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Bat Cat pitchers earn victory over Newton
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DERBY Great Bend Bat Cat Chris Swanberg drove home four runs to spark a 8-5 victory Wednesday over the Derby Twins, the Bat Cats first Jayhawk League baseball win.

BY JIM MISUNAS

jmisunas@gbtribune.com


Great Bend’s pitching staff worked together for a hard-earned 5-3 victory over the Newton Rebels in Sunday’s Sunflower Collegiate League baseball game. The Bat Cats (14-9, 16-10) journey to Mulvane Monday.

Bat Cat starter Easton Smith threw four innings and was followed by Jarret Seaton, Zach Poe and Will Mossa. The Bat Cats benefited from shoddy defense as they scored four unearned runs. The Bat Cats limited Newton to just one baserunner in eight of nine innings.

Bat Cat Daunte Freeman singled and scored on a second-inning error. Dawson Pomeroy reached on an error and scored on a double play.

Newton’s Tai Atkins drove home Peyton Cormane on a third-inning sacrifice fly. Luke Royle scored on an error for a 2-2 tie.

Nolan Riley drove in Luke Repka on a third-inning groundout. Pomeroy singled home Ryan Monson. Hunter Romero singled home Daunte Freeman for a 5-2 lead after a two-out error extended the inning off hard-luck starter Steven Dennis.

Newton’s Enzo Bonventre homered in the ninth inning off Mossa. 

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Dennis, Gillig (8) and Stone. Easton Smith, Seaton (5), Poe (6), Mossa (9) and Bloomer. W—Smith. L—Dennis. HR—N—Bonventre. 

SUNFLOWER WEST

Cheney Diamond Dawgs 21-3

Great Bend Bat Cats 14-9

Hutchinson Monarchs 13-10

Wichita Sluggers 9-13

Andale Warhawks 3-22

SUNFLOWER EAST

Haysville Aviators 16-8

El Dorado Broncos 15-10

Derby Twins 13-10

Newton Rebels 11-13

Mulvane Patriots 11-14

SUNFLOWER INDEPENDENT

Salina Shock 3-17

THURSDAY

El Dorado 9, Great Bend 3

Haysville 8, Derby 1

FRIDAY

Newton 16, Salina 4

Mulvane 11, Andale 5

Derby 12, Hutchinson 2

SATURDAY

El Dorado 5, Hutchinson 3

Cheney 9, Newton 1

Andale 7, Salina 6

SUNDAY

Great Bend Bat Cats 5, Newton 3

Derby 5, Andale 0

Haysville 13, Hutchinson 4

El Dorado 2, Salina 1

Wichita 4, Mulvane 2

MONDAY

Great Bend at Mulvane

Derby at Newton

Cheney at Andale

Newton at Derby

TUESDAY

Great Bend vs. Haysville, 5:30, Wichita State

Andale at Newton

Derby vs. Cheney, 8, Wichita State

El Dorado at Wichita

Mulvane at Salina, DH