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Liberal routs Bat Cats, 14-3
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Barton Cougar assistant baseball coach Alex King enjoyed a happy homecoming at Al Burns Memorial Field Wednesday. King directed the Fort Collins Foxes to an 8-7 non-league baseball victory over the Bat Cats.

LIBERAL – Liberal's Nate White and Cody Bigford each drove home three runs as the Bee Jays routed the Great Bend Bat Cats 14-3 in Wednesday's non-league baseball game.

NBC World Series-bound Liberal (28-6) and the Bat Cats (18-20) meet again at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Bee Jays have won four of six games against the Bat Cats.

The Bat Cats scored a pair of first-inning runs. Jake Baker singled home Alex Rodgers after an opening single. Collin Meinert scored on Brady Michel's sacrifice fly. Chandler Bloomer scored on Chance Ragsdale's sixth-inning sacrifice fly.

The Bee Jays scored four first-inning runs and seven times in the second inning. White delivered a two-run double and Aidan Shepardson delivered a sacrifice fly. Bigford drilled a two-run triple and Shepardson, A.J. Folds, White, Caeden Trenkle and Bryce Donovan drove home runs for an 11-2 lead.

Trenkle delivered an RBI single and Bigford scored on a third-inning passed ball for a 13-2 lead. Bigford singled home Folds for a 14-3 run-rule victory. 


Bat Cats 200 001 0 – 3 4 4

Liberal 047 201 x – 14 15 0

Richter, Grant Thompson (3) and Bloomer. Johnson, Bonnett (6), Strambler (7) and Donovan. W–Johnson. L–Richter. 2B–L–White, Shepardson. 

3B–L–Folds, Bigford.


Cheney Diamond Dawgs 24-6 30-6

Hutchinson Monarchs 24-6 26-6 

Rose Hill Sluggers 22-8 25-9

Great Bend Bat Cats 16-16 18-20

Derby Twins 14-16 14-18

Newton Rebels 12-19 15-20

Mulvane Patriots 10-20 12-20

Sunflower Seeds 9-21 9-21

Haysville Aviators 6-25 8-28

7-30–Bat Cats at Liberal; Rose Hill at Cheney; Derby at Mulvane; Haysville at Newton; Seeds at Hutchinson DH

7-29–Liberal 14, Bat Cats 3; Rose Hill 10, Cheney 5; Derby 2, Mulvane 1; Haysville at Newton; Hutchinson 11, Seeds 4

7-28–Bat Cats 5, Liberal 2; Liberal 11, Bat Cats 5; Cheney 9, Rose Hill 2; Derby 11, Mulvane 1; Newton 3, Haysville 2; Seeds 5 Hutchinson 4

7-27–Newton 3, Haysville 2; Newton 8, Haysville 2