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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Wildcats defeat Marlow, 4-2

  • Bethel’s Hunter Heath moved to 6-0 Friday by five-hitting Marlow 4-2 at the rain-delayed Jones Tournament.
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  • Bethel’s Hunter Heath moved to 6-0 Friday by five-hitting Marlow 4-2 at the rain-delayed Jones Tournament.
     
    Heath, in seven innings, walked two and fanned two. Marlow had single runs in the first and fifth innings.
     
    Heath also fueled Bethel’s seven-hit offense with a double and a single. Down 1-0 entering the fourth, Bethel got a one-out double from Heath, who moved to third on an out, then scored on a single by J.T. Ketch.
     
    Down 2-1 entering the seventh, Bethel’s Ethan Gingrich was plunked by a pitch and Nate Milliman singled up the middle. Kieser Hladik advanced the runners to second and third with a bunt and Matt Watson knotted the game at 2 with a single and moved to second on the throw to the plate. Following an infield pop-up for the second out, Milliman scored on a passed ball and Clint Simmons capped the 3-run inning with an RBI single.
     
    “The pitcher we beat was 7-0 this season and 11-2 last year,” Bethel coach Todd Brown said. “Hunter did another excellent job keeping us in the game. It was a good win against a good team with a good pitcher on the mound.”
     
    Bethel, ranked 18th in Class 4A, will carry a 12-4 record into today’s 11 a.m. tournament game at Jones versus Byng.
     
    Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr.
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