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Bat Cats help West win Sunflower All-Star showdown
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Bat Cat teammates Chance Ragsdale (2) and Collin Meinert (8) congratulate Alex Rodgers after a home run Sunday.


WICHITA – With powerhouses Cheney and Hutchinson joining the Great Bend Bat Cats, the West squad slugged past the East All-Stars 13-4 in Monday’s Sunflower Collegiate League.

Great Bend Bat Cat pitchers Gyeongju Kim and Zach Thornton each threw one shutout innings. Jake Kuntzendorf yielded tree unearned runs in the fifth inning.

Bat Cat catcher Jett Forrest singled in two at-bats. Alex Rodgers grounded out twice.

The West exploded for four sixth-inning runs and six more runs in the decisive seventh inning.

In the sixth, Cheney’s Jordan Stubbings singled home Hutchinson’s Garrett Anglim and Hutchinson’s Breck Nowik singled in Andale’s Matt Goertzman. Andale’s Collin Young doubled home Stubbins and Nowik for a 6-3 lead.

In the seventh, Anglim and Stubbings hit RBI groundouts. Nowik and Andale’s Jacob Woods hit back-to-back RBI singles. Collin Young and Hutchinson’s Cooper Harris ripped back-to-back RBI triples for a 12-3 lead. Cheney’s Isaac Williams scored the 13th run on Goertzman’s groundout.

Hutchinson’s Tanner White and Andale’s Gavin Rogers homered for a 2-0 lead after 41/2 innings.

Newton’s Nolan Riley singled home teammate Andrew Brautman in the fifth inning and Derby’s Chuck Ingram tripled home Slugger Connor Flagg and Riley for a 3-2 lead.

Trailing 13-3, Sunflower Seed Roger Viloria drove home teammate Austin Bonnell with a ninth-inning sacrifice fly.

Thornton (2.41, 1-1),  Kuntzendorf (3.05, 3-1), Kim (2.89, 1-2), catcher Forrest (.279) and centerfielder Rodgers (.328) earned their way in the July 5 Sunflower Collegiate League All-Star Game at Wichita State's Eck Stadium.

WEST 001 014 610 – 13 12 2

EAST 000 030 001 – 4 8 0

Kim (GB), Thornton 2 (GB), Cardoza 3 (Cheney), Ramirez 4 (Cheney), Kuntzendorf 5 (GB), Rodd 6 (Cheney), Pogue 7 (Hutchinson), Ashcraft 9 (Cheney) and Forrest (GB), Harris 6 (Hutchinson). Williams (Sluggers), Peterson 2 (Sluggers), Gillig 3 (Newton), Leslie 5 (Sluggers), Wilson 6 (Haysville), Cochran 7 (Derby), Campbell 8 (Haysville), McDougall (Haysville) and Flagg (Sluggers), Van Der Walt 6 (Seeds). 2B—Collin Young (Andale). 3B—Collin Young (Andale), Harris (Hutchinson); Ingram (Derby). HR—White (Hutchinson), Rogers (Andale).


COACHES—Pat Hon, Deron McCue, Roger Ward, Blake Springer 

DIAMOND DAWGS—P Mason Ashcraft (1.00, 2-0), P Dakota Rodd (1.84, 2-0), P Kody Cardoza (2.52, 2-0), P Max Ramirez (3.31, 3-1), SS/2B George Specht (.450), 1B Jordan Stubbings (.444), IB Enzo Bonoventre (.395), CF Trent Mallonee (.375), CF Issac Williams (.333), RF Lenny Ashby (.364)   

MONARCHS—P Ryan Stuempfig (2-0, 1.39), P Caden Pogue (2.89, 2-0), C Cooper Harris (.164), SS Cal Watkins (.400), 1B/3B Breck Nowik (.333), LF Carter Young (.519), CF Garrett Anglim (.358), LF Tanner White (.346)

BAT CATS—P Zach Thornton (2.41, 1-1), P Jake Kuntzendorf (3.05, 3-1), P Gyeongju Kim (2.89, 1-2), C Jett Forrest (.279), CF Alex Rodgers (.328)

WARHAWKS—SS Jakob Woods (.356), IF Gavin Rogers (.316), OF Matt Goetzmann (.340), LF Collin Young (.300)


COACHES—Jake Jones, Tom Campa, Brett Clark, Lance Spongberg, Toby Munz 

SLUGGERS—P Kacey Williams (1.11, 5-0), P Ethan Peterson (2.13, 1-0), P Tanner Leslie (2.25, 2-1), C Connor Flagg (.422), 3B Trey Degarmo (.385), 3B/2B AJ Mendolia (.329), OF Payton Tolle (.357), CF Drew Sturgeon (.274) 

AVIATORS—P Jake Campbell, P Corey Wilson, P Brogan McDougall, SS Blake Borgogno, 2B Brady Benedict, 

TWINS—P Megumi Fukuda (2.05, 3-1), P Spencer Cochran (3.28, 1-3), 3B Nicolas Lopez (.315), RF Chuck Ingram (.354), LF Kirk Woolf (.333), LF Jack Torosian (.299) 

REBELS—P Zach Gillig (0.44, 1-0), IB Cory Mason (.393), SS Andrew Brautman (.350), 3B Nolan Riley (.344)

SEEDS—C Monray Van Der Walt (.333), 3B Austin Bonell (.333), CF Owen Sheldon (.344), RF Roger Viloria (.279)