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Great Bend Braves win two games at McPherson
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Great Bend Braves win two games

MCPHERSON – The Great Bend Braves American Junior Legion team won two of four games at the McPherson Tournament.

The Braves defeated Central Kansas 9-7 and Dodge City 10-4 and lost to Topeka 13-5 and McPherson 7-4.

BRAVES 9, CENTRAL KANSAS 7 (G1) – The Braves scored nine runs with two out with a four-run first inning and five-run sixth inning. The Braves drew nine walks and Central Kansas contributed six errors.

Gavin Haberman, Joseph Moeder, Brad Beck and Paco Hernandez scored on first-inning errors.

After trailing 7-4, the Braves scored five runs. Braves Jade Poe and Mathew Moeder scored on bases-loaded walks. Chayse Gruber scored on a wild pitch. Haberman and Joseph Moeder scored on errors.

TOPEKA 13, BRAVES 5 (G2) – Topeka drilled 14 hits to overpower the Braves.

Jade Poe scored on a first-inning error. Sage Koelsch’s single scored Stefan Spray and Esten Moore scored on a second-inning error. Poe scored on a fourth-inning groundout and Brad Beck’s single scored Joseph Moeder

BRAVES 10, DODGE CITY 4 (G3) – Braves pitcher Chayse Gruber worked seven solid innings to earn the victory.

Gavin Haberman’s single scored Moore and Koelsch in the third inning. Mathew Moeder scored on a bases-loaded fifth-inning walk. Haberman’s sacrifice fly scored Koelsch and Joseph Moeder scored on an error for a 5-2 lead.

Esten Moore’ single scored Haberman to ignite a five-run seventh-inning. Mathew Moeder’s double scored Poe and Beck. Moore scored on a wild pitch. Mathew Moeder scored on an error for a 10-4 decision.

MCPHERSON 7, BRAVES 4 (G4) – Brave Esten Moore drove home two runs in a losing effort.

Joseph Moeder singled home Koelsch for a first-inning run. Brad Beck scored on Moore’s fourth-inning groundout. Moore singled home Beck in a two-run sixth inning. Gruber scored on a bases-loaded walk. Poe and Joseph Moeder were retired to strand the bases loaded with the tying runner at first base.

GB Braves 400 005 – 9 1 5

Central Kansas 060 100 – 7 8 6

Spray, Gruber and Beck. W—Spray.

GB Braves 120 20 – 5 5 3

Topeka 204 443 – 13 14 6

Hernandez, Joseph Moeder (3), Poe (5) and Beck. L—Hernandez.

GB Braves 002 030 5 – 10 11 3

Dodge City 000 210 1 – 4 6 6

Gruber and Poe. W—Gruber. 2B—GB—Mathew Moeder, Haberman.

GB Braves 100 102 – 4 7 1

McPherson 120 31x – 7 7 0

Koelsch, Haberman (4), Feist (5) and Beck. L—Koelsch.