DOUGLASS — The Halstead Dragons reached the finals of the Class 3A regional tournament Thursday in Douglass with a 10-5 win over Cheney.
Halstead is 15-7 and takes on top seed Wichita Independent at 10 a.m. today in the finals in Augusta. Both the game time and location of the finals were moved because of the weather.
Halstead opened the scoring with three runs in the top of the third inning. Each team scored a run in the fourth. Cheney added a run in the fifth. Halstead broke the game open with a six-run sixth inning. Cheney scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Halstead was outhit 11-6, but the Dragons had just one error to five for the Cardinals.
Jacob Howell had three hits for Cheney. Corbin Meireis, Kauy and Hunter Adolph had two hits each. Howell drove in two runs for Cheney.
David Schulte had three RBIs for Halstead, followed by Tony Morris with two.
Chase VanSteenburg threw six innings for the Dragons to get the win, striking out 12. Layke Heimerman finished the game, allowing two earned runs on three hits with a strikeout. Dawson Winter went 5 1-3 innings for Cheney striking out 10. Kuhn struck out three in 1 2-3 innings.
Cheney ends the season 16-6.
In the opening game of the day, Wichita Independent topped Sedgwick 11-1 in five innings on the 10-run rule.
Independent enters the finals 20-1.
Independent scored a run in each of the first two innings. Caden Springer and Garnett Tate each drove in a run. Neal Bever drove in a run for Sedgwick in the top of the third.
Independent broke the game open with five runs in the bottom of the fourth. Four runs in the bottom of the fifth ended the game
Luke Boline pitched a complete-game two-hitter for Independent, striking out four. Bever took the loss for Sedgwick. striking out one. Chris White finished the game.
Springer, Boline and Vincenzo Rudy each had two hits for Independent. Springer finished the game with three RBIs.
Sedgwick ends the season 11-9.
Halstead and Independent met in the season opener with Independent winning 10-0 and 7-2.
W.Independent 11, Sedgwick 1
Bever (L), White 5 and Lacey; Boline (W) and Wood.
Halstead 10, Cheney 5
VanSteenburg (W), Heimerman 7 and n/a; Winter (L), Kuhn 6 and n/a.
Halstead (15-7) vs. Wichita Independent (20-1) 10 a.m.