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For one glorious night, it was Bodi Wallar's world. We're just all living in it.

Great Bend Bat Cat Wallar drilled a pair of 3-run homers and drove home seven runs in a bounce-back 17-1 Sunflower Collegiate baseball victory over the Kingman Islanders. Wallar ripped a 3-run first-inning homer and 3-run fourth-inning homer.

"It was pretty awesome," said Wallar. "I was looking for one pitch and got it a few times. It all fell together tonight."

The Hutchinson Community College hitter was Papillion, Neb. rallied to break a 3-game losing streak for the Bat Cats (20-6, 16-5). The 4-game series resumes Friday at Kingman. The Bat Cats roared to a 13-0 lead before Kingman scored a sixth-inning run on a Fabian Perez RBI single.

"We had good swings and didn't leave guys on base," he said. "We got it done tonight from top-to-bottom."

Reserve Brady Kreutzer drilled a 3-run sixth-inning homer for a 17-1 lead Leadoff man Alex Rodgers stayed on fire with three hits, three runs scored and an RBI. Dre Amaral contributed a pair of doubles and three RBIs. JoJo Nieves drove in a pair of runs.

Bat Cat starter David Stuart (3-0) struck out four batters in 52/3 innings. Reliever Cade McWilliams benefited from a  seventh-inning 4-6-3 double play by second baseman Hunter Gotreaux and shortstop Dre Amaral. 

Kingman 000 001 0 — 1 7 3

GB Bat Cats 411 704 x — 17 13 1

Sterling, Waliczek (4), Atherton (6) and Foufoulas. Stuart, McWilliams (6) and Schumacher. W—Stuart, 3-0. L—Sterling, 1-2. 2B—GB—Amaral 2, Rodgers. HR—GB—Wallar (4, 5); Kreutzer.


Cheney 19-3

Great Bend 16-5

Hutchinson 16-5

Newton 11-6 

Derby 12-8

Haysville 10-8

Kingman 6-13

Wichita Lobos 6-14

Mulvane 1-16

316 Elite 0-18

7-3—Great Bend at Kingman; Hutchinson at Haysville; Mulvane at Derby

7-2—Kingman at Great Bend, 6; Derby at Mulvane; Haysville at Hutchinson; Elite at Newton (2)

7-1—Great Bend at Kingman; Haysville at Hutchinson; Derby at Mulvane; Elite at Newton (2)

6-30—Great Bend 17, Kingman 1;  Hutchinson 5, Haysville 4, 12 innings; Cheney 12-10, Lobos 9-0; Newton 9, Wellington 3 

6-29—Hutchinson 7, Great Bend 3; Cheney 1, Mulvane 0; Derby 15-0 14-2 Elite; Haysville 6-5, 3-2 Elite