HAYS — In their final game of the Wild West Fest wood bat tournament, the Great Bend Braves were able to shut down Fort Morgan, Colo.
The Braves won 2-0 on Sunday morning at Thomas More Prep Marian’s field, getting a little payback for the 8-1 beating that Fort Morgan gave them during pool play the day before.
Tristan Hall threw a complete game one-hitter, giving up two walks and two hit by pitches while striking out five batters.
“Tristan threw the ball well,” Braves head coach Jordan Metro said. “Our defense behind him was really good. It was by far the best defensive performance this year.”
The Braves scored in the top of the first inning, just like they did in Saturday’s game against Fort Morgan.
Dillon Reiser hit a triple, and Shade Wondra drove him in with a sacrifice to put Great Bend ahead 1-0.
In the top of the third, it was Reiser again who scored after getting on base with a single. He went 2-for-3 with Great Bend’s only extra-base hit.
Wondra came through at the plate yet again. He hit a single to drive in Reiser for a 2-0 advantage.
“Wondra does a good job at the plate,” Metro said. “You can always count on him to have good at-bats.”
Great Bend had six hits in the game.
The Braves travel to Hays tonight for a doubleheader against the Hays Renegades at Larks Park. The first game starts at 6.
— Kevin Price