HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Behind shutout pitching from Hayden Arnold and Cory Didier, the Liberal Bee Jays defeated the Hutchinson Monarchs 2-0 on Tuesday at Hobart-Detter Field in the NBC World Series powered by Energy.
Arnold recorded six strikeouts in six innings of work while Didier did not allow a hit in the final three innings of play. Monarchs pitcher Ryan Stuempfig of Wichita State led Hutchinson with three strikeouts in just two innings. Cayde Ward led the Bee Jays offensively, going 3-for-4 at the plate.
Following a Ward single in the bottom of the second inning, Tyler Delong came up with a double to right field to put runners in scoring position. Aidan Shepardson drove in the go-ahead run in the next at-bat, hitting a sacrifice fly to center field.
Liberal scored again in the bottom of the fourth inning, driving in a run off a sacrifice fly following two singles.
The Bee Jays will play either Santa Barabara or Denver in the winner’s bracket in Wichita on Thursday. The Monarchs will play the KCCBA All-Stars on Wednesday in Hutchinson at 6 p.m.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Thanks to 12 hits in just six innings, the Hutchinson, KS Monarchs defeated the KCCBA All-Stars 12-1 in the 2020 NBC World Series powered by Evergy on Wednesday night at Hobart-Detter field.
Taylor Barber and Clayton Chadwick led the Monarchs with a 3-for-4 outing at the plate each, with Chadwick driving in five RBIs to lead Hutchinson in that category. Mikel Howell pitched all six innings for the Monarchs and recorded five strikeouts with only one earned run.
Barber helped the Monarchs strike first in the top of the first inning, driving in the go-ahead run with an RBI single. Following a seven-run top of the third inning, Drew Reetz came up with an RBI double in the top of the fourth inning to put the Monarchs ahead by nine runs.
KCCBA’s Jaidan Quinn put the All-Stars on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning, smashing a solo home run. The Monarchs scored three more runs in the top of the sixth inning, allowing them to take the game in a run-rule effort.
The Monarchs will play on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in Hutchinson, taking on the winner of the Hattiesburg, MS Black Sox vs. Denver, CO Cougars matchup.
HUTCHINSON, Kan.- The Hutchinson, KS Monarchs stayed alive in the 2020 NBC World Series powered by Evergy with a 5-4 victory over the Hattiesburg, MS Black Sox on Thursday night at Hobart-Detter Field.
The Monarchs combined for nine strikeouts, with Wichita State’s Liam Eddy coming up with five strikeouts in five innings pitched to earn the win. The Black Sox’s pitching staff combined for 11 strikeouts, with Tre Hobbs leading the way with six strikeouts.
Hutchinson had five separate hitters collect a hit to tally for five hits and Jaylyn Williams went 3-for-4 on offense to lead the Black Sox.
Following a one-out double, Taylor Barber came up with an RBI single to give the Monarchs its first lead of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Monarchs followed that up with a four-run bottom of the fifth inning, but the Black Sox stayed alive by getting on the scoreboard in the top of the sixth inning. The Black Sox used a three-run top of the eighth inning to cut the deficit to one and got the tying run on first following an error in the ninth, but the Monarchs sealed the win with two consecutive outs.
The Monarchs will face the Hays, KS Larks on Friday at 8:30 p.m. at Eck Stadium in Wichita.
WICHITA, Kan. – Behind two home runs and five RBIs from Clayton Chadwick, the Hutchinson, KS Monarchs defeated the Hays, KS Larks 11-3 by run-rule in the 2020 NBC World Series powered by Evergy on Friday night at Eck Stadium.
Chadwick (Sam Houston State) tied the single season record for home runs in Monarchs program history, bringing his total to nine in 2020. Jake Hamilton earned the win for Hutchinson with three strikeouts in five innings while Ryan Ruder came up with four strikeouts in four innings pitched for Liberal.
The Larks jumped on the board in the top of the first inning, with Corbin Truslow coming up with a two-run home run to put the Larks on top first. After Chadwick’s first home run in the bottom of the third inning, the Monarchs used a seven-run bottom of the fifth inning to open the gap.
A fielder’s choice and bases loaded walk scored two runs before loading the bases, with Chadwick capitalizing with his second grand slam of the summer season and third home run of the NBC World Series to put the Monarchs ahead 8-2. Following an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Monarchs finished off the job with another RBI single and a double stolen base in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Monarchs face the Houston, TX Express on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at Eck Stadium in Wichita.
WICHITA, Kan. – The Hutchinson, KS Monarchs stayed alive in the 2020 NBC World Series powered by Evergy on Saturday night at Eck Stadium, defeating the Houston, TX Express 10-4.
Hutchinson obtained its 32nd win of the season, the third most in program history. Tanner White led the Monarchs with three hits in five at-bats, coming up with four RBIs in the process. Austin Callahan hit his ninth home run of the summer season, tying the single season record for home runs in program history with teammate Clayton Chadwick.
The Houston, TX Express finished the NBC World Series with three wins, the most out of their three appearances, and collected its highest finish in program’s history with fourth place.
Tied 1-1 after the first inning, the Monarchs opened the gap with a five-run top of the second inning. A triple by White scored three runs and an RBI single with a sacrifice fly allowed the Monarchs to move ahead 6-1.
The Express scored a run in the bottom of the fifth inning, but four combined runs in the sixth and seventh inning allowed the Monarchs to claim the game by run-rule through the middle of the seventh inning. The Express, however, prevented a run-rule outing by scoring in the bottom of the seventh inning and scored another run in the bottom of the ninth, but the Monarchs held on to guarantee themselves their best overall finish (which was previously fourth) in the NBC World Series in 2020.
WICHITA, Kan. – The Cheney, KS Diamond Dawgs will make its second straight appearance in the NBC World Series championship game, coming up with a 10-3 victory over the Hutchinson, KS Monarchs in the 2020 NBC World Series powered by Evergy on Sunday night at Eck Stadium.
Cheney’s championship game appearance marks the 25th time a team has made the championship game two years in a row at the NBC World Series. Hutchinson collected its best finish in franchise history in the NBC World Series, finishing in third place and came up with its fourth 30-win season in the 12-year history of the team. Their 32 wins are the third most in franchise history.
Trevin Reynolds led the Diamond Dawgs with seven strikeouts in six innings pitched while Luke Sartori and Clayton Chadwick led the Hutchinson offense with two hits each.
The Monarchs grabbed the game’s first lead off a balk and a wild pitch in the bottom of the third inning, but the Diamond Dawgs used a five-run outing in the top of the fourth inning to take a three-run lead. A 6-3 putout in the bottom of the seventh inning allowed the Monarchs to cut the deficit to two runs. Cheney, however, extended its lead 7-3 off a two-run home run from Wichita State’s Corrigan Bartlett.
Caleb Farmer’s double to center field in the top of the ninth inning allowed the Diamond Dawgs to score two more insurance runs. Southeast Missouri’s Lincoln Andrews drove in the final insurance run for the Diamond Dawgs later in the inning, coming up with an RBI single.
The Diamond Dawgs face the seven-time NBC World Series champions, the Santa Barbara, CA Foresters, in the 2020 championship game on Monday night at 6 p.m. at Eck Stadium.