Rattler Round Up: The Best in the Midwest
Brock Kappelmann - July 22, 2019 1:46 pm
For the first time, the Liberal Rattlers have won a Midwest Plains Regional. The 9U Rattlers won the regional at Frontenac this past weekend. The Rattler 15’s and 14’s won state championships in Liberal this weekend.
The 9U Rattlers won state at Harper last weekend and represented Kansas at the Midwest Plains Regional which happened to be in Kansas in Frontenac. The Rattlers won the regional title over Bismarck, North Dakota 4-3 in seven innings Sunday afternoon. That’s after a 13-3 run rule win over Booneville, Missouri Sunday afternoon. The Rattlers won their pool going 3-0 to earn a day off on Saturday. The Rattlers won Thursday 7-0 over Sikeston, Missouri. The Rattlers won Friday 15-0 over Lamar, Colorado and beat Bismarck 12-3. They advance to the Cal Ripken World Series in Fort Myers, Florida.
The 15U Rattlers lost a game in pool play but won the state championship Sunday at the National Beef Family Sports Complex. The Rattlers defeated Chapman 9-5 Sunday evening. They beat Holcomb 15-0. The games were pushed back due to rain Saturday night. Liberal opened pool play with a 17-2 win over Cottonwood Valley Thursday. They lost to Columbus 7-6 in pool play. Liberal beat Grant County Saturday night 20-5. They advance to the Midwest Plains Regional in Williston, North Dakota July 24-28.
The 14U Rattlers also took care of business at home to win a state championship. The Rattlers beat Haven 12-11 Friday and 15-4 on Saturday at the National Beef Family Sports Complex. They advance to the Midwest Plains Regional in Garden City July 24-28.