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Bat Cats down Haysville, 6-3
Great Bend Bat Cat Simon Larranaga (25) scores a third-inning run in Wednesday’s 6-3 victory over Haysville. - photo by JIM MISUNAS Great Bend Tribune


Great Bend righthander Ian Lanik earned his fourth consecutive victory in the Bat Cats' 6-3 Sunflower Collegiate League baseball victory over Haysville at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Barton Community College pitcher Lanik struck out six batters with no walks.

Second baseman Hunter Gotreaux teamed with shortstop Raithen Malone for a 4-6-3 double play on Austin Warnkin's fifth-inning groundball.

The Bat Cats (17-3, 13-2 Sunflower) maintain first place heading to Thursday's rematch at Haysville.

Great Bend converted back-to-back Haysville errors into a 3-run second inning. Grant Fahrlander's double scored Colter Maldanado and Hunter Gotreaux, who reached base on errors. Maldanado singled home Simon Larranaga in the third inning. Raithen Malone doubled and scored on a productive Kyle Gates' fourth-inning groundout for a 5-0 lead.

Haysville's Clay Artho scored a fifth-inning run when a fly ball by Kaden McBratney was misplayed.

Maldanado walked, stole second base and scored on a fifth-inning pickoff throw by Haysville catcher Max Valdez.

Haysville's Paul Wittman tripled home Artho and McBratney after a single and double in the seventh inning. Reliever Brett Allen struck out three batters in two innings.

Haysville 000 010 200 — 3 8 4

GB Bat Cats 031 110 00x — 6 7 2

Leslie, Ronk (6), Hannon (7) and Valdez. Lanik, Brett Allen (8) and Fahrlander. W—Lanik, 4-0. L—Leslie. 2B—GB—Malone, Fahrlander; H—McBratney, Valdez. 3B—H—Wittman.


BAT CATS (17-3, 13-2)


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) 

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

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


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


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—J.C. 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.