The Dodge City Athletics were swept in their first Jayhawk League series with the Wichita-area clubs after getting beat 5-0 and 7-5 in a doubleheader Sunday afternoon by the Wellington Heat.
Dodge City outhit Wellington 7-6 in the first game but couldn't get any runs across with Heat pitcher Derek Fischer on the mound. Fischer walked one and struck out six in his complete game shutout.
The Heat scored two in the bottom of the first in the opener on a home run by Kyle Kilgore off Athletics' starting and losing pitcher Jevin Huval. Wellington made the score 3-0 in the third on a RBI single by Aaron Siple.
Wellington scored two more runs in the bottom of the fourth on a RBI single by Jack Spohn and a fielders' choice hit by Cole Loncar. Both runs were charged to Michael Hadden.
Dodge City (2-4, 0-4 Jayhawk) had the bases loaded with one out, but didn't score in the fifth and sixth innings.
Huval gave up three earned runs, four hits and two walks in three innings of work to record the setback on the mound.
Wellington (7-1, 4-1) scored two runs in the first and second innings off Garrett Brummett to take the 4-0 lead in the nightcap. Kyle Kilgore hit a two-run single in the opening frame and RBI singles by Aaron Siple and Kirk Rocha accounted for the runs in the second.
The Athletics got on the board in the top of the third on a RBI single by Andrew Bynum. Dodge City tied the game in the fifth with three runs in the frame: a RBI double by Ben Gann; David LaFleur scored on a passed ball by Heat starting pitcher Scott Hoffman; and a RBI sacrifice fly by Bynum.
The Heat regained the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning with three runs off two Dodge City relievers: a two-run single by Joe Keller and a RBI single by Siple. Hasten Freeman was charged with the first two runs and was the losing pitcher, with Cameron Reynolds giving up the final run of the frame.
Dodge City got a run in the top of the seventh on a home run by Dillon Engelhart to close out the scoring in the second game.
The Athletics return home for another Jayhawk League game against the Liberal BeeJays. The game is schedule to start at 7 p.m.