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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Beavers nevermore Red Ravens

  • The Pratt Community College softball team looked right at home against the Coffeyville Red Ravens Friday, even though the game was played in Medicine Lodge instead of at Angood Field due to soggy conditions. The Beavers took both ends of a twin bill from the Red Ravens, 10-4 and 8-2.
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  • The Pratt Community College softball team looked right at home against the Coffeyville Red Ravens Friday, even though the game was played in Medicine Lodge instead of at Angood Field due to soggy conditions. The Beavers took both ends of a twin bill from the Red Ravens, 10-4 and 8-2.
     In the opener, Pratt was down 3-2 early on, but then put up a 5-spot in their half the 4th to take command of the game. The Beavers flexed their muscles in the frame, with 3 homers accounting for most of the damage. Sam Garrison, Stephanie Seewer and Brenda Novelo each went yard—Garrison with a solo shot and Seewer and Novelo each also knocking in a baserunner.
    After Coffeyville plated a run in the 5th, PCC answered with 3 of their own. Melissa Williams started the rally with a BB. After Oldham singled, Annette Thomas-Daw walked to load the bases. Fern Garcia drove in Williams with a sac fly and Garrison advanced to third. Garrsion and Thomas-Daw then executed the double steal and Garrison scored. Thomas-Daw would score on an RBI two-bagger from Seewer.
    That made the score 10-4, which is where the game ended as Raushell Baca, pitching for PCC, set the Red Ravens down in the last two innings. Baca was the winning pitcher.
    In the nightcap, Pratt started out by making the least out of the most. They plated one run in each of the first three innings, but each inning was set up for the Lady Beavers to be able to put up a crooked number. Instead the Coffeyvilles were able to wriggle off the hook and the score stood just 3-2 Pratt going into the bottom of the 5th.
    For the second time in as many games, the Lady Beavers had a big 5 run inning to take over the contest. Thomas-Daw led off with a double and Garrison walked. The next 5 batters either got a base hit, reached on an error or had an RBI. When the dust had settled Pratt had taken an 8-2 lead.
    That was plenty of offense, the way Ely Ortega was pitching. Pitching mostly to contact, Ortega only gave up a pair of runs  in the 3rd inning, and the rest was goose-eggs for the Red Ravens.
    The Beavers defense was nails behind Ortega, who only had one strike-out. Typical of the defense played by Pratt, the game ended when Ortega speared a comeback liner and doubled the runner off first. Game 2: 8-2 Pratt.
    The Beavers are now 19-21, 14-12 in the Jayhawk.

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