Four runs in the bottom of the first carried the Kansas Cannons to a 7-4 win Sunday over Impact Sports of Colorado in a loser’s bracket game of the NBC World Series.
The Cannons (31-18) scored four times without a base in the first. Two hit batsmen, three walks, an error and a fielder’s choice gave them a 4-0 advantage they never relinquished.
Impact Sports scored single runs in the second, fifth and seventh innings; the Cannons countered with single runs in the second, fourth and seventh. With two outs in the ninth, Impact scored its final tally and had the tying run at the plate. Ben French induced a slow roller to first baseman Scott Sammons to end the game.
Ty Kildow went 3 for 3 and scored twice, while Levi Meyer had a pair of RBIs.
Derek Martinez went seven innings to get the win, as Ethan Ward and French each tossed an inning.
It was the 16th win in 19 games for the Cannons. They next play Tuesday, Aug. 7, against the Seattle Studs at an as-yet undetermined time.
Read the complete story in the Aug. 9 edition of the Andover American.