Rattler Round Up
Brock Kappelmann - July 15, 2019 3:40 pm
The Liberal Rattler Senior Babe Ruth team finished play in the Babe Ruth 16-18 State Tournament at Columbus this weekend. Meanwhile the 12’s were a runner up in Frontenac and the 9’s won state in Harper. And this week, two Rattler teams host state tournaments.
The Senior Babe Ruth Rattlers opened with a 6-0 win over Wellington Thursday in Columbus. Ethan Green got the WOW and Garrett Hall the MVP. Liberal continued a successful stretch in pool play by beating Parsons 12-7 on Friday. Aiden Pittman got the WOW and Ulises Rivera the MVP. In bracket play on Saturday, Parson defeated the Rattlers 8-4. Max Valles got the WOW and Garret Hall the MVP.
The 12 year old Rattlers played at state in Frontenac. They opened Thursday with a 10-0 win over Grant County but lost later that night 7-0 to Frontenac. Liberal beat Western Kansas 8-1 Friday in pool play. Saturday Liberal edged Parsons 3-1. In bracket play on Sunday, the Rattlers again beat Parson 6-2. Frontenac rallied to beat the Rattlers in the state championship game 6-5.
The 9 year old Rattlers won the state Cal Ripken title at Harper. They opened with a 24-2 win over Wellington on Friday and beat Harper 25-4 Friday night. Saturday, the Rattlers topped Cottonwood Valley 15-0 and defeated Frontenac 17-5 Saturday night. Sunday in bracket play, they beat Wellington 15-2 and won state with a 2-1 win over Frontenac in seven innings. The Rattlers compete at the Midwest Plains Regional at Frontenac beginning on Thursday.
The 13-15 and 14 state tournaments will be in Liberal this weekend. For the 13-15 state tournament, team check in is a Mahuron Park from 1-5 on Wednesday and a player-coach picnic will be a Light Park Pavillion on Wednesday night at 6. There will be a free swim party at Adventure Bay at 8. Play begins Thursday at noon. The opening ceremonies are Thursday night at 7:30.
Here is the schedule for the 13-15 state tournament.
Noon- Holcomb vs. District 4
2:30 Colubus vs. Grasnt county
5- Fredonia vs. Western Kansas
8- Wild Card East vs. Liberal
9:30- District 4 vs. Fredonia
Noon- Grant County vs. Wild Card East
2:30- Western Kansas vs. Holcomb
5- Liberal vs. Columbus
Noon- Holcomb vs. Fredonia
2:30- Columbus vs. Wild Card East
5- District 4 vs. Western Kansas
7:30- Liberal vs. Grant County
10- National 2 vs. American 1
Noon American 2 vs. National 1
Here is the schedule for 14’s
Haven at Liberal (best 2 of 3)
Friday at 8
Saturday 9:30 a.m.