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Braves beat Pratt for third at Smoky Ford Tournament
Great Bend Braves win two of three
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PRATT – The Great Bend Braves Legion baseball team took advantage of four Pratt errors, eight walks and two hit batters to beat Pratt 7-2 for third place in the Smoky Ford Wood Bat Tournament.
The Braves scored one run with a base hit, scoring the other runs on errors and groundballs.
Jesus Bujanda singled home Calan Haberman in the first inning. Cal Kasier scored on Haberman’s groundball for a 2-2 tie.
Colin Hall and Joey Soupiset scored on third-inning Pratt errors for a 4-2 lead. Haberman stole home, Townshend Kurth scored on Eduardo Bujanda’s groundball and Jesus Bujanda scored an error for a 7-2 decision.
Jesus Bujanda worked into the sixth inning and Eduardo Bujanda completed the final two innings.
The Braves (22-12) play at Buhler July 5, a tuneup for the Buhler Zone July 11-14 on Buhler’s turf infield.

Pratt 200 000 0 – 2 4 4
GB 112 300 x – 7 4 1
Schrag, Lamatch (3), Evert (4) and Huber. Jesus Bujanda, Eduardo Bujanda (6) and Hall. 2_-J. Bujanda. L—Schrag.

Hoisington downs Braves

PRATT – Hoisington’s American Legion baseball team defeated the Great Bend Braves 6-2 in the Smoky Ford Wood Bat Baseball Tournament Friday. Hoisington’s Kaleb Blazek worked five innings and Jeremy Breit pitched the final two innings.
The Braves (21-12) led 2-0 after two innings. Cal Kaiser singled home Jayce Christiansen in the second inning. Joey Soupiset singled home Townshend Kurth in the third inning. Kaleb Blazek worked out of trouble when he retired Brayden Powell on a doubleplay.
Hoisington scored four runs in the third inning. Blazek singled home Derek Boxberger. Alex Schremmer scored on Kyle Lang’s sacrifice fly. Myles Menges walked and forced home Blazek. Trey Byers singled home Hunter Hanzlick for a 4-2 lead.
In the fifth inning, Menges stole home and Jerred Bieberle scored on a passed ball for a 6-2 lead.

GB 011 000 0 – 2 5 0
H 004 020 x – 6 8 0
Smith and Powell. Blazek, Breit (6) and Breit, Menges (6). W—Blazek. L—Smith. 2B—H—Blazek; GB—Kurth.

Braves win Pratt opener

PRATT — The Great Bend Braves American Legion baseball team roughed up the Dodge City Rangers 27-4 in Friday’s opening game of the Smoky Ford Pratt Tournament. The Braves scored 13 runs in the fourth inning.
BRAVES 27, RANGERS 4 — Colin Hall amd Brayden Powell each drove in four runs and Townshend Kurth drove in three runs. The Braves scored nine runs in the third inning. They topped that with 13 runs in the fourth inning.
Calan Haberman scored on Joey Soupiset’s groundout. Powell’s single scored Kurth and Hall for a 3-0 lead. Kurth’s infield single scored Nahum Olivas. Hall’s single scored Jayce Christiansen for a 5-1 lead.
Olivas scored on Haberman’s fly ball to start a nine-run third inning. Christiansen scored on Kurth’s groundball error. Hall’s infield single scored Haberman. Soupiset’s single scored Kurth. Hall and Soupiset scored on wild pitches. Cal Kaiser’s sacrifice fly scored pinch runner Christian Zahnter. Powell scored on an error for a 14-3 lead.
In the fourth inning, Hall, Soupiset, Smith and Kurth delivered RBI singles and Powell’s two-run single scored Soupiset and Smith. Cal Kaiser scored on an error. The Rangers committed three errors and allowed 11 runners to reach base without a hit.

GB 329 (13) — 27 13 3
DC 121 0 — 4 5 7
Soupiset and Smith, Bacon, Molina (3), Montgomery (3), Camacho (4) and Edwards. W—Soupiset. L—Bacon. 2B—GB—Smith.

POOL 1—Russell 2-0 Pratt 1-1, Great Bend Chiefs 1-1, Garden City 0-2 
POOL 2—Hoisington 2-0, Great Bend Braves 1-1  Dodge City Rangers 0-2 
Pratt 10, Great Bend Chiefs 2
Russell 3, Pratt 2
Great Bend Chiefs 9, Garden City 0
Russell 11, Garden City 3
Great Bend Braves 27, Dodge City 4
Hoisington def. Dodge City 
Hoisington 6, Great Bend Braves 2
1st-place--Russell 11, Hoisington 0
3rd place--Great Bend Braves 7, Pratt 2
5th-place--Great Bend Chefs 15, Garden City 4

2017 GREAT BEND BRAVES (22-12)
WW—Russell 13-3, 14-3
LW—Chanute 2-8; Kansas Senators 10-2
LW—Emporia 1-2; Mound City 10-9
WW—Hays 11-9, 10-8
WW—Cunningham 17-0, 36-2
WW—Dodge City 5-4, 8-2
WL—Pratt 13-8, 5-13
WWWWL—Braves Classic (Russell 10-2, Salina Hawks 9-1, Hutchinson 8-2, Russell 11-4, Salina Hawks 5-16)
LL—Hays 7-9, 14-15
WW—Kinsley 14-0, 12-2
LLLL—Chiefs Classic (Colts 0-4, Russell 8-11, Pratt 9-10, Larned 5-7)
WW—Dodge City 14-4, 9-6
WL—Kinsley 10-4, 15-16
WLW—Pratt Tournament (Dodge City 27-4, Hoisington 2-6, Pratt 7-2)
7-5—at Buhler
7-11-14–at Class A Zone, Buhler (Buhler Nationals, Cunningham, Hays Eagles, McPherson, Pratt, Russell)

1—Joey Soupiset RP-3B
3—Cal Kaiser 2B-CF-LF
4—Jacob Hanrahan RP-2B
5—Brayden Powell RP-3B
8—Calan Haberman RP-RF-CF
9—Riley Smith RP-2B-D-LF
10—Christian Zahnter RP-SS
13—Colin Hall RP-C-3B-RF
14—Nahum Olivas 2B-LF-RF
24—Eduardo Bujanda RP-1B-C
28—Jayce Christiansen RP-2B-RF-CF
33—Townshend Kurth RP-SS
42—Dalton Barfield RP-1B-C
35—Jesus Bujanda RF
Coaches—Travis Kurth, Darrin Hall