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Great Bend looks to get back to form on road
Class AAA American Legion
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Their last win came on the road when the Great Bend Chiefs swept a doubleheader from the Salina Falcons at Dean Evans Stadium.
That was on June 26.
Since then, the Chiefs (6-20) have been on an eight-game losing streak that includes four losses at the Kansas Grand Slam Wood Bat Tournament in Salina.
The Chiefs will look to right the ship this evening as they travel to Prairie Hills Middle School in Hutchinson to challenge Buhler. Game 1 of the doubleheader is set for 4.
Great Bend is coming off a pair of losses on Wednesday at McPherson, 7-2 and 10-5.

McPherson rallies
to beat Chiefs in Game 2
McPHERSON — The Great Bend Chiefs took an early lead against McPherson in Game 2 of a Class AAA American Legion doubleheader on Wednesday night, but a six-run sixth inning led to a 10-5 Chiefs loss.
“We gave up six runs in the sixth,” Chiefs head coach Michael Stettinger said. “Defensively, we just shot ourselves in the foot a little bit. We had a double-play ball that we just threw away.
“We started off the inning with a couple walks and a misplayed bunt, and it all came back to hurt us.”
Jaxx Hillman led things off in the top of the first, reaching base on an error. He scored on a passed ball.
Matthew Zecha scored when Bryce Beck drew a walk with the bases loaded, giving the Chiefs a 2-0 lead in the top of the third.
McPherson closed the gap to 2-1 in the bottom of the third, but Great Bend put two more runs on the board in the top of the fourth.
Alex Deist led off the inning with a single, and advanced to second on a Brett Basye sacrifice bunt before Beck hit a two-run single, also scoring Matthew Zecha.
McPherson tied the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the fifth before Beck was relieved by Tristan Jones, who got the Chiefs out of the jam without giving up another run.
Beck went 4 innings and recorded five strikeouts.
Then, McPherson put up six runs in the sixth to take the lead.
The Chiefs, who only managed four hits, scored in the top of the seventh when Jones crossed the plate on a passed ball.