DODGE CITY — The Great Bend Chiefs, a Class AAA American Legion baseball team, split a doubleheader with Dodge City on Wednesday at Dodge City.
Dodge City edged Great Bend 3-2 in the first game.
Mitch Kottas drew the loss.
“Mitch threw a great game,” Chiefs head coach Michael Stettinger said. “He has pitched really well for us all season long, and it’s been great to see him improve from the high school season.
“He allowed a couple of runs but one was on a fluke single.”
The Chiefs began blasting away at the ball in the nightcap, taking the second game 13-2.
“We just had a better approach at the plate in the second game,” Stettinger said. “We were able to capitalize when we had runners in scoring position. We didn’t do that in the first game.
“We had runners in scoring position, but we just weren’t able to get them around when we needed to.”
Nick Ney scored the win for Great Bend, which had 12 hits in the second game.
“Nick pitched a good game as well,” Stettinger said, “and we played good defense behind him. Of course he pitched well only giving up a couple of runs.”
The Chiefs advance to 14-12 on the season.
Great Bend is back in action on Monday with a doubleheader in Pratt. The first game is slated to start at 6 p.m.