First place winning Bat Cats sweep Mulvane

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BY JIM MISUNAS

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MULVANE — The Great Bend Bat Cats hit a pair of shutouts with 23 strikeouts to outstrip the Mulvane Patriots 8-0, 11-0 in Sunday’s Sunflower Collegiate League baseball doubleheader.

The Bat Cats (10-1, 6-0) are in first place in the Sunflower Collegiate League. Great Bend takes on 316 Elite in Tuesday’s 6 p.m. double draft at Al Burns Memorial Field.

BAT CATS 8, MULVANE 0 (G1) – Bat Cats pitcher Dash Albus (2-0) struck out seven and reliever George Austin struck out four in two innings in a 2-hit shutout sure.

The formidable Simon Larranaga of Temple College (Texas) kept rolling with a pair of 2-run hits to spark the Bats Cats past Mulvane 8-0.

Alex Rodgers doubled and scored on a first-inning groundout from Kyle Gates for a 1-0 lead. Larranaga had a 2-run brace to score Rodgers and Gates after back-to-back singles in the third set. Larranaga scored on a sacrifice fly from Adam Mustow.

Gates followed suit with a 2-run single to score Brady Kreutzer and Matthew Howell after a single and a walk on the fourth inning. Larranaga capped off another great night with a 2-run hit in the seventh inning.

The Bat Cats line of Rodgers, Gates and Larranaga dominated with 6 for 11 at bats with seven RBIs and six runs scored.

BAT CATS 11, MULVANE 0 (G2) – Starter David Stuart (2-0) struck out 10 batters and Cade McWilliams whipped up two batters in a 4-hit shutout to sweep the doubleheader.

Colby Christian of Temple College (Texas) drilled a pair of 2-run homers.

Rodgers scored a single, stole two bases and scored on a first inning error. Christian’s 2-run homer in the fourth inning brought Larranaga home. Larranaga passed Hunter Gotreaux at home and Christian followed with a 2-run homer in the fifth inning.

Gotreaux doubled Brady Kreutzer and Gotreaux scored on a Bodi Wallar pitch. Conner Allen and Larranaga scored on errors and Rodgers scored on a passed fly in the 5-run sixth inning.

GB bat cats 103 200 2 – 8 10 1

Mulvane 000,000 0 – 0 2 1

Albus, Austin (6) and Schumacher. Payne, Travis (6) and Reeves. W—Albus, 2-0. L—Jarmon. 2B—GB—Rodgers, Larraranga.

Bat cats GB 100 235– 11 9 0

Mulvane 000 000 – 0 4 4

Stuart, McWilliams (6) and Schumacher. and Reeves. W—Stuart, 2-0. L—Jarmon. 2B—GB—Larraranga, Gotreaux. HR—GB—Christian 2.

BAT CATS (10-1, 6-0)

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

F—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, 5-2 (W Riley 1-0)

W—Dodge City A, 18-1 (W Tower 1-0)

F—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)

6-14—Wichita 316 (2), 6

6/15/16—Newton’s Rebels, 7

6-17 – at Newton Rebels, 7

SUNFLOWER COLLEGE

Big turn 6-0 10-1

Hutchinson 5-1 5-1

Newtons 4-2 6-2

Derby 4-3 6-3

Cheney 3-3 4-3

Haysville 2-2 3-2

Wichita Lobos 2-4 2-4

Kingman 2-4 2-4

316 Elite 0-2 0-2

Mulvane 0-7 0-7

6-18—Kingman at Cheney; Mulvane at Wichita Lobos; Derby at Haysville; 316 Elite at Hutchinson

6-17—Great Bend to Newton; Cheney to Kingman; 316 Elite at Hutchinson; Wichita Lobos in Mulvane; Haysville to Derby

6-16—Newton at Great Bend, 7; Hutchinson at 316 Elite (2); Haysville to Derby; Kingman to Cheney; Mulvane at Wichita Lobos

6-15—Newton at Great Bend, 7; Wichita Lobos in Mulvane; Cheney to Kingman

6-14—316 Elite at Great Bend (2), 6:00 p.m.; Liberal in Haysville; Hutchinson at Cheney

6-13—Kingman at Wichita Lobos (2); Liberal in Haysville; Derby at Newton; Cheney at Hutchinson

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; Wichita Lobos 6, Kingman 5

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

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

6-8—Hutchinson 10-8, Wichita Lobos 2-1; Derby 4-1, Cheney 2-4; Kingman 4, Haysville 1; Newton 16, Mulvane 3

6-7—Hutchinson 5-2, Wichita Lobos 2-2; Newton 6, Mulvane 2; Kingman 14, Haysville 4; Cheney 9, Derby 5

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