thunderbirds defeated Barton County twice in the Jayhawk Conference Western Division doubleheader on Friday.
Blumer gave up five hits, struck out one and walked one as Cloud County won the first game, 5-0.
Rinne pitched all nine innings in the T-Birds’ 3-0 victory in game two. He gave up eight hits, struck out three and didn’t walk any.
Cloud County defeated Barton County 11-7 and 13-6 on Thursday to improve to 12-14 overall and 5-7 in the Jayhawk West.
In the first game on Friday, the T-Birds scored one run in the second inning.
Kody Cox walked and scored on a double by Austin White.
Cloud County upped the lead to 4-0 with three runs in the third inning.
Jackson Cain led off with a single.
Roger Diaz walked with one out and Cal Zagurski singled home a run.
Diaz scored on a single by Chase Reibenspies.
An error allowed Zagurski to score.
White was hit by a pitch, stole second, went to third on an error and stole home in the fourth inning to put the T-Birds up 4-0.
Cloud County scored five runs on five hits.
The second game was scoreless until the top of the fourth inning.
Jesse Rall was hit by a pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Cox to give Cloud County a 1-0 advantage.
The T-Birds added two runs in the sixth inning.
Rall singled and Diaz followed with a double.
A ground ball by Skye O’Neil got Rall home.
Jordan Brown singled in Diaz.
Diaz had four hits in four at bats.
Brown had three hits in the game.
Cloud County trailed 4-3 in the first game on Thursday.
Rall singled in two runs in the top of the fifth inning to put the T-Birds up 5-4.
Cloud County scored two runs in the sixth inning, and led 7-4.
The Cougars pulled even at 7-7 with one run in the sixth inning and two in the bottom of the seventh.
Cloud County then scored four runs in the top of the first extra inning.
JD Peterson singled with the bases loaded to drive in one run.
Cain knocked in a run with a single.
White scored on a fly ball by Rall.
An error allowed Peterson to score, and give Cloud County an 11-7 lead.
Brendan Hardaway gave up two singles in the bottom of the eighth, but worked out of the jam to get the win. He pitched an inning and two-thirds and did not allow a run. He gave up three hits.
Steven Federau allowed five runs, three earned, on nine hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked one.
Taylor Keller gave up two runs, one earned, in a third of an inning. He walked one.
White had three hits and scored three runs in the game.
Peterson, Cain and Zagurski had two hits each.
In the second game, Cloud County trailed 2-1 before scoring six runs in the top of the fifth inning to go up 7-2.
Diaz drove in two runs in the inning.
Barton County made it 7-4 with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Cloud County tacked on six runs in the top of the sixth inning, and led 13-4.
Diaz doubled in two runs. O’Neil had a two-run single.
Barton County scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Zach DeMars pitched all seven innings to get the win. He allowed six runs, four earned, on 11 hits, struck out one and walked three.
Diaz drove in five runs for the T-Birds.
Cain had two hits.

SPORTS

Blues advance to semifinals of state tournament

WATHENA – The Concordia Blues advanced to the semifinals of the Class AA State American Legion baseball tournament with a 9-6 win over Larned here last night. The Blues are one of just two unbeaten teams remaining in the double elimination tournament. Fort Scott, also unbeaten... [More]

CNB clips Norton 2-1 in K-18 state title game

LUCAS — Scratching out just enough runs to back a solid pitching performance by Cole Larsen, Concordia Citizens National Bank clipped Norton 2-1 in the championship game of the K-18 Baseball State Tournament Tuesday night. Larsen gave up just one run on four hits, struck... [More]

More Sports

NEWS

Voters to head to polls for Tuesday’s primary

 Cloud County voters will have the opportunity to help elect candidates for U.S. senator, 1st District representative, a governor and numerous other state offices when they go to the polls for the primary election next Tuesday, Aug. 5.  Republicans in Cloud County's... [More]

Courthouse 7-31-14

District Court CIVIL Settled: City of Miltonvale and William R. Jones and Cynthia A. Jones received quiet title to real estate from John A. Rickard, Hepribah, Ga. Filed: Jerod L. Francis petitions the Court to enter an order requesting reinstatement of his driving privileges... [More]

CCCC board approves publishing budget

 The Cloud County Community College board of trustees approved publishing the 2014-2015 budget Tuesday night, leaving the mill levy unchanged.  Amy Lange, vice president for administrative services, recommended the board maintain the operational mill levy at 25.694... [More]

More News

OPINIONS

In the mean time

 “The roots of the American experiment in democracy reach back thousands of years, fed by our failures as well as our successes, our crimes as well as our ideals. When at last we learn humility, our republic will bloom.” These words are from Jacob Needleman,... [More]

In the mean time

 Last week's rerun of GOD'S WINGS started a series of meditations for me. One of the most difficult was my seeking to answer the question, Would I be willing to lay down my life for another? When the chips were down, would I, like the mother bird, remain steadfast or would... [More]

More Opinions

Buy Photos