SIDELINES : Wichita Repeats in Baseball

FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES

Scott Stahoviak, Chad McConnell and Mike Jones drove in three runs each as Wichita successfully defended its National Baseball Congress World Series title Tuesday night, defeating Midlothian, Ill., 11-4.

Wichita is the first team to win back-to-back titles since Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1983 and 1984.

Midlothian was the runner-up for the second time in three years.

Wichita lost to Midlothian, 8-6, Monday to force a final game in the double-elimination tournament.

Wichita pounded out 20 hits, four by Jones, and scored 10 runs in the first four innings.

Kirk Vucsko hit his ninth home run of the tournament for Midlothian. He finished with 25 RBIs and was named the most valuable player of the tournament.

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