Monarchs drop Bat Cats into second place


Monarchs overwhelm Bat Cats

BY JIM MISUNAS
jmisunas@gbtribune.com

HUTCHINSON – For 31/2 innings, the Great Bend Bat Cats played like the best baseball team in the Sunflower Collegiate League.

The minute the Bat Cats stopped playing quality baseball, Tuesday’s ballgame was over.

The Hutchinson Monarchs took advantage of critical Bat Cats mistakes to roar to a 13-6 victory Tuesday. The Monarchs (14-5) can tie the Bat Cats (19-4, 15-4) for second place with a victory Wednesday at Hobart-Detter Field. The Cheney Diamond Dawgs (16-3) take over first place in the Sunflower Collegiate League.

Bat Cat Alex Rodgers drilled a leadoff homer. The Bat Cats led 4-0 after Kyle Gates scored on an error, Rodgers scored on a balk and Riley Silva scored on a Kyle Gates single.

Hunter Autrey started the Monarchs’ rally with a 2-run third-inning double for a 4-2 score.

The Bat Cats’ offense was hitless after Adam Mustow’s fourth-inning homer for a 5-2 lead. The next 11 batters were retired in order when Rodgers was a hit by a pitch. The Bat Cats’ final eighth-inning run was a gift when Connor Allen scored on an eighth-inning error.

Great Bend’s defense, spectacular all summer, collapsed along with erratic Bat Cats pitching.

Every break swung Hutchinson’s way.

An apparent missed foul ball off the bat of Jacob Wiltshire led to a 3-run fourth inning. Wiltshire was awarded first base despite the sound of a baseball hitting a bat on an inside pitch by Brayden Tower. Two runs scored when second baseman Brady Kreutzer was unable to play a play on Lane Brewster’s hard-hit grounder. Wiltshire scored on a Sawyer Thornhill sacrifice fly for a 5-5 tie.

Great Bend nearly escaped with a 5-5 tie after a bases-loaded threat in the fifth inning.

Great Bend catcher Connor Allen threw a potential double-play groundball down the right field line. The inning opened with two hit batters and a fielding error. Cade Clemons scored an error, Karson Coffee on a sacrifice fly and Austin Schneider on a wild pitch for an 8-5 lead. Hutchinson scored three runs on no hits.

The Monarchs scored five runs against Bat Cat reliever Tyrus Riley. Nixon Brannan doubled home Bryce Logan in the sixth inning. Logan’s 2-run single scored Coffee and Schneider. Lane Brewster bunted for a single and scored on Thornhill’s sacrifice fly. Brannan scored on Coffee’s eighth-inning sacrifice fly.

GB Bat Cats 112 100 010 – 6 4 4

Hutchinson 002 331 31x – 13 11 3

Tower, Riley (6) and Connor Allen. Wickerstam, Herrmann (3), Kelley (6), Scott (9) and Brannan. W—Herrmann. L—Tower, 1-1. 2B—GB—Gates; H—Autrey. Brannan. HR—GB—Rodgers, Mustow.

SUNFLOWER COLLEGIATE

Cheney 16-3

Great Bend 15-4

Hutchinson 14-5

Newton 11-6

Derby 10-8

Haysville 8-8

Wichita Lobos 6-12

Kingman 6-12

Mulvane 1-15

316 Elite 0-14

6-29—Great Bend at Hutchinson; Mulvane at Cheney

6-28—Hutchinson 13, Great Bend 6; Cheney 16-14, Mulvane 7-1; Haysville 3, Lobos 2; Newton 15, Kingman 7

6-27—Hutchinson 6, Great Bend 2; Kingman 4, Newton 2; Derby 11, Elite 0; Haysville 6, Lobos 1

6-26—Cheney 13, Mulvane 1; Newton 5, Kingman 2; Haysville 8, Lobos 4

6-25—Great Bend 4, Hutchinson 3; Cheney 10, Mulvane 1; Newton 16, Kingman 6; Derby 9, Elite 4; Haysville 14, Lobos 1

6-24—Derby 5, Hutchinson 4; Hutchinson 9, Derby 0; Cheney 13-16, 316 Elite 0-0 ; Kingman 5, Mulvane 3

6-23—Great Bend 7, Haysville 5; Kingman 13, Mulvane 3; Hutchinson 8-2, Derby 2-1

6-22—Great Bend 6, Haysville 3

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

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

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

6-18—Cheney 13, Kingman 1; Lobos 6, Mulvane 4; Derby 12 Haysville 8; Hutchinson 15, 316 Elite 0

6-17—Great Bend 6, Newton 3; Cheney 15, Kingman 1; Hutchinson 16, 316 Elite 0; Mulvane 13, Lobos 12; Haysville 6, Derby 3

6-16—Great Bend 11, Newton 7; Hutchinson 12-10, 316 Elite 2-4; Derby 9, Haysville 2; Cheney 9, Kingman 8; Lobos 11-4, Mulvane 1-3

6-15—Great Bend 4, Newton 1, Cheney 18, Kingman 4; Lobos 12, Mulvane 1

6-14—Great Bend 15-13, 316 Elite 0-1; Haysville 14, Liberal 6; Cheney 12, Hutchinson 4; Derby 15, Kansas Cannons 0

6-13—Kingman 6-0, Lobos 4-6; Liberal 17, Haysville 8; Newton 11, Derby 1; Cheney 15, Hutchinson 5

6-12—Great Bend 8-11, Mulvane 0-0; Hutchinson 7, Cheney 4; Newton 11, Derby 5

6-11—Great Bend 18-7, Mulvane 2-1; Derby 2, Newton 1; Cheney 7, Hutchinson 4; Haysville 4, Valley Center 1; Lobos 6, Kingman 5

6-10—Derby 10, Newton 7; Lobos 6, Kingman 4

6-9—Great Bend 18, Dodge City 1; Newton 7, Mulvane 0

6-8—Hutchinson 10-8, Lobos 2-1; Derby 4-1, Cheney 2-4; Kingman 4, Haysville 1; Newton 16, Mulvane 3; 316 Elite 3, North Dallas 0; Dallas Tigers 2, 316 Elite 1

6-7—Hutchinson 5-7, Lobos 2-2; Newton 6, Mulvane 2; Kingman 14, Haysville 4; Cheney 9, Derby 5; 316 Elite 7, Dallas Twins 5; Dallas Tigers 9, 316 Elite 2

6-6—Great Bend 5, Dodge City 2

6-5—Great Bend 9-3, 316 Elite 5-2; Haysville 5, Kingman 3; Derby 13, Cheney 0

6-4—Newton 7, Valley Center 6; Haysville 12, Kingman 4

6-3—Hays 8, Great Bend 0; Derby 14, Kansas Cannons 7; Newton 11, Valley Center 2; Wellington 9, Kingman 6

6-2—Cheney 15, Wellington 1; Great Bend 5, Hays 3; Derby 7, Kansas Cannons 5

6-1—Great Bend 12, McPherson 5

2022 BAT CATS SCHEDULE

BAT CATS (19-5, 15-4)

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, 8-1 (W Tower 3-0)

W—Haysville Aviators, 6-3 (W Lanik 4-0)

W—Haysville Aviators, 7-5 (W Riley 2-0)

W—Hutchinson Monarchs, 4-3 (W Thornton 1-0)

L—Hutchinson Monarchs,, 2-6 (L Albus 1-3)

L—Hutchinson Monarchs, 6-14 (L Tower 2-1)

6-29—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—Raithen 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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