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Panthers swept by Hoisington in road twinbill
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HOISINGTON — The Great Bend High School baseball team got swept by Hoisington on the road on Thursday evening.
The Panthers fell 7-4 in the lidlifter and 4-1 in Game 2.
Hits were in short supply for Great Bend in both games.
“Our approach at the plate just wasn’t all that good,” GBHS head coach Randy Beck said. “That lack of production at the plate make it real hard to win games even with good pitching, which we’ve had. If you don’t score runs, you can win games.”
Some miscues played a part in the first game.
“In Game 1, we had some errors that really killed us,” Beck said. “We had a couple unearned runs that got is in a hole early, and we just couldn’t get anything going.”
Even though the Panthers found themselves playing from behind in both games, they never gave up.
“I didn’t see a lot of quit in us,” Beck said. “We still went out there and played hard. We just never got any momentum in the game. We need to get that momentum from making routine plays, throwing strikes and hitting the ball hard.”
In Game 2, senior Bryce Beck injured his knee during an at-bat. Head coach Randy Beck said the extent of the injury was not yet known and that they were waiting on a response from their doctor.
Luckily for the 4-4 Panthers, they have an extended break before traveling to Hays on Tuesday, April 22, for a triangular against TMP Marian and Scott City.
“For us, the break couldn’t have come at a better time,” Beck said. “The kids are going to bounce back from this. We’re all going to bounce back.
“We’re going to have some good practices, work on some things we need to work on and come out of the break strong.”

                                                  — Kevin Price