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Great Bend's Michel paces Bat Cats
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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.

BY JIM MISUNAS

jmisunas@gbtribune.com

 

WICHITA – Great Bend’s Brady Michel and red-hot Luke Repka each drove in three runs to spark the Great Bend Bat Cats past the Newton Rebels 9-6 in Monday’s rescheduled Sunflower Collegiate League baseball game.

Barton County graduate Jarrett Seaton (1-1) worked six solid innings with six strikeouts at the Sunflower Showcase at Wichita State’s Eck Stadium. Reliever Easton Young retired four batters to keep his perfect ERA intact at 0.00 with no earned runs in 111/3 innings.

The Bat Cats (9-5) remain in second place in the Sunflower West Division. The Bat Cats play the Derby Twins Wednesday at home.

Newton led 1-0 on Kyle Keever’s bloop RBI single. Seaton worked out of the bases-loaded jam with back-to-back strikeouts.

The Bat Cats scored eight consecutive runs. Hunter Romero doubled home Daunte Freeman and Chandler Bloomer. Michel singled home Romero for a 3-1 lead. Repka’s two-run homer drove home Collin Meinert to ignite a four-run fifth inning. Michel singled home Dawson Pomeroy and Freeman for a 7-1 lead. Repka singled home Brenden Tauber in the sixth inning. Tauber scored on a double play groundball in the eighth-inning.

Newton Corbin Lill and Reed Hodges drove in seventh-inning runs. Keever, Hodges and Cade Gonzales drove in eighth-inning runs.

GB Bat Cats 000 341 010 – 9 12 0

Newton 100 000 230 – 6 11 2

Seaton, Bell (7), Poe (7), Young (8) and Bloomer, Carpenter (7). McClain, Portillo (5), Deitz (9), Gaines (9)  and Hodges. W—Seaton 1-1. L—McClain. 2B—GB—Romero, Freeman. HR—GB—Repka.

SUNFLOWER WEST

Cheney Diamond Dawgs 14-2

Great Bend Bat Cats 9-5

Hutchinson Monarchs 9-6

Wichita Sluggers 5-9

Andale Warhawks 1-14

SUNFLOWER EAST

Haysville Aviators 10-5

El Dorado Broncos 7-6

Derby Twins 8-7

Mulvane Patriots 8-8

Newton Rebels 6-9

SUNFLOWER INDEPENDENT

Salina Shock 3-9

THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

Cheney Diamond Dawgs 11, Salina Shock 0

Cheney Diamond Dawgs 21, Salina Shock 10

SUNDAY

Haysville Aviators 4, Mulvane Patriots 0

Haysville Aviators 4, Mulvane Patriots 0

Cheney Diamond Dawgs 15, Andale Warhawks 100

MONDAY

Great Bend Bat Cats 9, Newton Rebels 6

Hutchinson Monarchs 8, Haysville Aviators 6

Cheney Diamond Dawgs 7,  El Dorado Broncos 4 

Mulvane Patriots at Wichita Sluggers

TUESDAY

Haysville Aviators at Wichita Sluggers

Newton Rebels at Hutchinson Monarchs

Salina Shock at Derby Twins

El Dorado Broncos at Andale Warhawks

Mulvane Patriots at Cheney Diamond Dawgs

WEDNESDAY

Derby Twins at Great Bend Bat Cats

Andale Warhawks at El Dorado Broncos 

Cheney Diamond Dawgs at Mulvane Patriots

Hutchinson Monarchs at Newton Rebels

Wichita Sluggers at Haysville Aviators