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Bat Cats live up to nickname, 23-8
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Barton Cougar assistant baseball coach Alex King enjoyed a happy homecoming at Al Burns Memorial Field Wednesday. King directed the Fort Collins Foxes to an 8-7 non-league baseball victory over the Bat Cats.

CHENEY – The Great Bend Bat Cats lived up to their baseball nickname.

It was truly a team effort.

The Bat Cats buried the Sunflower Seeds 23-8 in Thursday’s Sunflower Collegiate League baseball game. The Bat Cats (6-6, 5-4 Sunflower) return home Friday and Sunday to play the Sunflower Seeds.

Thirteen Bat Cats contributed a hit, run or run batted in. Supersub Ben Brown drilled a three-run homer and drove home four runs. Seth Kenagy, Tyler Henry and Trent Touchet each drove home three runs. Great Bend native Brady Michel, Mitch Carnahan and Jake Baker each drove home two runs. Baker ripped a seventh-inning homer.

Henry delivered a pair of doubles and Collin Meinert and Baker each doubled. Kenagy drilled a two-run triple. Meinert and Henry each delivered three hits.

The Bat Cats scored seven runs in the sixth inning and rallied for five runs in the seventh inning against the pitching poor Seeds.

Bat Cats 205 047 5 – 23 20 0

Seeds 012 101 3 – 8 14 4

Henricks, Shadrick (4), Smith (6) and Bloomer. Sichley, Frye (3), Hungria (5), Dixon (6), Woodburn (6), Booe (7), Epp (7) and Farmer. W—Shadrick. L–Sichley. 2B—BC—Henry 2, Meinert, Baker; Seeds—Blesi 2, Maxson 2, Farmer, Elliot. 3B—BC—Kenagy. HR—BC—Baker, Brown.


Cheney Diamond Dawgs 9-0 11-0

Hutchinson Monarchs 4-0 6-0 

Rose Hill Sluggers 6-2 6-2

Great Bend Bat Cats 5-4 6-6

Mulvane Patriots 4-4 4-4

Newton Rebels 3-5 4-5

Haysville Aviators 1-4 3-7

Derby Twins 2-7 2-7

Sunflower Seeds 1-8 1-8

6-24–Bat Cats 4, Mulvane 3; Cheney 10, Seeds 6; Rose Hill 8, Derby 6 

6-25–Bat Cats 23, Cheney Seeds 8, 8th; Cheney 9, Mulvane 0; Derby 11, Newton 1; Hutchinson 12, Haysville 3; Aeros at Sluggers

6-26–Seeds at Bat Cats; Mulvane at Cheney; Derby at Newton; Haysville at Hutchinson; Flax at Sluggers

6-27–Bat Cats at Seeds; Cheney at Mulvane; Newton at Derby; Hutchinson at Haysville

6-28–Seeds at Bat Cats; Mulvane at Cheney; Derby at Newton; Hutchinson at Haysville; Vipers at Sluggers