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Panthers sweep Goddard baseball
Brayden Smith batting .684
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Panther Cory Burnham scores a run against Thomas More Prep. - photo by JIM MISUNAS Great Bend Tribune


GODDARD — After spotting Goddard a three-run lead, Great Bend’s baseball team outscored the Lions 17-2 to roll to a doubleheader sweep 8-4 and 9-1 Wednesday. The Panthers (5-1) play at home Tuesday against Hays High at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
Goddard led 3-0 when the first game was stopped by rain March 28 and it was resumed 22 days later. The most interesting aspect was Great Bend pitcher Logan Perry started both games.
Panther Brayden Smith continued a red-hot start with four hits in the nightcap. Smith is batting .684 — 13 for 19.
GREAT BEND 8, GODDARD 4 — Reliever Eddie Bujanda threw six innings with six strikeouts and no earned runs.
The Panthers rallied for seven runs in the fourth and fifth innings after hitting into two double plays with a runner picked off base in the third.
Logan Perry’s bases-loaded walk forced home Bryce Lytle. Brice Kaiser’s double scored Smith and Logan Perry and Eddie Bujanda scored the fourth run for a 4-3 lead.
In the fifth, Lytle’s sacrifice fly scored Konner Ireland and Eddie Bujanda’s single scored Payton Mauler and Logan Perry for a 7-4 lead. Logan Perry scored the Panthers’ final run on Brice Kaiser’s seventh-inning groundout.
GREAT BEND 9, GODDARD 1 — Left-handed pitcher Logan Perry (2-0) bounced back nicely after yielding a game-winning home run to Gavin Schumacher of Thomas More Prep Tuesday. Perry has struck out 16 batters in 15 innings. He lowered his ERA to 1.86 in three appearances.
Smith, Eddie Bujanda and Chance Perry each drove in two runs. The Panthers scored six first-inning runs. Bujanda and Chance Perry delivered two-RBI hits and Smith and Koy Brack drove in runs.
Ireland’s singled home Brack in the third inning. Smith’s single drove home Mauler in the fourth inning. Cory Burnham’s RBI single scored Brack in the fifth inning.
Great Bend 000 000 x — 8 12 5
Goddard 300 100 0 — 4 5 2
Logan Perry, Eddie Bujanda (2) and Brack. Ramos, Morrow (3), Cohens (5) and Burdett. W—E. Bujanda, 1-0. L—Schumacher. 2B—GB—Brack, Ireland, Kaiser; G—Burdett. 3B—GB—E. Bujanda.
Great Bend 600 110 0 — 9 12 1
Goddard 000 000 1 — 1 5 3
Logan Perry and Brack. Beason, Vang (2) and Schultz, Burdett. W—L. Perry, 2-0. L—Beason. 2B—GB—Smith, Brack. 3B—GB—Smith, Brack.

Liberal 8-0
Wichita Carroll 10-1
Maize High 9-1
Great Bend 5-1
Arkansas City 5-3
Goddard Eisenhower 3-5
Goddard High 2-7
Wichita Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 1-7

Great Bend 2-0 5-1
Garden City 2-2 5-5
Liberal 0-0 8-0
Dodge City 0-0 6-2
Hays High 0-2 2-4

Great Bend 8-3, Hays-TMP 0-4
Garden City 9-6, Hays High 8-5

Great Bend 8-9, Goddard 4-1

Colby at Liberal
Garden City at Dodge City

GREAT BEND (2-0, 5-1)—WW *Garden City 3-1, 4-3; WL Hays-TMP 8-0, 3-4: WW Goddard 8-4, 9-1; 4-25—*Hays High; 4-28—at Nickerson; 5-2—*Dodge City; 5-4 to 5-6—at Hays Diamond Classic; 5-9—at Liberal; 5-11—Larned

GARDEN CITY (2-2, 5-5)—WL Junction City 6-3, 0-3; LL Wichita Heights 4-6, 5-7; WW Wichita North 11-2, 9-2; LL *Great Bend 1-3, 3-4; WW *Hays High 9-8, 6-5; 4-21—at *Dodge City; 4-28—Hays-TMP; 5-2—at *Liberal; 5-5 to 5-6—at Emporia; 5-11—at Wichita West

LIBERAL (8-0)—WW Hugoton 15-0; 14-0; W Pratt 10-5; W Kingman 16-6; WW Guymon, Okla. 12-2, 18-3; 4-13—at Hays High, ppd.; W Blackwell, Okla. 11-6; W Alva, Okla. 2-1; 4-21—Colby; 4-25—at Dodge City 1; 4-28—at Ulysses; 5-2—Garden City; 5-5—Dodge City 1; 5-9—Great Bend

DODGE CITY (6-2)—WL Wichita East 5-1, 10-15; WW Wichita South 10-0 5-2; WW Hays-TMP 3-1, 6-3; L Hutchinson 2-5; W Wichita SE 16-7; 4-21—*Garden City; 4-25—*Liberal 1; 4-28—at *Hays High; 5-2—at *Great Bend; 5-5—at *Liberal 1; 5-9—at Wichita Heights, Newton; 5-12—Derby, Wichita SE

HAYS HIGH (0-2, 2-4)—WW Russell 6-0, 10-0; LL Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 2-5, 4-7; 4-13—*Liberal, ppd.; LL *Garden City 8-9, 5-6; 4-25—*at Great Bend; 4-28—*Dodge City; 5-4 to 5-6—Hays Diamond Classic; 5-9—at Andover Central; 5-12—Valley Center