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Salina Falcons sweep Great Bend Braves
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SALINA – Great Bend Braves pitcher Peyden Oelger pitched brilliantly, but lost a hard-luck 2-1 decision to the Salina Falcons Tuesday. The Falcons (19-18) won the opener 11-2.

The Braves (14-7) play Larned (7-7) in Thursday’s 6 p,m. twin bill at the Great Bend Sports Complex.

FALCONS 2, BRAVES 1 (G2) – Oelger (2-1) struck out five batters and yielded five hits.

Carson Poe singled and scored the Braves’ fifth-inning run on an error. Trey Milsap singled and reached third base, but was thrown out by 3B on Oelger’s fourth-inning groundout. Poe was stranded at third base in the seventh inning.

Salina’s Layton Schmidt scored on Kory Serocki’s seventh-inning single for the game-winning run. Serocki doubled and scored on Brody Farthing’s second-inning single. The FALCONS 11, BRAVES 2 (G1) – Great Bend’s Jaxon Wondra singled home Poe in the third inning. Trenton Kern scored on a fourth-inning passed ball.

Salina’s Serocki drove in two runs. F Waltman, Cayson Ivey, Farthing, Ayden Fitzgerald, Treytan Olson and Camden Augustine drove in runs.

GB Braves 001 10 – 2 3 4

Salina Falcons 045 02 – 11 9 1

Minton, Poe (5) and Milsap. Waltman and Fitzgerald. W—Waltman. L—Minton, 1-2. 2B—GB—Poe; S—Fitzgerald, Farthing. 3B—S—Serocki, Olson.

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Salina Falcons 010 000 1 – 2 5 2

Oelger and Saffa. Gilpin, Rogers (3), Farthing (7) and Fitzgerald. W—Farthing. L—Oelger, 2-1. 2B—S—Serocki.