The Great Bend American Legion Braves (6-3-1) swept the Salina Eagles 11-9 and 13-3 in Tuesday’s baseball doubleheader at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
BRAVES 11, EAGLES 9 (G1) – Braves pitcher Campbell Coleman preserved a hard-fought victory by working three innings. The Braves rallied after trailing 4-0.
Jace Schartz scored on an error and Carson Poe scored on a second-inning bases-loaded walk.
The Braves scored eight runs in the third inning. Slade Mohr singled home Owen Kaiser. J.J. Grove scored on a bases-loaded walk. Coleman and Mohr scored on an Eli Soupiset single. Collin Saffa scored on a bases-loaded walk. Soupiset scored on an error. Grove doubled home Lane French and Kaiser for a 10-4 lead. Herrman scored the final insurance run on a groundout.
Salina Eagle Tyrus Young drove home three runs and Leon Rose drove home two runs.
BRAVES 13, EAGLES 3 (G2) – Slade Mohr drove home four runs and Coleman drove home three runs in a run-rule victory.
In a 3-run first inning, Kaiser singled home French, Umphres scored on a stolen base and Herrman scored on a groundout. Milsap scored on Herrman’s second-inning single.
Umphres scored on Coleman’s single and Grove and Saffa scored on Mohr’s single in a 3-run third inning.
The Braves closed out with a 6-run fourth inning. Saffa scored on Umphres’ single. Herrman scored on a wild pitch. Coleman doubled home Umphres and Kaiser. Mohr’s single scored Grove and Coleman.
Salina’s Finley Waltman, Cole Gilpin and Young delivered RBIs.
Salina Eagles 040 041 0 – 9 7 2
GB Braves 028 010 x—11 9 2
Poe, Milsap (3), Coleman (5) and Saffa. W—Milsap. 2B—GB—Grove; S—Rowe, Gordon. HR—S—Young.
Salina Eagles 012 0 –3 6 0
GB Braves 313 6 – 13 10 0
Kaiser, French (4) and Coleman. W—Kaiser. 2B—GB—Coleman.
BRAVES LEGION SCHEDULE (6-3-1)
WL Dodge City 3-2, 2-8
WW Larned 5-0, 6-4
WL Hays 5-4, 2-8
TIE—Dodge City, 5-5; L Dodge City 1-3
WW—Salina Eagles, 11-9-13-3
5-5—at Salina, 6
5-13—at Larned, 6
5-18-20—A Zone Tournament
5-27-31—A State Tournament
LEGION ROSTER—1 Jace Schartz, LF; 2 Peyden Oelger; 3 Collin Saffa, C/LF/RF; 3 Wriken Scobee, 1B; 5 Hunter Herrman, P/SS/3B/LF; 9 Slade Mohr, 1B/2B; 13 Owen Kaiser, C/1B/3B; 16 Trey Milsap, C/2B; 19 Lane French, C/2B/CF; 22 Carson Umphries, CF; 27 J.J. Grove, P/3B/2B/SS; 44 Campbell Coleman, P/C/RF/3B; Carson Poe, P/2B/LF/1B; Eli Soupiset, RF