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Ball tournament expected to draw 2,000 to Great Bend

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Editor's note: This updates a story that was previously published on the website.

Thirteen baseball and softball teams will travel to Great Bend at the end of this month for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament, April 30 through May 3.
The Great Bend Sports Complex has a two-year contract to host the conference, said Chris Umphres, sports director at the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
“This is a big deal for Great Bend,” said Diann Henderson, executive director of the GBRC.
The double-elimination tournament will bring approximately 2,000 people to town over four days, Umphres said.
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