NO HITTER for HIGGIE - DUKES Advance to 2-0 in pool play @ STATE!

Create: 07/14/2018 - 21:48

If you went to the concession stand in Liberal Saturday afternoon and had to wait very long, you probably missed the WELLINGTON vs HAVEN game at the Sr. Babe Ruth State Tourney, which ended after just 3 innings. Final Score: THE DUKES 20 HAVEN 00. With 17 hits and the 20 runs, this outcome was never in doubt. Brayden Higginbotham was on the mound for WELLINGTON and threw a 3 inning run-rule no hitter, gave up 2BB and struck out 1. Pretty much fulfills all the requirements for using the adjective "AWESOME" to describe that performance!! Great Job Higgie!



Grey Hatfield 3/4, 3R, 2RBI, DBL // DeAndre Washington 2/4, 2R, 1RBI // Jack Nuss 2/3, 3R, 1RBI, DBL, HBP // Julian Jimenez 2/2, 4R, 3RBI, 2BB, DBL // Cade Fairbanks 1/1, 2R, 1RBI, 1BB // Chi Barton 1/2, 1RBI, 1SO // Michael Ledbetter 1/2, 1R, 1RBI, 1SO, DBL //Zane Cornejo 1R, 1BB // Matthew Rinehart 3/3, 2R, 5RBI, DBL //Silas Popplewell 1/1, 1RBI, 1BB // Gage Cunningham 1/1, 1R, 2RBI // Brayden Higginbotham 0/2, 1R, 1SO, HBP


Brayden Higginbotham (WP) 3.0 innings, 0 HITS, 0 RUNS, 0 EARNED RUNS, 2BB, 1SO

Next Action - SUNDAY @ 10:30AM vs Grant County (Ulysses) and then finish up pool play vs Liberal @ 5:30PM - "looking good to qualify for bracket play" Coach Frazee reported on Saturday!

KEEP THE "W's" coming men!!

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Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at or on Facebook or at any Crusader and/or Knight event year-round.