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Bat Cats roar past Newton Rebels, 12-1
Alex Rodgers


NEWTON – The first-place Great Bend Bat Cats roared to a 5-0 lead and sprinted past the Newton Rebels 12-1 in Friday’s Sunflower Collegiate League baseball game.

Bat Cat Zane Spinn’s double scored Alex Rodgers and Dylan Blomquist to ignite a five-run first inning. Micah Grover’s single scored Andrew Enwiya and Spinn. Grover scored on Tyler Henry’s sacrifice fly for a 5-0 lead.

The Bat Cats (8-1) added seven more runs without an RBI. The Rebels walked eight Bat Cats and hit four batters with pitches. Nico Baumbach, Jett Forrest and Henry scored fifth-inning runs.

Spinn scored a sixth-inning run. Noah Best, Rodgers and Kyle Gates scored seventh-inning runs for a run-rule victory.

Bat Cats starter Jake Kuntzendorf (2-0) pitched six innings and struck out five batters. Newton’s Trey Wingert doubled home Barton Cougar graduate Nolan Riley for the Rebels’ run.

Bat Cats 500 031 3 – 12 7 1

Rebels 001 000 0 – 1 5 2

Kuntzendorf, Hendricks (7) and Forrest. Armeni, Rabe (5), Vergini (6), Maley (6), Wallingford (6) and Allen. W—Kuntzendorf. 2-0. L—Armeni. 2B—BC—Spinn 2; NR—Wingert. 3B—BC—Rodgers.


6-2–Bat Cats 17, Seeds 2 (W Gyeongju Kim 1-0), Bat Cats 5, Seeds 5-0 (W Ethan Thomas 1-0)

6-4–Bat Cats 8, Seeds 5 (W Thomas 2-0), Bats Cats 6, Seeds 1 (W Jake Kuntzendorf 1-0)

6-5–Bat Cats 8, Seeds 5 (W Chris Lenocker 1-0)

6-7–Rebels 8, Bat Cats 6 (L Kim 1-1)

6-8–Bat Cats 7, Rebels 3 (W Zach Thornton 1-0)

6-9–Bat Cats 9, Rebels 7 (W Matt Nedved 1-0)

6-11–Bat Cats 12, Rebels 1 (W Kuntzendorf 2-0)

6-12–Rebels at Bat Cats, 6

6-17–Bat Cats at Liberal Bee Jays, 7

6-19–Bat Cats at Monarchs, 7 

6-20–Bat Cats at Dodge City A's, 7:30

6-21–Bat Cats vs. Monarchs at Eck Stadium, 5

6-22–Monarchs at Bat Cats, 7

6-23–Bat Cats at Monarchs, 7

6-25–Monarchs at Bat Cats, 7

6-26–Sluggers at Bat Cats, 6

6-27–Sluggers at Bat Cats, 3

6-28–Bat Cats vs. Sluggers at Eck Stsadium, 7:30

6-29–Bat Cats at Sluggers, 6:30

6-30–Bat Cats at Sluggers, 6:30

7-2–Diamond Dawgs at Bat Cats, 7

7-3–Diamond Dawgs at Bat Cats, 6 

7-6–Bat Cats at Diamond Dawgs (DH), 5

7-7–Bat Cats at Diamond Dawgs, 7

7-10–Bat Cats at Twins, 7

7-11–Twins at Bat Cats, 3

7-12–Twins at Bat Cats, 5

7-13–Twins at Bat Cats, 7

7-15–Bat Cats at Twins, 7

7-16–Warhawks at Bat Cats, 7

7-17–Bat Cats at Warhawks, 6

7-19–Warhawks at Bat Cats, 7

7-20–Bat Cats at Warhawks, 6

7-21–Warhawks at Bat Cats, 7

7-22–Dodge City A's at Bat Cats, 7

7-23–Aviators at Bat Cats, 7

7-24–Aviators at Bat Cats, 6

7-25–Aviators at Bat Cats. 3

7-26–Bat Cats at Aviators. 7

7-27–Bat Cats at Aviators, 7