The No. 13-ranked Cowley College baseball team used a big inning in each game Thursday in a Jayhawk East doubleheader sweep of Kansas City at City Ball Park.
The Tigers took the opener 7-1 and the nightcap 6-5.
Freshman Andrew Roach (6-2) allowed only three hits and one run in six innings. The right-hander struck out seven and walked just one.
Jared Wilson retired the side in order in the seventh inning to complete the win.
Shortstop Kevin Rolon went 2 for 3 with a run batted in.
Sophomore catcher Dalton Dinkel, who had a two-run triple in the bottom of the first, had one of Cowley’s three run-scoring doubles in the four-run fifth and finished 2 for 4 with three RBI.
Sweep for Lady Vikes
BUHLER — The Winfield High School softball team combined for 18 runs and 22 hits Thursday in an AV-CTL D-III doubleheader sweep at Buhler.
The Lady Vikings took the opener 11-1 in five innings and won the nightcap 7-1 behind a pair of solid outings in the pitching circle.
Senior Abby Cantrell went the distance with a three-hitter in the abbreviated opener. She struck out four and did not walk a batter, and helped herself at the plate by going 2 for 2 with a walk, a home run and a double.
Sophomore Aleigha Gale scattered four hits in going the distance in the circle in Game 2. She walked two and struck out eight.
Klaassen is tops
CONWAY SPRINGS — Arkansas City High School junior Pierce Klaassen captured the No. 1 singles title Thursday at the six-team Conway Springs Duals.
Klaassen dropped just one game all day. He opened pool play with an 8-0 victory against Ethan Kardin of Derby and whipped Caedon Odette of Haysville-Campus 8-0 to complete pool play.
In the championship match, Klaassen rolled to an 8-1 victory against Brennen Sanders of Maize.
Sophomore Frankie Velasquez took home third place at No. 2 singles.
Crowe takes silver
Winfield High School junior Gavin Crowe came within an eyelash of capturing the singles championship Wednesday at the Winfield Invitational boys tennis meet at the T.H. Vaughan Tennis Complex.
Instead, Crowe settled for second place, finishing with a 3-1 record.
Crowe cruised to the semifinals, posting 8-0 shutouts against Rai Angolo of Newton and Wellington’s Will Long.
An 8-5 victory against Devan McAfee of Pittsburg advanced Crowe to the title match, where he dropped an 8-7 (7-3) overtime decision to top-seeded Luke Bass of Independence.
Middle school champs
WICHITA — The Winfield Middle School girls golf team captured the team title Tuesday at the Pioneer League Championships at Sierra Hills Golf Club.
Leading the way for the Lady Vikings was individual medalist Elly Bertholf, who ran away from the pack by firing a 75. She was 15 strokes ahead of runner-up Payten Ginter of Wellington, who carded a 90.
The Arkansas City Middle School girls were team runners-up. The Lady Bullpups shot a team 295, 26 strokes behind Winfield’s 269.
The Lady Bullpups took home two individual top-10 medals. Bella Wood placed third with a 92, while Hannah Lewis fired a 95 to finish fifth.
The Lady Vikings took home the 7-8-9 medals, as Abby Isom and Chaney Littell carded 97s and Dalin Bartel shot a 100.
Winfield earned one individual medal in the boys meet. Jacob George carded a 74 to place 10th.