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Great Bend Bat Cats pitch shutout
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DERBY Great Bend Bat Cat Chris Swanberg drove home four runs to spark a 8-5 victory Wednesday over the Derby Twins, the Bat Cats first Jayhawk League baseball win.

 MULVANE – Great Bend Bat Cat pitchers Tanner Howe and Easton Young were spectacular in a 1-0 two-hit shutout over the Mulvane Patriots in Wednesday’s Sunflower Collegiate League baseball game.

Overland Park’s Howe struck out five batters and Young of Omaha, Neb. retired six consecutive batters to earn the save.

Monson drove home Daunte Freeman with a fourth-inning sacrifice fly. Freeman singled, stole second base and advanced to third base on a throwing error by catcher Colby Standard.

The Bat Cats (7-3, 5-2 Sunflower) moved into second place and dropped Mulvane (5-7, 4-5 Sunflower) in two consecutive games. The Bat Cats play at the Wichita Sluggers Thursday.

GB Bat Bats 000 100 000 –  1 4 1

Mulvane Patriots 000 000 000 – 0 2 1

Howe, Young (8) and Bloomer. Boaz, White (7), Kress (8), Rodd (9) and Standard. W–Howe. L–Boaz. Sv—Young. 

SUNFLOWER WEST

Cheney Diamond Dawgs 8-0

Great Bend Bat Cats 5-2

Hutchinson Monarchs 5-3

Andale Warhawks 1-6

Wichita Sluggers 1-7

SUNFLOWER EAST

Derby Twins 5-3

El Dorado Broncos 5-3

Haysville Aviators 5-4

Mulvane Patriots 4-5

Newton Rebels 3-6

SUNFLOWER INDEPENDENT

Salina Shock 2-4

TUESDAY

Great Bend Bat Cats 8, Mulvane Patriots 4

Cheney Diamond Dawgs 6, Newton Rebels 5

Derby Twins 8, Wichita Sluggers 7

Haysville Aviator 11, Salina Shock 0

Hutchinson Monarchs 8, El Dorado Broncos 5 

WEDNESDAY

Great Bend Bat Cats 1, Mulvane Patriots 0

Andale Warhawks 4, Haysville Aviators 3

Cheney Diamond Dawgs 4, Newton Rebels 3

Derby Twins 14, Wichita Sluggers 8

El Dorado Broncos 6, Hutchinson Monarchs 4

THURSDAY

Great Bend Bat Cats at Wichita Sluggers, 2 p.m.

Andale Warhawks at Salina Shock

Derby Twins at Haysville Aviators

El Dorado Broncos at Newton Rebels

Hutchinson Monarchs at Cheney Diamond Dawgs

FRIDAY

Cheney Diamond Dawgs at Hutchinson Monarchs

Derby Twins at Havsville Avistors

Newton Rebels at El Dorado Broncos

Salina Shock at Mulvane Patriots