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Sluggers roll past Bat Cats
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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.

WICHITA – Great Bend Bat Cat Brady Michel enjoyed a career night with five hits in a losing effort under the bright lights at Eck Stadium. Michel scored two runs and drove home two runs to spark a 12-hit attack.

The Rose Hill Sluggers roughed up five Great Bend Bat Cat pitchers for 14 runs and 13 hits in a 14-8 Sunflower Collegiate League at Wichita State. The Bat Cats trailed 7-6 after six innings, but the Sluggers outscored Great Bend 7-2 in the final three frames.

The Bat Cats (4-6, 3-4 Sunflower League) plays at the Mulvane Patriots Wednesday and at Cheney Thursday.

Nine Sluggers contributed a run, hit or RBI. Hutchinson Blue Dragon Will Reetz drove home three runs with three hits. Hunter Gibson and Mason Hartman each drove home two runs.

Bat Cat Jake Baker singled home Michel in the second inning. Alex Rodgers scored on Collin Meinert's second-inning groundout. Seth Kenagy scored on an error to ignite a three-run fifth inning. Meinert scored on Chandler Bloomer's sacrifice fly. Michel's single scored Trent Touchet.

Kenagy scored on Meinert's single for a 7-6 score after six innings. But the Bat Cats' bullpen blew up in the late innings.

Michel's seventh-inning single scored Bloomer. Michel scored on Baker's ninth-inning single for a 14-8 final.


Rose Hill 111 031 403 – 14 13 2

GB Bat Cats 011 031 101 – 8 12 2

Dietel, Peterson (5), Lumpkin (7) and Baxley. Richter, Shadrick (5), Zerr (7), Marty Carnahan (7), Smith (9) and Bloomer. W–Dietel. L–Richter. 2B–BC–Michel; RH–Gibson, Baxley, Kocis. 3B–RH–Reetz.


Cheney Diamond Dawgs 6-0 8-0

Hutchinson Monarchs 3-0 3-0 

Rose Hill Sluggers 4-2 4-2

Mulvane Patriots 4-3 4-3

Great Bend Bat Cats 3-4 4-6

Newton Rebels 2-4 3-4

Haysville Aviators 1-3 3-5

Derby Twins 1-5 1-5

Sunflower Seeds 1-6 1-6

6-15–Derby 9, Rose Hill 7; Hutchinson 7, Newton 2 ; Bat Cats 10, Mulvane 5; Cheney 4, Seeds 2; Haysville 15, Sluggers Elliott 1

6-16–Bat Cats 9, Mulvane 5; Rose Hill 13, Derby 6; Hutchinson 13, Newton 6; Cheney 6, Seeds 4; Haysville 5, Wichita Academies 2

6-17–Liberal 12, Haysville 3; Hutchinson at Newton; Mulvane at Bat Cats; Rose Hill at Derby; Seeds at Cheney

6-18–Liberal 13, Haysville 1; Rose Hill 6, Derby 4; Cheney 14, Seeds 4

6-19–Liberal 9, Haysville 1

6-20–Newton 9, Seeds 4; Cheney 9, Derby 5

6-21–Rose Hill 2, Bat Cats 0; Mulvane 11, Haysville 1; Cheney 13, Derby 4; Seeds 10, Newton 4

6-22–Bat Cats 5, Rose Hill 2; Newton 4, Seeds 0; Haysville 5, Mulvane 4; Vipers at Hutchinson; Derby at Cheney 

6-23–Rose Hill 14, Bat Cats 8; Newton at Seeds; Mulvane at Haysville; Grays at Hutchinson; Derby vs.  Cheney at Wichita