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Salina Falcons Push Record to 6-0 After Sweep of McPherson

Pat StrathmanJune 6, 2018

Over the weekend, the Salina Falcons opened the 2018 campaign with four stellar pitching performances. At McPherson, the offense stole the show. Zach Farmer homered for one of his five hits, Salina pounded out 22 hits in total and the Falcons handled McPherson 14-1 and 10-3. Salina increased its record to 6-0. In the opener, the Falcons wasted no time getting on the board, putting up 12 r...

KC Goes Back to College on Day 2 of Draft

Royals.comJune 6, 2018

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals' first five selections in the 2018 Draft had one thing in common: They were all college pitchers. Right-handers Brady Singer (No. 18), Jackson Kowar (No. 33) and Jonathan Bowlan (No. 58) and lefties Daniel Lynch (No. 34) and Kris Bubic (No. 40) were the Day 1 additions to a farm system in need of college arms, according to general manager Dayton Moore. Day 2 of the ...

Royals Shut Out by Angels’ Heaney

Royals.comJune 6, 2018

ANAHEIM -- Some days you just tip your cap. Tuesday was one of those days as the Royals fell victim to what was the best start of left-hander Andrew Heaney's career. Heaney, on his 27th birthday, pitched a one-hit shutout in a 1-0 Angels victory at Angel Stadium. That lone hit came by Hunter Dozier, a solid single to left with one out in the fifth inning. "He was really good," Royals mana...

Salina Shock Ready for Second Year

Pat StrathmanJune 5, 2018

With the temperatures heating up, so is the baseball. The Salina Shock are ready for their second season in the Sunflower Collegiate League. The summer college baseball squad consists of 10 Kansas natives to go with players from five other states. Two Salina products highlight this year's bunch. Southeast of Saline product Bryce Banks and Salina Central Mustang Gleason Williams come back to ...

Bethany Names Brandi Fairbank as Head Volleyball Coach

Bethany Athletics ReleaseJune 5, 2018

LINDSBORG, Kan. – The Bethany College athletic department announces the hiring of Brandi Fairbank as the new head of the Swedes volleyball program. "Coach Fairbank has the competitive background, professional drive, and driven personality that will inspire our volleyball program to continue to work towards excellence in the years to come," Bethany College President, Will Jones said.  "At Bet...

Royals Take College Pitchers with First 5 Picks

Royals.comJune 5, 2018

ANAHEIM -- The Royals say they didn't necessarily plan to draft five college pitchers on Day 1 of the 2018 MLB Draft. But it happened to work out that way on Monday, which could, however, sync those pitchers up with the Royals' next wave of talented Minor Leaguers -- position players such as Khalil Lee, Nick Pratto and MJ Melendez -- who are developing in Class A ball. "We wanted to make a c...

Bohm Selected Third Overall by Phillies

WSU Athletics ReleaseJune 5, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita State baseball student-athlete Alec Bohm became the 15th Shocker drafted in the first round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Bohm, a junior third baseman from Omaha, Neb., was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies and was the third pick of the 2018 draft. He is the second-highest position player drafted in school history. Joe Carter was the secon...

Royals on Wrong End of Nail-biter with Angels

Royals.comJune 5, 2018

ANAHEIM -- The Angels didn't exactly hit Royals reliever Tim Hill hard. But then again, they didn't have to after Hill walked the first two batters he faced in the eighth inning on Monday night. And one out later, Mike Trout sent a soft grounder back through the middle that eluded Hill and trickled into center field, producing the go-ahead run that sent the Angels to a 9-6 victory at Angel Stad...

K-State’s Bishop on 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

K-State Athletics ReleaseJune 4, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The 1998 Davey O’Brien Award winner and runner up for the Heisman Trophy, K-State’s Michael Bishop was one of 76 Football Bowl Subdivision players named to the 2019 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced today. A member of K-State Football’s Ring of Honor, K-State Athletics Hall of Fame and state of Kansa...

Pitching Shines in Opening Weekend for Falcons

Pat StrathmanJune 4, 2018

The Salina legion baseball squad started 2018 with a championship. The Falcons recorded a doubleheader sweep of Great Bend Sunday, securing the Jim Allen Wood Bat Tournament championship in Ottawa. Salina outscored opponents 36-2 with four complete-game performances by pitchers. Ell-Saline's Richard Davis set the tone in a 6-0 victory over the Kansas Senators. Davis scattered five hits in th...

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