Homicide reported in 1300 block of Ray

Kansas City, Kansas, police detectives are investigating a homicide about 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, in the 1300 block of Ray Avenue.

When officers arrived at the address, after having been dispatched there, they discovered an adult male outside a residence, who was a victim of apparent gunfire, a police spokesman stated.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries, according to the spokesman.

The location of the homicide was near 13th and South Valley, near I-70 in Kansas City, Kansas.

The incident remains under investigation by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Major Case Unit, the spokesman stated.

Anyone with information on this case was urged to call the Crime Stoppers TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS, according to police. All tips will remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward, the spokesman stated.

Twelve Wyandotte County students receive degrees from Emporia State

Twelve Wyandotte County students were among those receiving degrees in May 2022 from Emporia State University.

The graduates include:

• Claire Gurley of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Language with a concentration in Spanish and a minor in Music.
• Anne Holt of Bonner Springs, Kansas, with a Master of Science in School Counseling.
• Waleed Alharthi of Kansas City, Kansas, with a Master of Arts in Biology.
• Kathryn Bowman of Kansas City, Kansas, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Modern Language and English with a concentration in Spanish.
• Morgan Crusoe of Kansas City, Kansas, with a Master of Science in School Counseling.
• Alexious Felkins of Kansas City, Kansas, Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education with a concentration in Spanish and a minor in Modern Language.
• Samantha Macauley of Kansas City, Kansas, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Art.
• Corey Mann of Kansas City, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Music in Music with a concentration in Music Performance.
• Annelise Meek of Kansas City, Kansas, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
• Lauren Ocker of Kansas City, Kansas, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing.
• Davion Scott of Kansas City, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Science in Business in Marketing with a minor in Information Systems.
• Madison Yoder of Kansas City, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education.

Monarchs’ Hall shuts out Saltdogs

Matt Hall of the Kansas City Monarchs delivered a pitch against the Lincoln Saltdogs in the Monarchs 7-0 win on Sunday, Aug. 14, at Legends Field in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by John Ellis, Kansas City Monarchs)
Jacob Robson of the Kansas City Monarchs hit a grand slam home run against the Lincoln Saltdogs in the Monarchs 7-0 win on Sunday, Aug. 14, at Legends Field in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by John Ellis, Kansas City Monarchs)

by Gabriel Lopez, Monarchs

Kansas City’s starting pitcher Matt Hall was lights out from the mound on Sunday.

He threw seven scoreless innings while conceding just two hits and striking out 10. His performance helped the Kansas City Monarchs (49-31) shut out the Lincoln Saltdogs (37-44) 7-0 Sunday afternoon at Legends Field.

The Monarchs scored right away. Darnell Sweeney led off the first with a single up the middle. He advanced to second base as the Saltdogs’ starting pitcher, John Bezdicek, delivered a pitch in the dirt. David Thompson drove in Sweeney to give Kansas City an early 1-0 lead.

The Monarchs extended their lead in the fourth inning. Jacob Robson notched a leadoff single. Thompson followed up the at-bat with a single of his own. Casey Gillaspie worked a walk to bring Gio Brusa to the plate who notched an RBI-single to left field. After four innings, Kansas City led 2-0.

The Monarchs continued to threaten the Saltdogs in the fifth inning. Pete Kozma led off the inning with a double to left field. Robson and Thompson worked back-to-back walks to load the bases. Gillaspie earned his second walk of the day to score Kozma and make it a 3-0 ballgame.

Kansas City’s offense kept rolling in the sixth inning. With the bases loaded, Robson delivered a grand slam over the home run patio in left field. The long ball pushed the Monarchs lead to seven runs entering the top of the seventh.

Matt Hall started on the mound for the Monarchs. He was phenomenal, throwing seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts. Hall allowed just two hits and kept the Saltdogs off balance the entire game.

Jameson McGrane toed the rubber for Kansas City in the top of the ninth. After walking Ryan Long, McGrane retired three straight to end the game. The Monarchs shut out the Saltdogs 7-0 to win two of the three games in the series.

The Monarchs hit the road to face the Winnipeg Goldeyes at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, for a three-game series. The game can be heard on the Monarchs Broadcast Network with the pre-game beginning at 6 p.m. and the video stream airing on aa baseball.tv.

Tickets to Monarchs games can be purchased by calling 913-328-5618 or by visiting monarchsbaseball.com.