BY JIM MISUNAS
The Fantastic Bend Bat Cats stunned the initially-position Hutchinson Monarchs 6-5 Monday to pull off a miraculous rally for the second time this summer season. The Bat Cats (12-10) trailed 5- just after five innings before staging its second comeback rally right after upsetting the Cheney Diamond Dawgs 9-6 past week.
Andrew Enwiya shipped the match-successful single down the third-base line to rating Noah Very best with the tying operate and Jett Forrest with the sport-winning run off reliever Skyler Jaco. Reliever Jarrett Seaton kept the Bat Cats close with 71/3 innings of work. Kody Parker (1-1) gained the victory.
“I was making an attempt to set the ball in perform,” Enwiya explained in a postgame radio interview. “Seaton is our chief. Our pitching has stored us in online games. They did great nowadays.”
Alex Rodgers doubled and scored on a ninth-inning wild pitch. Ideal walked. The Bat Cats were down to their closing out when Forrest was hit by a pitch and Brett Freiberg reached base on catcher’s interference.
Enwiya’s game-winner activated a wild celebration at Al Burns Memorial Industry. The Bat Cats missing a pair of one particular-run video games and a pair of two-run games in a 1-6 extend heading into Monday’s match.
“The excellent news is they retain actively playing really hard,” claimed Bat Cats coach Roger Ward. “The regulation of averages tells you that issues will go our way.”
The Monarchs (16-6) roared to a 4- guide June 25 in opposition to Bat Cats starter David Blackburn. Tanner White doubled dwelling Jordan Ardoin and Easton Loyd following back again-to-again singles. White scored on a double steal with Carter Youthful for a 3- lead. Loyd singled house Ardoin in the next inning. Ardoin scored on Sterling Sutcliffe’s sacrifice fly for a 5- lead. But Seaton struck out Garrett Anglim to leave the bases loaded.
Bat Cat Tyler Henry drilled a two-operate homer after Enwiya arrived at foundation on an mistake in the sixth inning. Nico Baumbach homered in the seventh inning to slice the margin to 5-3.
But Monarch pitcher Jaco was ineffective in the ninth inning.
The Bat Cats (12-10) participate in Sunflower Collegiate League-chief Cheney (19-7) the following a few game titles at Cheney.
“We conquer the 1st-place team tonight and perform the new initially-place workforce,” Ward mentioned. “We have to just take it working day-by-day. Our pitching is lined up. We’ve obtained to put the baseball in enjoy.”
Monarchs 310 100 000 — 5 11 0
Bat Cats 000 002 103 — 6 6 1
Perry, Schoch, Jaco (9) and Griese, Harris (3). Blackburn, Seaton (2), Parker (9) and Forrest. W—Parker, 1-. L—Jaco. 2B—GB—Best, Rodgers, Henry HM—White. HR—GB—Henry, Baumbach,