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Horsman, Stuhlsatz combine for Bat Cats shutout
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Bat Cats pitcher Kyler Horsman. - photo by Lori Farmer

Bat Cats roll past Islanders, 10-0


Great Bend pitchers Kyler Horsman and Tyler Stuhlsatz combined for a 5-hit shutout in a 10-0 Jayhawk Collegiate baseball victory over the Kingman Islanders Thursday. Horsman and Stuhlsatz worked around four Bat Cat errors at Al Burns Memorial Field.

Stuhlsatz preserved a shutout by tagging out Kingman’s Corey Reece at third base after a pop fly seventh-inning single.

Seven baserunners reached base by the time Great Bend Bat Cat Joey Marker broke up Kingman’s no-hitter with a 2-run single.

Kingman pitcher Andrew MacNeil walked six batters and hit three batters in a nightmarish 8-run first inning for the Islanders.

“I sit outside fastball a lot,” said Marker from Indianola, Iowa. “I saw fastball and went oppo.”

Jhett Creel’s bloop single scored Marker for a 7-0 lead. Carson Lorch, Ian George, Garrett Ninness, Jesse Ponce and Cooper Smith contributed RBIs with walks or hit by pitches.

Ponce scored on Smith’s sixth-inning double. Smith’s bases-loaded walk forced home Kyle Walker for the game-ending 10-0 run-rule victory. Ponce reached base five times and Smith four times.

The Bat Cats (4-0) journey to Kingman (3-1) Friday and Hutchinson Sunday before returning home Monday against defending NBC World Series champion Hutchinson.

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MacNeil, Munz (1), Helm (2), Reitmayer (7) and Corey Reece. Horsman, Stuhlsatz (6) and George. W—Horsman, 1-0. L—MacNeil, 0-1. 2B—GB—Smith; K—Clayton.