Dodge City A’s vs Great Bend Bat Cats 7-25-18

The Dodge City A's lead 9 to 0 over the Great Bend Bat Cats when the game was called in the bottom of the fourth inning due to weather at Al Burns Memorial Field in Great Bend, Kansas on July 25, 2018. (Photo: Joey Bahr, www.joeybahr.com)

The Great Bend Bat Cats held their final game of the season on July 25th by hosting the Dodge City A’s.

With it being the final game, the team recognized the local families that opened up their homes to host a player or players for the summer.

After thanking the families, it was time to play some baseball.

Both teams went 1-2-3 in their respective halves of the first inning. Then Dodge City exploded for seven runs in the second inning. The A’s added two more runs in the third inning.

Great Bend threatened to put a run on the board in the bottom of the third, but the Dodge City catcher tagged the runner out at home plate.

Early in the bottom of the fourth inning lighting crackled across the sky and caused the game to be delayed. After consulting weather radar and seeing several more lightning bolts flashing near the field, the coaches decided to call the game.

This ended the season for both teams.

Head Coach Rodger Ward took his players aside and talked to them for one last time this summer. He then shook hands and hugged each player before everyone gathered for a final team picture.

The season did not go as hoped at the start. All of the players could not hide the pride they had in being a Great Bend Bat Cat and for the friendships they made this summer.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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