The Great Bend Braves 17-and-under American Legion baseball team rallied from deficits to sweep the Hays Eagles 11-9 and 10-8 in a pair of comeback victories Wednesday at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
The Braves (6-2) play Cunningham at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
BRAVES 11, EAGLES 9 — Calan Haberman, Eduardo Bujanda and Colin Hall each drove in two runs after the Braves rallied after losing a 7-0 lead.
Jesus Bujanda, Hall and Jayce Christiansen delivered RBIs in a three-run first inning. Townshend Kurth’s single drove home Haberman and Jesus Bujanda and Eduardo Bujanda hit back-to-back doubles that scored Kurth and Jesus Bujanda. Hall’s single scored Eduardo Bujanda for a 7-0 lead after two innings.
Joey Soupiset’s single drove home Nahum Olivas for an 8-8 tie in the fifth inning. Haberman’s single off pitcher Chase Brous drove home Soupiset and Cal Kaiser for a 10-8 lead. Haberman scored on an error.
BRAVES 10, EAGLES 8 — The Braves rallied for three sixth-inning runs for a 10-8 victory. Jesus Bujanda’s double scored Haberman off pitcher Levi Hickert. Jesus Bujanda scored on an error. Hall’s single scored Eduardo Bujanda for a 10-8 lead.
Kurth’s double, Jesus Bujanda’s triple and Eduardo Bujanda single sparked a three-run third inning. Hall scored on a fourth-inning passed ball for a 4-2 lead.
Haberman and Kurth scored on passed balls and Jesus Bujanda scored when Soupiset was hit by a pitch for a 7-2 lead after five innings.
The Eagles scored six runs and Hickert scored the go-ahead run for an 8-7 lead on a wild pitch after four walks and four singles in the sixth inning.
BRAVES 11, EAGLES 9
Hays 003 500 1 – 9 10 2
Braves 340 040 x — 11 12 3
Moore, Brous (5) and Lummus. Powell, Eduardo Bujanda (6) and Hall, Smith (6). W—Powell. L—Moore. 2B—GB—Jesus Bujanda, E. Bujanda.
BRAVES 10, EAGLES 8
Hays 002 006 0 – 8 10 2
Braves 003 133 x — 10 7 1
Wamser, Smith (5), Hickert (5), Hayes (6) and Dinkel. Soupiset, Hall (5), E. Bujanda (6), Kurth (6) and J. Bujanda. W—Kurth. L—Hickert. 2B—GB—J. Bujanda, Kurth; H—Haynes. 3B—GB—J. Bujanda.
2017 BRAVES (6-2)
WW Russell 13-3, 14-3
L Chanute 2-8, W Kansas Senators 10-2, L Emporia 1-2, W Mound City 10-9
WW Hays 11-9, 10-8
6-11—Cunningham, 3 p.m.
6-13—at Dodge City, 6 p.m.
6-14—Pratt, 6 p.m.
6-21—at Hays, 6 p.m.
6-28—Dodge City, 6 p.m.
6-30—at Pratt Tournament
7-1-2—at Pratt Tournanent
7-8—at Class AA Zone