Varsity Baseball

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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
Apr. 26 Northwestern (T) 6:00 pm
Apr. 27 Brebeuf (DH) (T) 11:00 am
Apr. 29 Western (H) 7:00 pm
Apr. 30 Zionsville (H) 6:00 pm
May 4 NCC Tournament @ TBA 11:00 am
May 7 Noblesville (H) 6:00 pm
May 8 Marion (T) 5:30 pm
May 11 NCC Tournament @ TBA 11:00 am
May 13 Westfield (H) 6:00 pm
May 18 Muncie Central (DH) (T) 11:00 am









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