Varsity Baseball

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Coaches:  Sean Swan (Head Coach); Tim Weir, Eric Dill, Nick Shanks, Eli Grimes, Chad Alexander, Isaac Turner, Matt Turner (Asst. Coaches); Shawn Mayfield, George Phares, Scott Keith (Volunteer Coaches)
       
Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
Luke Cameron (5)
Nate Hemmerich (25)
Noah Hurlock (8)
Colt Munsey (2)
Myles Pearce (10)
Jack Perkins (23)
Bayden Root (27)
Kyle Wade (16)
Easton Dupay (3)
Michael Ewing (12)
Justin Hurlock (1)
Payton McClain (7)

Rylee Burnett (10)
Joey Green (5)
Jacob Plump (12)
Charez Butcher (14)
Gavin Wallace (9)

Damir Cannon (2)
Austin Ford (20)
Dale Gonzalez (8)
Ethan Marciniak (11)

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Drake Edwards (18)
Tre' Hizer (6)
Nolan Hansen (7)
Trevion Johnson (11)
Devon Neff (20)
Gavin Wallace (13)
Cory Wells (24)
Jayden Armfield (24)

Cayden Belt (16)
Juwuan Butler (25)
Jacob Finley (23)
Ethan Guire (9)
Michael Huymaier (5)
Mason Keller (15)
Aaron Robertson (6)
Rajon Sellers (22)
Noah Smalley (18)
Jakobe Sparger (10)
Jacob Ward (1)
Brayden Wells (13)

Cayden Belt (3)
Dashaun Coleman (2)
Taylor Duncan (22)
Mason Keller (15)
JV Red Team JV Blue Team    

Date Opponent Time Score
Mar. 22 Scrimmage - Northwestern (H) 4:30 pm Weather cancellation. No make-up.
Apr. 3 Harrison (T) 5:30 pm (W) 8-5
Apr. 4 Benton Central (H) 6:00 pm Weather postponement - TBD
Apr. 7 S.B. Riley (DH) (T) 11:00 am Weather cancellation - No make-up.
Apr. 10 Lafayette Jeff (T) 6:00 pm (W) 8-4
Bayden Root got the start going three innings,
not allowing a hit, and striking out six. Noah
Hurlock came in relief to get the win. He went
two innings and allowed just one hit and struck
out three. Myles Pearce finished the game, going the last two innings, giving up two earned runs, and striking out two.

At the plate the Kats were led by Hurlock’s 2-for-3 night. The senior had a double, drove in two runs, and scored twice. Jack Perkins added a triple and scored a run, while Root and Jaden Armfield each added a pair of RBIs.
- Coach Swan
Apr. 11 Lafayete Jeff (H) 6:00 pm (W) 16-0
The Wildkats threw a combined no-hitter against Jeff. Kyle Wade went three innings and struck out seven to pick up the win. Charez Butcher pitched the final two innings, striking out three.

At the plate the Kats were led by Jack Perkins and Easton Dupay. Both had three hits in three at-bats, each ripped a triple, and each had four RBIs.

Luke Cameron added a pair of hits and two RBIs. Nate Hemmerich had two hits and two runs scored. Wade, Bayden Root, and Colt Munsey all scored two runs in the game.
- Coach Swan
Apr. 13 Cincinnati Moeller @ Grand Park 5:45 pm (L) 23-8
Apr. 14 Massillon Jackson @ Grand Park 9:30 am (L) 12-2
Apr. 14 Sandburg, IL @ Grand Park 1:30 pm (L) 12-5
Apr. 17 Logansport (T) 5:30 pm (W) 11-8
Noah Hurlock got the win, going five strong innings. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits while striking out four. Charez Butcher pitched the last two innings, allowing three earned runs while fanning four batters.

At the plate the Kats were paced by Kyle Wade's 2-for-3 night. Wade drove in three and scored a pair of runs. Nate Hemmerich also had a pair of hits, including a double, and scored three times. Luke Cameron added two hits, an RBI, and a scored a run, while Easton Dupay and Payton McClain each registered a pair of hits on the night. Jack Perkins collected two RBIs to help the cause, and Colt Munsey cracked a double and drove home a run.
- Coach Swan
Apr. 18 Logansport (H) 5:30 pm (L) 4-3
Apr. 20 Western @ Municipal Stadium 6:30 pm (L) 5-0
Apr. 21 Warsaw (DH) (T) 11:00 am Kokomo 10 - Warsaw 1
Kokomo 9 - Warsaw 7
In the first game, Bayden Root shut down Warsaw, limiting them to one earned run on two hits while striking out 11 in five innings for the win. Myles Pearce pitched the final two innings, striking out two.

At the plate the Kats were led by Root’s 3-for-5 performance with a double and two runs batted in. Perkins chipped in with a couple of hits and three runs scored. Nate Hemmerich went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Wade added a towering
three-run home run and scored twice. Charez Butcher added a pair of hits.

In the second game, Easton Dupay picked up his first varsity win in relief of starter Butcher. Butcher went three innings and fanned three before Dupay came in. Pearce got the Kats out of trouble with two-thirds of an inning of relief before Nate Hemmerich slammed the door in the seventh for his first save.

At the plate Perkins had four hits in as many plate appearances with a double and three runs scored. Hurlock blasted a two-run homer to help the cause, and Wade went 2-for3 with a double and an RBI. Freshman Jaden Armfield chipped in an RBI double.
- Coach Swan
Apr. 24 McCutcheon (T) 5:30 pm (L) 2-1
Noah Hurlock drove in Colt Munsey after he doubled in the sixth but that was the only run the Kats could
muster.

Munsey was 2-for-3 on the day.

Jack Perkins went five innings and struck out 10. Only one of the Mavs runs were earned.
- Coach Swan
Apr. 25 McCutcheon (H) 5:30 pm (L) 7-1
Bayden Root went five innings and allowed three earned runs while striking out six. Myles Pearce pitched two shutout innings to finish the
game.

Offensively the Kats struggled to get runs across the plate, scoring their only run on an RBI single by Nate
Hemmerich that plated Root.
- Coach Swan
Apr. 26 Harrison (H) 5:30 pm (W) 7-6 in 9 innings
Nate Hemmerich got the win in relief, pitching the last three innings. Kyle Wade got the start and pitched five solid innings.

Offensively the Kats were led by Jack Perkins leadoff solo home run and two-run inside the park homer by
Noah Hurlock. Bayden Root had two RBIs on the evening, including the game winning sacrifice fly that scored Jaden Armfield. Armfield played a great game behind the plate as well.

Last night’s game was a total team effort with contributions across the board.
- Coach Swan
Apr. 27 Northwestern (H) 6:00 pm (W) 11-1 in 5 innings
The Kats got off to a great start Friday night knocking off Northwestern by a score of 11-1. The
Kats got an outstanding effort from senior Noah Hurlock on the mound. Hurlock went five innings and allowed one run (unearned) while striking out four and allowing five hits. At the plate the Kats were paced by a 2-for-3 night from Kyle Wade. He had a triple and home run and drove in four on the night. Hurlock helped his cause going 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and an RBI. Jack Perkins was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Payton McClain was 2-for-3 as well with an RBI. Colt Munsey scored twice for the Kats.
- Coach Swan
Apr. 28 Brebeuf (DH) (H) 11:00 am (W) 10-3 and 14-4
In the first game, Charez Butcher pitched well to get the win. Butcher went five innings and allowed only one earned run while striking out six. Offensively the Kats were led by Perkins 2-for-4 game with a triple and four RBIs. McClain collected three RBIs and scored two runs, and Nate Hemmerich had two RBIs and scored two runs. Jaden Armfield went 2-for-4, and Munsey scored twice.

In the second game, the Kats took care of the Braves in five innings. Hemmerich got the win going five innings. He allowed one earned run and struck out six. Offensively the Kats were led by Wade’s 4-RBI game. Wade had double and two runs scored. Luke Cameron added four RBIs of his own with a three-run double. McClain stayed hot going 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Hurlock was on base all day and scored four runs. Munsey and Perkins each were driven in twice.
- Coach Swan
May 1 Zionsville (T) 6:00 pm (W) 4-2
Kyle Wade pitched five innings and allowed no runs on one hit while striking out six. He was in command the entire game.

At the plate Bayden Root was 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Colt Munsey had two hits on the night and scored a run, and Luke Cameron got the Kats on the board with a run scoring single driving in Root in the fourth inning.

The Kats took the lead in the fifth, scoring three times. Munsey led off with a single and came around to score on Noah Hurlock’s two-bagger. Nate Hemmerich doubled home Hurlock and scored Kokomo’s final tally on a single by Jayden Armfield.
- Coach Swan
May 5 NCC Tournament @ TBD 11:00 am Kokomo 7 - Muncie Central 0
Jack Perkins got the win going four scoreless innings and striking out eight while only allowing one hit. Nate Hemmerich was just as impressive striking
out seven in his three innings of relief. He also allowed just one hit and picked up the save.

Offensively the Kats were led by Perkins’ 2-for-4 day. The senior had a pair of RBIs and scored two runs.

Luke Cameron continued his hot streak by going 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored. Kyle Wade and Bayden Root each added two hits and drove in a run. Colt Munsey had three hits in four atbats with a run scored in the big victory.

The Kats will take on Harrison next Saturday morning at McCutcheon in the NCC semifinals.
- Coach Swan
May 8 Noblesville (H) 6:00 pm (L) 10-4
It was a tale of two ga mes for the Kats in a 10-4 loss to Noblesville.

The Kats took a 4-2 lead into the sixth when the wheels fell off. Noblesville scored eight to put the game out of reach.

Bayden Root, Kyle Wade, Nate Hemmerich, and Easton Dupay all had time on the mound in a night to get some work, but more importantly to get set up for this weekend’s Top Four of the Conference Tournament at McCutcheon.

At the plate the Kats were led by Jack Perkins’ 2-for-4 night with a solo home run and two runs scored. Wade added two RBIs with a sac fly and run-scoring single. Noah Hurlock added a double and scored a run, and Colt Munsey stayed hot with a 2-for-4 performance.
- Coach Swan
May 9 Marion (H) 5:30 pm (W) 12-6
Myles Pearce got the start and went four innings to get the win. Pearce allowed two hits and struck out three. Easton Dupay and Noah Hurlock kept the Giants in check the last three innings.

At the plate the Kats has a big night from Jaden Armfield, who had three hits in three at-bats. Armfield drove in five runs.

Nate Hemmerich and Noah Hurlock each had triples. Hemmerich scored three times, and Hurlock crossed home plate twice. Colt Munsey scored twice as well, and Jack Perkins went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
- Coach Swan
May 12 NCC Tournament @ TBD 10:00 am Kokomo 11 - Harrison 1 in six innings
Kokomo 6 - McCutcheon 4
Jack Perkins had his best outing of the year going six innings and allowing one unearned run, striking out 10, and giving up three hits to get the win.

At the plate Perkins helped his cause going 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, and a grand slam while scoring two runs. Kyle Wade added three hits with a double and two-run home run and finished with three RBIs and two runs scored. The Kats also got two runs
and an RBI from Colt Munsey and a run and RBI each from Noah Hurlock and Nate Hemmerich.

The Kats took the title in the night cap edging McCutcheon 6-4.
Bayden Root went 5 2/3 innings to get the win and Wade got the last four outs to get
the save and secure the title. Root allowed three earned runs on five hits while striking
out eight. Wade allowed one earned run and fanned three.

At the plate the Kats’ offense was led by Hurlock, who had a single, a double, and drove in three runs. Jaden Armfield, Perkins, and Hemmerich each went 2-for4 with an RBI.

The Kats played their best baseball of the season on Saturday and got contributions from the entire lineup and took home the NCC Championship trophy!
- Coach Swan
May 14 Westfield (T) 6:00 pm (L) 3-2
Kokomo had trouble executing in some key spots and it proved costly.

Easton Dupay got the loss in relief, giving up one run in his inning of work. Dupay came in relief of starter Nate Hemmerich, who went the first four innings and gave up two runs.

Offensively Colt Munsey drove in two with an RBI single. Payton McClain had a pair of hits with a run scored, and Kyle Wade added a double.
- Coach Swan
May 17 Huntington North (T) 5:30 pm (W) 6-4
The Wildkats went on the road last night and knocked off #1- ranked Huntington North at Huntington University. The Kats scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 6-4 win.

The big hit of the inning was a go-ahead grand slam by Bayden Root. Root went 2-for-3 on the game.
Luke Cameron added a big insurance run in the seventh inning with an RBI single on his way to a 3-for-4 night at the plate. Jack Perkins added an RBI and run as well. Jaden Armfield chipped in a double on the night.

The Kats got a great start from Perkins on the mound. Jack went five innings and allowed two hits and no earned runs while striking out eight. Kyle Wade picked up the win in relief.

The Kats finish their regular season on Saturday at home against Muncie Central. It will be Senior Day! Come out and support our eight seniors on their last home games of the season. Festivities start at 10:40 with game time starting at 11:00.
- Coach Swan
May 19 Muncie Central (DH) (H) 11:00 am Kokomo 11 - Muncie Central 1
Kokomo 19 - Muncie Central 1
In game one the Kats got great pitching from Bayden Root and Nate Hemmerich. Root got the win, going three innings and allowing one unearned run while striking out three. Hemmerich pitched a scoreless pair of innings and fanned four.

At the plate the Kats got offense from a variety of sources. Jack Perkins went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI. Noah Hurlock also went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs with two runs scored. Jaden Armfield had a triple and a single and drove in a pair of runs, and Luke Cameron added another triple, a single, plated two runs, and scored twice.

In game two, the pitching continued to dominate with Hurlock getting the win. He went four innings on the mound and allowed one earned run while striking out three. Myles Pearce struck out the side in a scoreless fifth inning.

Offensively the Kats exploded for 17 hits. Root went 4-for-4 with a double and a triple. He scored four times and knocked in five runs. Colt Munsey went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored, while Michael Ewing went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored. Hurlock went 2-for-3 with a triple and three runs batted in. Kyle Wade was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, and Hemmerich and Gavin Wallace each drove in a pair of runs.
- Coach Swan
May 23-28 IHSAA Sectional @ Kokomo   Harrison 5 - Lafayette Jeff 1
Kokomo 6 - McCutcheon 0
Kokomo 4 - Harrison 3
Zionsville 11 - Logansport 1
Zionsville 4 - Kokomo 3

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