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Panther baseball loses heartbreaker
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Members of the 2021 GBMS volleyball team are front row—Lainey Smith, Jadynce Schroeder, Shatarah Newton, Henley Nairn, Rhett Nairn; second row—Hayley Suchy, Allie Gerhardt, Braelyn Turner, Kaitlyn Dreiling, Camryn Post, Alyvia Batchman, Miya Nachtigal, Kamryn Koelsch, Kya Behr, Meredith Mazouch, MacKenzie Lindberg, Jaselyn Werth, Heidi Jording, Braylee Carper, Kynli Shull; third row—Maddison Gaddis, Sophia Cale, Remmi Burkes, Katelyn Roddey, Ava Kaiser, Lydia Schaub, Alex Mayers, Araceli Aguilera, Zoey Mayberry, Sophia Elsen. back row—Naima Zapita, Gabriella Tomlin, Chalya Prenderegast, Kourtnee Leech, Olivia Boone, Madelynne Siefkes, Kimmy Hofflinger, Katherine Mazouch, Denver Ringo, Tatum Anderson, Alyssa McCulley, Kyra Lewis.

DODGE CITY — Great Bend's baseball team is always one run away.

Dodge City edged Great Bend 3-2 Tuesday to earn its first Western Athletic Conference baseball victory. Great Bend (5-7, 2-4 WAC) is virtually eliminated from the WAC race entering Thursday's single home game against Hays High (11-0, 5-0 WAC). Dodge City (7-4, 1-4 WAC) plays Wichita Heights April 22. 

Dodge City scratched out three runs with three hits. The Red Demons led 1-0 when Matt Friess bunted home Noah Sowers after a double and sacrifice bunt by Damian Rodriguez. 

Great Bend scored a third-inning run when Alex Schremmer doubled home Chance Perry. Dodge City answered with a pair of third-inning runs that started with back-to-back hit batters on Adrian Mendoza and Cody Ibarra. Alden Knedler's double scored Mendoza. Erubiel Duron's groundout scored Ibarra for a 3-1 lead.

Calasn Haberman and Schremmer delivered back-to-back fifth-inning singles. Haberman scored on Jesus Bujanda's groundout for a 3-2 score.  

The Panthers were retired in order in the final two innings.

Great Bend 001 010 0 — 2 6 1

Dodge City 012 000 x — 3 3 0

Soupiset and Hall. Sowers and Knedler. W—Sowers. L—Soupisert. 2B—GB—Schremmer; DC--Knedler.


Hays High 5-0 11-0

Liberal 3-2 7-3

Garden City 3-4 7-4

Great Bend 2-4 5-7

Dodge City 1-4 7-4


Dodge City 3, Great Bend 2

Garden City 5, Liberal 4; Liberal 6, Garden City 2