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Monarchs put up 21 runs, rout Rebels


By Brad Hallier

A day after needing 12 innings to beat Newton, the Hutchinson Monarchs needed just seven to sweep the two-game series.

Cooper Wesslund had five hits, including four doubles, and the Monarchs’ bats went wild in a 21-4 win at Newton. The game ended after seven innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Colin Cymbalista and Nicky Sackett belted home runs, and Camden Johnson added four hits and two doubles.

The Monarchs led 1-0 after two innings before going wild in the third inning, scoring 10 runs. They added four in the fourth inning and six in the sixth inning.

Cole Toureau, the winning pitcher in last year’s NBC World Series championship game, earned the win for the Monarchs, going 4 1/3 innings. He gave up two runs on three hits while striking out 10. Camden Cornelius threw the final 2 2/3 innings, giving up two unearned runs.

The Monarchs improved to 6-3 and return home Friday for the first of a two-game series with the Diamond Kings. Saturday’s game is the Monarchs’ annual Cancer Awareness Night.