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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • 86ers struggle on weekend

  • The Pratt 86ers Legion Baseball team participated in the Beaver Classic held at PCC over the weekend. Also invited were a pair of Kansas City metro area teams, Next Level Black and Next Level Red and a pair of Wichita Teams, the Grays White and the Grays Blue.It was a tough weekend for the locals as they went 0-4 on the w...
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  • The Pratt 86ers Legion Baseball team participated in the Beaver Classic held at PCC over the weekend. Also invited were a pair of Kansas City metro area teams, Next Level Black and Next Level Red and a pair of Wichita Teams, the Grays White and the Grays Blue.
    It was a tough weekend for the locals as they went 0-4 on the weekend. On Friday, the 86ers fell 9-7 to Next Level Black and 2-0 to Next Level Red.
    In the nightcap, Logan Bertholf was the tough-luck loser, as he twirled a no-hitter but was still saddled with the loss due to walks and errors.
    Offensively, the 86ers had three rallies snuffed out by inning ending double plays to add to the frustration.
    In the Wichita Grays games on Saturday, the Whites only scored in one inning against the 86ers, but they put up a 5-spot in that frame which was enough to carry them to victory. Easton Herring drove in Jacob Kurz in one of the few bright spots offensively for Pratt.
    The Grays Blues downed the 86ers as well, after which Pratt Legion head coach Pat Stivers had this to say: “It was a tough weekend, but we’re trying to make these kids better, getting them out of their comfort zone by playing teams from Kansas City and Wichita, and going to the Alva tournament last week. Our goal is to be ready for zone and state at the end of the season.”
    The Pratt Junior Legion was also in a home tourney this weekend. They were able to go 3-1 and end up in 3rd place. On Friday night, they routed the Dodge City Rangers 10-2 and then took the nightcap against Lyons to complete pool play.
    In bracket play on Sunday, the Juniors lost 2-0 to Great Bend which dropped them into the 3rd place game. They beat Ulysses 7-4 to capture third place in the tournament.
    “Probably the best game we played was the one we lost,” Juniors coach Ron Hill reflected. “It was just a well-pitched, well-played game. Drake Evert threw a 2-hitter for us.” Unfortunately, the Junior 86ers couldn’t muster any offense and they fell a little short.
    The 86ers travel to Alva for a doubleheader on Tuesday, and the Junior Legion will host Dodge City on Wednesday night. Game times are 6 & 8 p.m. for both events.

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