RUSSELL - Hoisington pitcher Jacob Warnken struck out four batters and pitched to contact to work through five perfect innings. But everything went south in the sixth inning when Nickerson rallied for a 5-3 Class 4A-Division 2 regional baseball victory.
HUTCHINSON - Great Bend's softball team was one play away from tying Hutchinson High. But Emma Cape was thrown out at home on a close play that sealed Hutchinson's 3-2 opening victory. The Salt Hawks swept the Panthers with a 7-4 second-game victory Thursday. The slumping Salthawks (10-10) had lost 10 of 14 games entering the twin bill.