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Great Bend Braves baseball beats Cunningham 36-0

POSTED July 12, 2017 10:59 a.m.

BUHLER — The Class A Great Bend Braves 17-and-under baseball team rolled past Cunningham 36-0 in Tuesday’s Class A zone opener. The Braves (23-12) play Pratt at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.
The Braves scored 13 runs in the first inning and 23 runs in the second inning. Dalton Barfield and Brayden Powell drove in four runs. Barfield and Christian Zahnter delivered three-run triples. Riley Smith and Joey Soupiset hit two-run triples and Eduardo Bujanda hit a two-run single.
Braves pitchers Jacob Hanrahan, Jayce Christiansen and Nahum Olivas combined for a three-inning no-hitter.
The Zone champion and Hays qualify for the Class A state tournament July 19-23 at Hays.

CLASS A ZONE 4 BUHLER
WINNER QUALIFIES FOR STATE
TUESDAY’S GAMES
Game 1—Russell 12, Hays Eagles 11
Game 2—Pratt 86ers 13, Buhler Nationals 6
Game 3—Great Bend Braves 36, Cunningham 0
Game 4—Buhler Nationals 19, Cunningham 0

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES
Game 5—1 p.m.—McPherson 15-7 vs. Russell 13-12
Game 6—3:15 p.m.—Great Bend Braves 23-12 vs. Pratt 11-6
Game 7—5:30 p.m.—Buhler Nationals 20-19 vs. loser game 5
Game 8—7:45 p.m.— Hays Eagles 14-16 vs. loser game 6

THURSDAY’S GAMES
Game 9—3 p.m.—Winners games 5, 6
Game 10—5:15 p.m.—Winners games 7, 8
Game 11—7:30 p.m.—Winner game 10 vs. loser game 9

FRIDAY’S GAMES
Game 12—5 p.m.—Winners games 9, 11
Game 13—7:15 p.m.—Winner game 12 vs. loser game 12 (if needed)

BRAVES 36, CUNNINGHAM 0
Cunningham 000 — 0 0 10
Braves (13)(23) — 36 22 2
Lorke, McMullen (2), Holmes (3) and Schnitker. Hanrahan, Christiansen (2), Olivas (3) and Smith. W—Christiansen. L—Lorke. 2B—GB—Barfield, Eduardo Bujanda, Hanrahan, Powell. 3B—GB—Soupiset, E. Bujanda, Hanrahan, Zahnter, Smith.

PRATT 13, BUHLER 6
Buhler 311 001 — 6 8 6
Pratt 044 23x — 13 11 1
Goans, Davis (2), Brown (4), McCurdy (5) and Ely. Arensdorf, Bolen (3) and Lamatsch. W—Bolen. L—Davis. 2B—P—Theis; B—Henaha 2, Goans, McCurdy. 3B—B—Sides.

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