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Great Bend Chiefs roar past Otis-Bison
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Great Bend Chiefs pitcher Colin Hall.

The Great Bend Chiefs rolled past the Otis-Bison Legion baseball team 17-1 and 8-0 in Wednesday’s doubleheader at the Great Bend Sports Complex. 

Four Chiefs pitchers combined for a no-hitter in the nightcap. Great Bend Chief Jayce Kohls homered against his teammates at Otis-Bison, where Kohls attends high school.

The Chiefs (8-0) play the Barn at 11:15 a.m. at Lawson-Biggs Field and 316 Elite at 2:30 p.m. at Al Burns Field at the Barton Community College Tournament.

CHIEFS 17, OTIS-BISON 1 (G1) — Colin Hall drove home four runs and Christian Zahnter drove in three runs to highlight a 16-hit attack. The Chiefs scored seven runs in the first inning and 10 runs in the second inning.

Layton Holden drilled a two-run double and Alex Schremmer, Townshend Kurth, Hall and Zahnter added RBI singles in a seven-run first inning. Townshend Kurth scored on an error. 

Hall drilled a three-run double and Riley Smith delivered a two-run double in a 10-run second inning. Holden, Schremmer and Zahnter aded RBI singles. Carson Smith scored on an error and Riley Smith scored on a passed ball for a 17-0 lead.

Otis-Bison’s Kendall Steinert scored on a bases-loaded third-inning walk to Jackson Gilpin. 

CHIEFS 8, OTIS-BISON (G2) — Townshend Kurth and Kohls homered to highlight a six-hit attack. Pitchers Joey Soupiset, Christian Zahnter, Riley Smith and Jayce Kohls combined for a five-inning no-hitter. Smith and Kohls each struck out three batters.

Kurth’s inside-the-park homer scored Alex Schremmer to spark a seven-run first inning. Riley Smith scored on a wild pitch and Carson Smith scored on an error. Riley Smith douibled home Colin Hall and Kohls. Schremmer’s single scored Soupiset for a 7-0 lead.

Kohls’ second-inning homer to left field capped the Chiefs’ scoring.

Otis-Bison 000 — 1 3 3

GB Chiefs 7(10)x — 17 16 0

Regan and Gradig. Kurth, Smith (2), Olivas (3) and Hall. W—Kurth. L—Regan. 2B—GB—Smith, Hall, Holden. 3B—GB—Schremmer.

Otis-Bison 000 00 — 0 0 1

GB Chiefs 710 0x — 8 6 1

Roth and Gradig. Soupiset, Zahnter (2), Smith (3), Kohls (4) and Soupiset. W—Soupiset. L—Roth. 2B—GB—Smith. HR—GB—Kurth, Kohls.