Bat Cats’ pitchers shut down Haysville


Bat Cats race past Haysville

BY JIM MISUNAS
jmisunas@gbtribune.com

A rain delay was apparently just what the doctor ordered.

The Great Bend Bat Cats snapped a 2-game losing streak with a dominating 8-1 victory over Haysville in Tuesday’s Sunflower Collegiate League baseball game.

Bat Cats starter Brayden Tower (3-0) and relievers George Austin and Brett Allen combined for a 1-hitter.

Bodi Wallar ignited the victory with a 2-run first-inning homer just as heavy rain pelted Al Burns Memorial Field. After a 40-minute delay, the crafty Tower was unhittable with five innings of no-hit baseball.

The Bat Cats (16-3, 12-2 Sunflower) kept adding runs against Haysville (7-7, 4-6 Sunflower). Haysville visits Great Bend again Wednesday.

Waller doubled and scored on Adam Mustow’s third-inning groundball for a 3-0 lead. Brady Kreutzer singled and scored on a JoJo Nieves fourth-inning squeeze bunt.

Great Bend iced the ballgame with a 4-run seventh inning. Home-run leader Simon Larranaga drilled a 2-run homer that scored Kyle Gates. Mustow scored on Raithan Malone’s RBI single and Dawson French scored when the throw eluded the first baseman for an 8-0 lead.

Haysville spoiled a shutout when Brooks Barry scored on a sacrifice fly by Max Valdez. Barry walked, stole second base and moved to third base on an error. Haysville’s Jayden Hill singled for the Patriots’ only credited hit. Ryan Webster also could’ve been credited with a infield seventh-inning single. Bat Cats shortstop Raithen Malone was tagged with a questionable error after he shifted deep toward third base for Webster’s hard-hit groundball.

Haysville 000 000 001 – 1 1 5

GB Bat Cats 201 100 40x – 8 10 1

Rico, Jarboe, Webster (7), Valdez (8) and Buffington, Ronk (8). Tower, Austin (6), Brett Allen (9) and Conner Allen. W—Tower, 3-0. L—Rico. 2B—GB—Wallar. HR—GB—Wallar (2), Larranaga (6).

SUNFLOWER COLLEGIATE

Great Bend 12-2 16-3

Cheney 11-3 12-3

Hutchinson 9-3 9-3

Newton 8-5 10-5

Derby 7-5 10-5

Wichita Lobos 6-8 6-8

Haysville 4-6 7-7

Kingman 3-9 3-9

Mulvane 1-10 1-10

316 Elite 0-10 2-12

6-19—Newton 6, Great Bend 2; Derby 23, Haysville 11

6-20—Newton 7-1, Haysville 6-0, Haysville 4, Great Bend 3

6-21—Great Bend 8, Haysville 1; Cheney 11-17, 316 Elite 0-0

6-22—Haysville at Great Bend; Derby at Hutchinson; Newton at Lobos (2); Kingman at Mulvane

6-23—Great Bend at Haysville; 316 Elite at Cheney (2); Mulvane at Kingman; Derby at Hutchinson

2022 BAT CATS SCHEDULE

BAT CATS (16-3, 12-2)

JUNE

W—McPherson Pipeliners 12-5 (W Albus 1-0)

W—Hays Larks 5-3 (W Lanik 1-0)

L— Hays Larks, 0-8 (L Gonzalez 0-1)

W —316 Elite, 9-5 (W Stuart 1-0)

W — 316 Elite, 3-2 (W Austin 1-0)

W—Dodge City A’s, 5-2 (W Riley 1-0)

W—Dodge City A’s, 18-1 (W Tower 1-0)

W—Mulvane Patriots, 15-2 (W Lanik 2-0)

W—Mulvane Patriots, 7-1 (W Gonzalez 1-1)

W— Mulvane Patriots, 8-0 (W Albus 2-0)

W— Mulvane Patriots, 11-0 (W Stuart 2-0)

W—316 Elite, 15-0 (W Nedved 1-0)

W—316 Elite, 13-1 (W Howell 1-0)

W—Newton Rebels, 4-1 (W Tower 2-0)

W—Newton Rebels, 11-7 (W Austin 2-0)

W—Newton Rebels, 6-3 (W Lanik 3-0)

L—Newton Rebels, 2-6 (L Albus 1-2)

L—Haysville Aviators, 3-4 (L Rose 0-1)

W—Haysville Aviators, 6-0 (W Tower 3-0)

6-23—at Haysville Aviators, 7

6-25—Hutchinson Monarchs, 6

6-27—Hutchinson Monarchs, 7

6-28-29—at Hutchinson Monarchs, 7

6-30—Kingman Islanders, 7

JULY

7-1—at Kingman Islanders, 7

7-2—Kingman Islanders, 7

7-3—at Kingman Islanders, 3

7-7—Derby Twins, 7

7-9—Derby Twins, 6

7-10—at Derby Twins, 7

7-12—Cheney, 7

7-13—at Cheney, 7

7-14—Cheney, 7

7-15—at Cheney, 7

7-18—at Wichita Lobos, 7

7-19—Wichita Lobos, 7

7-20—at Wichita Lobos, 7

7-21—Wichita Lobos, 7

2022 BAT CATS ROSTER

1—Hagen Rose, RHP, Temple College, Troy, Texas

2—Raithin Malone, IF, Temple, Baytown, Texas

3—Colter Maldanado, IF, Barton CC, Lawrence

4—Alex Rodgers, CF, Barton CC, Omaha, Neb.

6—Brady Kreutzer, utility, Fort Hays, Hays

7—Zane Spinn, IF, Temple, Holland, Texas

8—JoJo Nieves, utility, Barton CC, Junction City

9—Dawson French, OF, Temple, Lakeway, Texas

10—Grant Fahrlander, C/IF, U of Texas, Bee Cave, Texas

12—David Stuart, RHP, Barton CC, Lawrence

13—Adam Mustow, RHP/utility, Hutchinson, Sydney, Australia

14—Dre Amaral, IF, Bossier Parrish, Ontario, Canada

15—Cade McWilliams, LHP, Hendrix College, Arlington Texas

16—Hunter Gotreaux, IF, Hutchinson CC, Moss Bluff, La.

17—Kyle Gates, OF, Temple, LaVernia, Texas

18—George Austin, RHP, NE Texas, Dallas

19—Riley Silva, OF, Barton CC, Ontario, Canada

21—Ian Lanik, RHP, Barton CC, Eagle, Neb.

22—Matt Nedved, LHP, Barton CC, Topeka

23—Matthew Howell, OF/LHP, NE Texas CC, Huntsville, Texas

24—Connor Allen, C, Barton CC, Wichita

25—Simon Larranaga, 1B, Temple, Mont Belvieu, Texas

26—Si Schumacher, C/IF, NE Texas CC, Carthage, Texas

27—JC Gonzalez, LHP, SW Christian, Oklahoma City

28—Dash Albus, LHP, Temple, Abilene, Texas

30—Bodi Wallar, utility, Hutchinson CC, Papillion, Neb.

31—Brayden Tower, RHP, Emporia State, Shawnee

32—Colby Christian, 1B/OF, Temple, Porter, Texas

34—Tyrus Riley, RHP, Barton , Bentonville, Ark.

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