December 8, 2022


Sports Really Satisfies

Bat Cats shift home games to Sports Complex, Barton CC

The Great Bend Bat Cats have shifted their first five home games to the Great Bend Sports Complex and Barton Community College due to construction issues at Al Burns Memorial Field.

Wednesday’s season-opening Bat Cats game is scheduled against the McPherson Pipeliners at the Great Bend Sports Complex.

The Great Bend Bombers youth baseball team plays McPherson at 4 p.m. prior to opening night.

“There are exciting things going on at Al Burns Memorial Field,” said Roger Ward, Bat Cats coach. “However, with all of the weather we’ve received our progress has been delayed. Thank you all for allowing us to play at your facilities.”

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Night is rescheduled June 27 at Al Burns Memorial Field.

Great Bend Mayor Cody Schmidt is scheduled to deliver the ceremonial first pitch at 6:50 p.m. Office Products, Inc., Joiner Construction and Z’s Liquor will sponsor a community barbecue for 150 fans.

For information, visit the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page or call (620) 792-2401.


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

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

3—Colter Maldonado, 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—Joel 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.

BAT CATS (1-0)


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

6-2—Hays Larks (GB Sports Complex), 7

6-3—at Hays Larks, 7

6-4—Wichita Dirtbags (Barton CC), 6

6-5—Wichita 316 (Barton CC), 3

6-6—Dodge City A’s (Barton CC), 7

6-8—Wichita 316 (2), 6; 

6-9—at Dodge City A’s, 7

6-11—Mulvane Patriots (2), 3 

6-12—at Mulvane Patriots (2), 3 

6-15-16—Newton Rebels, 7

6-17—at Newton Rebels, 7 

6-19—at Newton Rebels, 6 

6-20—at Haysville Aviators, 7 

6-21-22—Haysville Aviators, 7 

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