Butler County Times Gazette
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  • WICHITA — Baseball around the clock started early at the National Baseball Congress World Series because of the weather.
    The game schedule has been thrown into chaos during the first weekend of play.
    Games on Monday began just before 1 a.m., and have been going ever since.
    In Monday's games, the San Diego Waves downed the Houston Tuzos 4-1, the El Dorado Broncos downed the Tulsa Braves 9-3, the Kansas Alumni downed the Colorado Cardinals 6-3, the Cape Girardeau Capahas downed the Kansas Cannons 1-0, the Ozark Generals downed the Denver Cougars 9-8, the Liberal BeeJays downed the Houston Tuzos 4-2 and the Kansas Cannons downed the Austin Gold Sox 3-2.
    San Diego Waves pitcher Bob Craft went seven innings in the win over the Tuzos, allowing an unearned run on one hit with five walks and six strikeouts. David Johnson pitched the ninth for the save.
    Taylor Fish went two for four hitting for San Diego with an RBI. Kevin Shul drove in a run. Jordan Varga went two for three.
    For the Tuzos, Rodney Tafoya took the loss. Efphran Garcia struck out six batters in five innings. Joshua Zaragosa drove in a run.
    Down 2-0, the El Dorado Broncos scored seven runs in the fourth inning to knock off the Tulsa Braves. Landon Busch pitched five innings for the Broncos, striking out six for the win.
    Clayton Taylor went three for five hitting with two RBIs. Jason McMurray added two RBIs. Patrick Esposito went two for three with an RBI.
    For Tulsa, Jeffrey Gunter took the loss. Taylor Alspaugh went two for four hitting with an RBI. Robbie Hoffman also drove in a run.
    In an elimination game, the Kansas Alumni scored a run in the top of the eighth and two runs in the ninth to break a 3-3 tie against the Colorado Cardinals.
    Adam McCormack went three for five hitting with three RBIs for the Alumni. Deik Scram drove in two runs.
    Andy Womack pitched seven innings for the win, striking out five. Jared Simon struck out three in two innings for the save.
    The Cardinals used seven pitchers. Brandon Bailey took the loss. Luke Stratman drove in two runs.
    Adam Connor hit a two-out, RBI single in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the Cape Girardeau Plaza Tire Capahas the sole run of the game in a win over the Kansas Cannons.
    Tyler Thompson pitched 12 innings for the Capahas, striking out 16. Anthony Spangler finished the game for the win.
    Derek Martinez threw 13 innings for the Cannons, striking out eight. John Branum took the loss.
    Page 2 of 2 - The Ozark Generals scored a pair of runs in the top of the eighth inning to rally past the Denver Cougars in elimination play.
    Spencer Blacksher went three for four hitting, driving in three runs for the Generals. Robert Prieto went three for five with an RBI. Justin Lois went two for four with an RBI. Alex Heideman hit a home run for Ozark, the first of the tournament.
    Jacob Smith posted in the win in relief. Brady Colbert struck out three in two innings for the save.
    Tanner Roth struck out four batters in four innings of relief for Denver, taking the loss.
    Hunter Brown drove in three runs for Denver. Bill Germaine went two for five hitting with a home run and two RBIs. Michael Cerullo also drove in two runs.
    Liberal took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run shot by Jason Dahl. Liberal added runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
    Houston scored in the eighth inning on a two-run triple by Jacob Douglas.
    Dahl finished two for three with three RBIs. Lewis Guilbeau finished two for four with an RBI.
    Gabe Munoz went two for three hitting for Houston.
    Cody Tillotson went seven innings for Liberal, allowing a hit, five walks and five strikeouts in the win. Dillon Endicott pitched the ninth for the save. Alex Fernandez took the loss for Liberal.
    The Kansas Alumni took a 6-1 lead through five innings and scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to run rule the Tulsa Braves.
    Mark McBratney was two for three hitting with three RBIs. Scram drove in two runs. Ryan Hege was two for four with an RBI.
    Reuben Kerbs pitched two innings of relief for the win. Starter Rob Musgrove struck out four in four innings.
    Austin White went two for three hitting for Tulsa. Jon Davis drove in a run. Zach Cantwell took the loss on the mound.
    An unearned run in the bottom of the ninth gave the Kansas Cannons a win over the Austin Gold Sox. Ryan Taylor went the distance for Kansas, allowing two runs on nine hits with a walk and nine strikeouts. Aaron Burns took the loss for Austin, striking out four in eight innings-plus. Burns allowed one earned run on five hits with two walks.
    Brandon Landanger drove in two runs for the Cannons. Kyle Johnson went two for three hitting. Colin Kowal and Kyle Bludau each went two for four for Austin. Dustin Beasley and Nathan Lucas each drove in a run.
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