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

3- Championship

Here is the schedule for 14’s

Haven at Liberal (best 2 of 3)

Friday at 8

Saturday 9:30 a.m.


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