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Great Bend reaches Zone final Saturday

Great Bend Braves pitcher Collin Hall delivers a pitch during a American Legion Class A Zone game against McPherson on Thursday.

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BUHLER — The Great Bend American Legion Braves celebration to the Class A Zone baseball championship was delayed 41/2 hours Thursday.
The Braves barely hung on for an 11-9 winners bracket victory over McPherson that ended a seven-hour marathon from start-to-finish. The Braves (25-12) advance to the championship game, which will be played at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Buhler Nationals, Pratt 86ers and McPherson will battle for a championship spot. 
That celebration was placed on hold when Mother Nature intervened. The Braves led 10-4 when a thunderstorm stopped play at 4:55 p.m. The game was delayed after ...

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