DODGE CITY — The Great Bend Braves Class A American Legion baseball team split a doubleheader with the Dodge City Rangers on Wednesday night.
The Rangers came from behind to win 12-11 with a walk-off triple in the first game. The Braves were controlled the second game, winning 11-3.
Bryce Beck, who recorded the win against the Rangers in the championship game of the Braves Baseball Classic on Sunday, drew a loss after pitching the final two innings of the first game.
“We had a four-run lead going into the bottom of the seventh and they scored five runs to win it,” Braves head coach Randy Beck said. “We had three errors in the seventh that killed us.”
Dakota Conaway went 4-for-5 with two doubles in the first game.
Braden Jones recorded the win in the nightcap for Great Bend, pitching five of the six innings of the time-shortened game.
“We had six hits total in the second game,” Randy Beck said. “Conaway was 2-for-4 and he was the only one with more than one hit.”
in Pratt tourney
The Braves will be competing in a tournament in Pratt this weekend.
The first game is set for noon today.
Great Bend is slated to play another game on Saturday afternoon at 1 in the 12-team tournament.
Randy Beck was unsure of who the Braves opponents will be.
“I’ve texted (the tournament coordinator) a couple times, but I don’t know who we’ll be playing,” Randy Beck said. “If we lose either Friday or Saturday we will play another game on Saturday at 6:30. If we win, we’ll play on Sunday.”
— Kevin Price