Varsity Baseball

Varsity Baseball Team
Coaches:  Tim Weir (Head Coach); John Curl, Nick Shanks, Isaac Turner, Matt Turner, George Phares (Varsity Asst.); Dustin Gamblin, Brian Harding, Spencer Bowlin (JV Coaches)

Managers:  Kailen Jones, Maisy Meyers, Kendal Madden, Kate Mayfield

Team Trainers:  Sara Sullivan and Mallory Brown     Student Trainer:  Kiah Parrott
Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
Jabrian Adams (2)
Rylee Burnett (10)
Easton Dupay (8)
Michael Ewing (12)
Joey Green (3)
Justin Hurlock (1)
Payton McClain (7)
Julian Williams (23)

Charez Butcher (15)
Nolan Hansen (20)
Tre Hizer (11)
Gavin Wallace (9)
Cory Wells (27)
Jaden Armfield (24)
Caydan Belt (16)
Ethan Guire (25)

Taylor Duncan (16)
Jacob Finley (5)
Mason Keller (14)
Jayden Lee (2)
Aaron Robertson
Rajon Sellers (22)
Caleb Selley (20)
Noah Smalley (18)
Jakobe Sparger (10)
Jacob Ward (9)
Brayden Wells (13)
Cooper Hansen (6)

Brayden Camp (23)
LaJaunte Gaines (25)
Gavin Huffman (3)
Collin Keesling (7)
Ashton Roberts (1)
Rolen Willis (6)
Ezra Worley (17)


Date Opponent Time Score
Mar. 21 Scrimmage - NW (T) 4:30 pm
Apr. 2 Harrison (H) 5:30 pm (L) 6-3
Apr. 3 Benton Central (T) 5:30 pm (L) 9-8
Apr. 6 S.B. Riley (DH) (T) 11:00 am Kokomo 14 - Riley 9
Kokomo 8 - Riley 2
The baseball team got their first two wins of the season with a doubleheader sweep at South Bend Riley Saturday.

We won the first game 14-9 with Julian Williams getting the win in relief.

At the plate, Michael Ewing went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBIs, and three runs scored, while Payton McClain was1-for-3, scored twice, and drove in a run. Jaden Armfield had a single and a double and plated three runs, and Nolan Hansen was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Ethan Guire had a single and double in two at-bats, and Cooper Hansen added a pair of singles and scored three times.

In the second game we got great pitching. Rylee Burnett, Ewing, and Charez Butcher combined for a three-hitter with nine strikeouts.

Offensively, Armfield was 2-for-4 with a double, a home run (grand slam) and six RBIs, and McClain had a hit and scored two runs. Gavin Wallace was 2-for-2 with a double, Burnett had a triple and an RBI, and Cory Wells had a pair of hits and scored three runs.

Armfield finished the day going 4-for-8 with two doubles, a home run, and nine RBIs.

- Coach Weir
Apr. 9 Lafayette Jeff (H) 6:00 pm (W) 10-0 (five innings)
The Kats beat Lafayette Jeff 10-0 in five innings behind a combined no-hitter from Charez Butcher and Michael Ewing.

Charez threw the first four innings, giving up no hits and striking out 11. Michael threw the final inning and struck out one.

At the plate, Jaden Armfield stayed hot going 2-for-4 with his second home run of the season. He also had two RBIs.

Payton McClain was 1-for-2 and scored twice, and Easton Dupay had a pair of hits with three RBIs and a run scored. Joey Green was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored, and Cory Wells had a two-run single.

We played a complete game getting great pitching and hitting, and we ran the bases really well.
- Coach Weir
Apr. 10 Lafayette Jeff (T) 6:00 pm (W) 12-8
Rylee Burnett got his second start on the mound and was perfect through three
innings. He went four innings and got the win, giving up two hits and three runs
while striking out five.

At the plate, Jaden Armfield continued his hot streak with another grand slam (his third home run of the season) and five runs batted in. Michael Ewing had a pair of hits and scored twice, and Payton McClain had a hit in his only official atbat, driving in two and scoring twice. Nolan Hansen had two hits and two runs
scored, and Cory Wells had a single with an RBI and two runs scored. Cooper
Hansen was 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored.

Julian Williams pitched well in two innings of relief.

The Kats have won four in a row and are now 4-2 on the season.
​Coach Weir
Apr. 12 Frankfort (H) 6:00 pm (W) 9-8
Caydan Belt got his first varsity start and pitched very well for the first three innings. We scored seven runs in the first three innings to take a 7-1 lead into the fourth inning. Frankfort put together a great inning and took the lead 8-7. We then responded with one run in both the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings to take the lead 9-8. Freshman Cooper Hansen then came on in relief in the fifth and pitched two innings, giving up no hits and striking out two to get the
win. Michael Ewing pitched the seventh to get the save.

At the plate, Ewing had an inside-the-park home run, and Payton McClain was 2-for-4 and scored twice. Jaden Armfield ripped a double and drove in a run, and Nolan Hansen was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Easton Dupay had a pair of singles and two RBIs, Charez Butcher had three hits in three at-bats with an RBI, and Cory Wells was 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Coach Weir
Apr. 13 Hamilton S.E. (DH) (T) 11:00 am Kokomo 7 - Hamilton S.E. 3
Kokomo 9 - Hamilton S.E. 3
The Kats went on the road Saturday to #4 ranked Hamilton Southeastern and swept the doubleheader to extend their winning streak to seven games. We won the first game 7-3 and the second game 9-3.

In the first game, Tre Hizer and Nolan Hansen combined to pitch a great game. Tre pitched the
first three innings giving up four hits and two runs while fanning two. Nolan pitched the final four innings giving up no hits and one run while striking out seven to get the win.

Offensively, Ewing stayed hot going 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored. Butcher had a triple and two RBIs, and Belt recorded a single and an RBI. Armfield had a single and a RBI, Ethan Guire added a double and an RBI, and Joey Green went 1-for-2.

In the second game, Rylee Burnett pitched the first two innings, giving up two hits and no runs. Ewing threw the third and gave up two runs, and Armfield hurled the final four innings, giving up three hits and one run while fanning four for the win.

At the plate, Ewing want 2-for-4 with a run scored. Armfield had two hits, Dupay was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Guire went 1-for-3 with one RBI, and Wells hit a double, scored a run, and drove one in.
- Coach Weir
Apr. 16 Logansport (H) 5:30 pm (W) 7-0
Caydan Belt got his second start of the season on the mound and dominated the game for five innings. He finished his five innings giving up only two hits and he had four strikeouts. Charez Butcher and Jabrian Adams each threw one inning of relief.

Michael Ewing was 1-for-3 with two runs scored in the Kats offense, while Payton McClain and Jaden Armfield were both 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Gavin Wallace had a double and scored two runs. Nolan Hansen was 1-for-1 with two runs scored and Cooper Hansen was 2- for-3 with a double and three RBIs.
Coach Weir
Apr. 17 Logansport (T) 5:30 pm (W) 6-2
The Kats had to fight to keep their winning streak alive as we came from behind in the sixth inning to beat Logansport 6-2 to extend the streak to nine games.

Rylee Burnett and Tre Hizer combined to throw a five-hitter and struck out five. Tre came on in the fifth to get out of a jam and then finished the game to get the win.

At the plate, Easton Dupay got a big single in the sixth that gave us a 4-2 lead, and Charez Butcher tripled and Gavin Wallace singled to make the score 6-2.

Michael Ewing went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Payton McClain had a single and scored a run. Easton and Charez both went 1-for-3 with one RBI and a run scored. Jabrian Adams had a double to go with a single and a run scored, and Cooper Hansen also recorded a single in three trips. Coach Weir
​Coach Weir
Apr. 19 Western (H) 6:30 pm Postponed to April 29th @ 7:00 pm
Apr. 20 Warsaw (DH) (H) 10:00 am Canceled - Make-up TBD
Apr. 23 McCutcheon (T) 5:30 pm (L) 11-1 (five innings)
The baseball team had their nine-game winning streak snapped with an 11-1 loss to McCutcheon.

Jaden Armfield got the only hit for the game for the Wildkats with a single in the fourth inning.

Michael Ewing drew a leadoff walk in the first inning. He then stole second and third base and scored on a bad throw to third for Kokomo’s only run of the game.

Charez Butcher started on the mound and took the loss. Nolan Hansen and Julian Williams pitched in relief.

The Kats will try to even the series with McCutcheon with a game today at Municipal Stadium.
- Coach Weir
Apr. 24 McCutcheon (H) 5:30 pm (L) 5-0
Caydan Belt got the start on the mound and threw well for five innings.

McCutcheon put together a good first inning and took a 3-0 lead. The game stayed there until the sixth inning when they scored two more.

Tre Hizer came on in relief and threw two good innings striking out a pair of McCutcheon batters.

Payton McClain, Jaden Armfield, and Easton Dupay each got a single for the Kats.
​Coach Weir
Apr. 25 Harrison (T) 5:30 pm (L) 5-3
Jaden Armfield led the offense going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Michael Ewing went 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Rylee Burnett pitched the first 2 1/3 innings, and Tre Hizer came on in relief throwing the final 3 2/3 innings.
​Coach Weir
Apr. 26 Northwestern (T) 6:00 pm Postponed; make-up TBD
Apr. 27 Brebeuf (DH) (T) 11:00 am (W) 5-3, (T) 4-4 (rain)
Ewing got the start on the mound and pitched the first three innings. Cooper Hansen pitched the final four innings and got the win allowing only one hit
while striking out four.

Offensively Armfield went 2-for-3, and Easton Dupay had a pair of singles and drove in a run. Charez Butcher and Nolan Hansen both added singles
with Hansen driving in a run. Cooper Hansen had a double, a run scored, and an RBI, and Taylor Duncan had a single and a run-batted-in.

The second game ended in a 4-4 tie after seven innings and was called because of rain.

Mason Keller got his first varsity start and threw four great innings. Armfield threw the final three innings.

Jaden was perfect at the plate with four hits in four at-bats. He drove in one. Gavin Wallace slugged a home run and drove in a pair, while Cooper Hansen had a single and scored once.
​Coach Weir
Apr. 29 Western (H) 7:00 pm (L) 1-0
It was a pitcher’s duel and Caydan Belt, Tre Hizer, and Charez Butcher combined to hold Western to one hit. The trio also recorded nine strikeouts.

Caydan got the start and went four innings. He gave up one hit and struck out five. Tre pitched the next two innings with no hits and two strikeouts, and Charez pitched the last inning with no hits and two strikeouts.

We out hit Western 2-1, but couldn’t come up with the timely hit to push across a run.

Easton Dupay got the only two hits for the Wildkats and finished 2-for-3 with a double.

Western was able to score a run in the top of the sixth on two walks and a fielders choice.
- Coach Weir
Apr. 30 Zionsville (H) 6:00 pm (W) 4-3
Rylee Burnett pitched a great game going 5 2/3 innings, giving up three hits and two runs. The senior struck out two in getting the win.

Charez Butcher came on in relief and pitched the final 1 1/3 innings. He allowed one hit and fanned three for the save.

At the plate, Charez had a huge game going 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and an RBI. Cooper Hansen also had a double and drove in two, and Nolan
Hansen was 1-for-1 with an RBI. Jabrian Adams went 1-for-3 and scored a run.
​Coach Weir
May 4 NCC Tournament @ TBA 11:00 am (W) 16-3
The Kats got a big win against Marion in the first round of the NCC tournament, winning 16-3.

The win puts us in the championship bracket of the NCC tournament this weekend.

Marion jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning against starter Caydan Belt. We responded with four runs in the top of the second. Marion put together a possible big inning in the bottom of the second, scoring a run to make it 4-3 and had the bases loaded.

Tre Hizer then came on in relief and got out of the jam with one pitch.

After that, the bats got going and we were able to extend the lead and win easily.

Tre was pretty much unhittable the rest of
the game going 5 1/3 innings giving up just
one hit while striking out seven.

Payton McClain had a huge game at the plate going 3-for-4 with two home runs, a single, and four RBIs. Michael Ewing also had three hits and scored a run, while Charez Butcher had a double and scored once. Cooper Hansen had two hits, scored twice, and drove in two runs, and Ethan Guire, Nolan Hansen and Cory Wells all had a hit.
- Coach Weir
May 7 Noblesville (H) 6:00 pm (L) 7-0
The Kats struggled to get things going and lost to Noblesville 7-0 last night.

Rylee Burnett started and threw the first 1 1/3 innings, taking the loss. Cooper Hansen was very good in relief throwing 3 2/3 innings giving up only
one hit and striking out two.

At the plate, Michael Ewing was 1-for3, Cory Wells was 2-for-3 and Easton Dupay was 1-for-2.
- Coach Weir
May 8 Marion (T) 5:30 pm (W) 8-2
Michael Ewing (one inning), Gavin Wallace (two innings), Julian Williams (two innings) and Easton Dupay (two innings) combined on the mound to give up six hits and two runs with five strikeouts.

At the plate, Jaden Armfield led the way going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs. Cory Wells went 1-or-1 with two runs scored and a RBI. Justin Hurlock had a pair of hits, and Taylor Duncan, Cooper Hansen, and Payton McClain all added a single.
​Coach Weir
May 11 NCC Tournament @ TBA 11:00 am McCutcheon 11 - Kokomo 1 (five innings)
Kokomo 2 - Richmond 0
The Kats played in the championship bracket of the NCC Tournament in Lafayette on Saturday.

In the first game against McCutcheon, we lost 11-1 in five innings. The score was tied 1-1 in the bottom of the third, but McCutcheon put nine runs on the board and took a commanding 10-1 lead. They later ended the game with a run in the fifth.

Cory Wells was 1-for-2 with a RBI against the Mavs.
In the second game (the NCC’s third-place game), the Kats beat Richmond 2-0.

Charez Butcher started the game on the mound and gave up one hit and struck out six in four innings to get the win. Mason Keller pitched the final three innings, giving up two hits and striking out one.

Payton McClain went 2-for-2, registering a pair of singles, and Charez was 1-for-1 with an RBI.
- Coach Weir
May 13 Westfield (H) 6:00 pm (L) 12-3
The Kats lost to Westfield 12-3 on Senior Night.

Easton Dupay started on the mound and threw the first 1 1/3 inning. Cayden Belt, Tre Hizer, Cooper Hansen, and Mason Keller all pitched in relief. Tre threw three good innings giving up three hits and no runs with three strikeouts. Mason pitched the last inning giving up no hits with a strikeout.

At the plate, Michael Ewing, Jaden Armfield, and Keller each had one hit.

The seven seniors playing their last home game were Jabrian Adams, Rylee Burnett, Easton Dupay, Michael Ewing, Justin Hurlock, Payton McClain and Julian Williams.
- Coach Weir
May 18 Northwestern (T) 11:00 am Canceled

IHSAA Sectional @ Laf. Jeff
McCutcheon 2 - Kokomo 0
The game was tied 0 – 0 going into the fifth inning, but a single, walk, sacrifice bunt, and a fielder’s choice scored the first run. That was followed by a single to score another run and McCutcheon took a 2-0 lead and held on to win the game.

Cayden Belt started on the mound and threw all six innings, giving up five hits, two runs, four walks, and two strikeouts.

The Kats strung together four hits with Ethan Guire hitting a double and Payton McClain, Easton Dupay and Cayden all getting a single.

The Kats played great defense turning two double plays and getting a great catch in left field by Cory Wells. But the Kats couldn’t get the big hit when they needed it and finished the season with the loss.

The Kats finished the season 14-10-1.
- Coach Weir
Zionsville 8 - Harrison 1

McCutcheon vs Zionsville May 25th
Logansports vs Lafayette Jeff
Championship Game on May 27th

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