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Panther baseball splits with Monarchs

HAYS — Brett Basye and Logan Perry pitched Great Bend past Hays-Thomas More Prep 5-3 for a split of their twin bill Thursday. The Monarchs won the nightcap 7-5. Great Bend is 5-3.

Basye pitched five solid innings and Perry threw two frames to earn the save.
The Panthers scored two runs in the fourth inning. Brady Michel singled and Brayden Smith walked. Bryce Lytle’s double scored Michel and Smith scored on Payton Mauler’s groundout for a 2-0 lead.
The Panthers scored three runs in the fifth inning. Jacob Murray singled and scored on Anson Hall’s single. Michel singled. Hall scored when Jared Maneth reached on an error. Brayden Smith’s single scored Michel for a 5-0 lead.
Gavin Schumacher’s triple scored Cole Zimmerman and Schumacher scored on Tate Garcia’s groundout.
The Panthers turned a pair of double plays including an unassisted double play by second baseman Jaxx Hillman. Catcher Jared Maneth threw out Ryan Ruder on an attempted steal.

The Panthers rallied for a 5-4 lead before the Monarchs rallied on Rickey Hockett’s two-run homer. Jared Maneth and Brayden Smith each drove in two runs. Anson Hall singled in a run. In the third, Jaxx Hillman tripled and scored on Hall’s single. Michel walked and Maneth doubled home Hall and Michel to slice the lead to 4-3. Hall and Maneth reached on errors and Smith’s single drove home two runs for a 5-4 lead in the fifth inning.
TMP’s Ricky Hockett homered and drove in two runs. Jared Vitztum drove in two runs. Justin Pfeifer, Chase Romme and Jason Werth each drove in a run. Vitzum’s single drove in Hockett for a 5-5 tie. Hockett’s two-run homer also drove home Tate Garcia off Bryce Lytle.

GB 5, TMP 3
GB 000 230 0 — 5 8 1
TMP 000 020 1 — 3 6 1
Basye, Perry (6) and Maneth. Hockett and Romme. W—Basye. Sv-Perry. 2B—GB, Lytle. 3B—T, Schumacher.

TMP 7, GB 5
GB 003 020 0 — 5 5 3
TMP 400 012 x— 7 10 3
Hall, Smith (5), Lytle (6) and Maneth. Ruder and Romme. W—Ruder. L—Lytle. 2B—GB, Maneth; T, Romme, Pfeifer. 3B—GB, Hillman. HR—T, Hockett.