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Bat Cats rally past Monarchs
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Great Bend Bat Cats (19) Carson Bell pitches against the Hutchinson Monarchs. - photo by Hugo Gonzalez


The Bat Cats magic is officially back. $1 beer night was a success again at Al Burns Field.

Great Bend's Brady Michel scored on a seventh-inning wild pitch for the game-winning run in a 4-3 victory over the Hutchinson Monarchs Thursday. Michel singled home Hunter Romero and advanced to third base on a groundball and an error off pitcher Zach Philbern.

The Bat Cats (7-5) travel to Hutchinson (8-5) Friday for a rematch at Hobart-Detter Field. Relief pitcher Easton Young struck out six batters in three innings to earn the victory.

Hutchinson led 1-0 when Jackson Loftin scored on a second-inning wild pitch. Scott Wolverton scored on a groundball and Colton Cowser singled home Brayden Whitechurch for a 3-0 lead after 41/2 innings.

Michel singled home Chandler Bloomer in the fifth inning. Dawson Pomeroy homered in the sixth inning for a 3-2 score.

Hutchinson 010 020 000 — 3 6 1

GB Bat Cats 000 011 20x — 4 6 1 

Dillard, Philbern (6) and Wolverton. Curry, Young (7) and Bloomer. W—Young, 1-0. L—Philbern. 2B—GB—Romero. HR—GB—Pomeroy.


Cheney Diamond Dawgs 14-2

Great Bend Bat Cats 8-5

Hutchinson Monarchs 8-6

Wichita Sluggers 5-9

Andale Warhawks 1-14


Haysville Aviators 10-4

El Dorado Broncos 7-5

Derby Twins 8-7

Mulvane Patriots 8-8

Newton Rebels 6-8


Salina Shock 3-9


Great Bend Bat Cats 4, Hutchinson Monarchs 3

Derby Twins 5, El Dorado Broncos 4

Newton Rebels 13, Mulvane Patriots 6

Haysville Aviators 7, Salina Shock 5

Wichita Sluggers 7, Andale Warhawks 6


Great Bend Bat Cats 6, Hutchinson Monarchs 2

Cheney Diamond Dawgs 11, Salina Shock 0 

Mulvane Patriots 14, Newton Rebels 5 

Wichita Sluggers 15, Andale Warhawks 1


Cheney Diamond Dawgs 11, Salina Shock 0

Cheney Diamond Dawgs 21, Salina Shock 10


Haysville Aviators 4, Mulvane Patriots 0

Haysville Aviators 4, Mulvane Patriots 0

Cheney Diamond Dawgs 15, Andale Warhawks 1


Great Bend Bat Cats vs. Newton Rebels, 5:30 (Wichita State)

El Dorado Broncos at Cheney Diamond Dawgs

Haysville Aviators at Hutchinson Monarchs

Mulvane Patriots at Wichita Sluggers, 8 (Wichita State)