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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Lady Beavers split with Barton

  • The Pratt Community College softball team took game one of a doubleheader against Barton County on Saturday before falling in the nightcap.
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  • The Pratt Community College softball team took game one of a doubleheader against Barton County on Saturday before falling in the nightcap.
    The opener saw the Lady Beavers stage an improbable come-from-behind rally to notch a 16-15 win. The game was relatively routine for a couple of innings, the Lady Cougars leading 5-3 after two innings.
    But then BarCo’s bats heated up and they plated 6 runs in the top of the third before the Lady Beavers could record an out. When the dust had settled after three innings, things didn’t look very promising for PCC, trailing 12-3 at that point.
    Anna Plante took over on the mound for Pratt and restored some order to the proceedings, shutting the Cougars down over the next three innings to allow her teammates a chance to get back in the game. Which is exactly what they did.
    Cheered on by the 1999 alumni watching from the stands, the Lady Beavers went on their own run-scoring rampage over the next couple of innings. With the big blow a two-run jack by Summer Snyder, PCC came storming back and took a 16-12 lead over the stunned BarCo’s, who were mostly just shaking their heads in disbelief.
    With the score still 16-12 in the top of the 7th, Barton tried to rally, plating 3 runs— but it was not enough. PCC was able to record the third out and claim the 16-15 victory.
    In game two, Barton seemed determined not to allow the same thing to happen again as they established a lead, and this time did not let up on the gas until the end— capturing an 18-0 run-rule victory in 5 innings. On Tuesday, PCC will host a Region VI game against Brown Mackie. (not to be confused with the similarly-named Mack Brownie) at Angood Field starting at 3 p.m.

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