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Pro baseball team not returning to Great Bend

A Great Bend Boom player slides into second base during the team’s inaugural season last summer. The team will not be returning for the 2017 season.

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The Great Bend Boom has gone bust.

The Pecos League professional baseball team that held its inaugural season in Great Bend in 2016 will not return this summer, Pecos League Commissioner Andrew Dunn said. He cited lack of support for the decision.

“The Pecos League attempted to get on track in Great Bend but could never match the support of Garden City or Salina,” he said, referring to sister teams in other Kansas communities. Founded in 2011, the Houston-based league is an independent pro ball league which operates in 10 cities in desert mountain regions throughout New Mexico, Southern Arizona ...

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