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Slumping Bat Cats swept by last-place Dirtbags
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WICHITA – "Deep dark depression, excessive misery. If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. Gloom, despair and agony on me."

The slumping Great Bend Bat Cats would agree with the "Hee-Haw" lyrics after losing their fourth consecutive Jayhawk Collegiate baseball game 10-9 to the Wichita Dirtbags Sunday.

"Dirtbags scored nine in the first. Down 10-9, with runners on second and third, two out, ninth, we popped out to end it," said Bat Cats coach Roger Ward.

The Dirtbags (2-8) are riding a 2-game winning streak after sweeping the Bat Cats 7-1 and 10-9.

DIRTBAGS 7, BAT CATS 1 – Kyle Walker singled in Kade Goeke for the Bat Cats run. Walker, Jhett Creel and Ian George each delivered two hits. Jesse Ponce doubled and Carson Lorch singled.

Bat Cats starter Kyler Horsman yielded six earned runs in 42/3 innings.

The Bat Cats play their longest home stretch of the summer Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at Al Burns Memorial Field. 

Dirtbags 000 420 010 – 7 11 2

GB Bat Cats 001 000 000 – 1 8 2

Horsman, Scallon (5), McCarthy (8) and George. L–Horsman 1-1. 2B–GB–Ponce.


Haysville Aviators 9-2 9-3

Kansas Cannons 8-3 10-4

Hutchinson Monarchs 7-3 8-3

Derby Twins 8-5 8-5

GB Bat Cats 6-5 6-5

Kingman Islanders 4-5 5-5

Wichita Dirtbags 3-8 3-8

Diamond Kings 2-6 2-6

Newton Rebels 1-10 1-10

SATURDAY–Dirtbags 7, Bat Cats 1; Derby 14, Kingman 2; Wellington 10, Haysville 8; Cannons 2, Newton 0

SUNDAY–Dirtbags 10, Bat Cats 9

MONDAY–Bat Cats 20, Derby 10; Monarchs 23, Black Sox 5; Dirtbags 16, Newton 4; Cannons 12, Kingman 4; Haysville 10, Diamond Kings 0

TUESDAY–Derby at Bat Cats; Newton at Dirtbags; Cannons at Kingman; Diamond Kings at Haysville

WEDNESDAY–Derby at Haysville; Newton at Kingman; Cannons at Monarchs