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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Frogs, Lions split

  • The Pratt High School baseball and softball teams met with opposite results Thursday at Lyons. The Lady Greenbacks swept their foes while the Lions did the same to the Frog baseball team.
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  • The Pratt High School baseball and softball teams met with opposite results Thursday at Lyons. The Lady Greenbacks swept their foes while the Lions did the same to the Frog baseball team.
    The girls won a pair of close ones 3-0 and 6-1. The boys were shut out twice 10-0 and 2-0.
    In game one of softball, Brittnee Hill twirled her third shutout of the season. According to head coach Mike Forshee, Hill “was in control. She really mixed her pitches well and kept Lyons off balance. They were unable to pull the trigger at times.” Hill fanned 8 while walking just 2 and yielded only 2 hits.
    Aubrey Hollinger for Lyons pitched pretty well also, but Lady Green was able to break through for enough runs to win. Bailey Gillig had all 3 RBIs for Pratt, going 2-3 with 2 doubles. Lauren Rambat and Bre Becker scored the runs for PHS, each going 2-4 at the top of the order to set the table.
    Hill took the circle in the nightcap as well, and yielded just her 2nd run of the season, but moved to 5-0— racking up 12 Ks against 2 BBs.
    Top hitters included Lauren Rambat: 3-4, 1 run, a double and a ribbie; Dakota Jones: 2-4, 1 run, a double and an RBI; Destani Garten 3-3 with a run; Savanah Buntemeyer 2-4 with a run. “We hit the ball really well in game two,” Forshee mentioned. The girls went up to the plate with a purpose, kept it simple and put the ball in play.”
    PHS softball moves to 8-0 on the season.
     
    Game one
    PHS girls 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 9 0
    Lyons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
     
    Game two
    PHS girls 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 6 13 1
    Lyons 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 2
     
    One bad inning, where 4 PHS errors led to a snowman on the board for Lyons, doomed the Greenback baseball team in the opener (10-0 Lyons.).
    In the nightcap, Brandon Ruckle pitched very well against the talented Lions, but lack of run support cost PHS the game (2-0 Lyons).
    “Ruckle really hit his spots.He looked comfortable on the mound,’ head coach Pat Stivers said about game two. “We just couldn’t ever get back-to-back hits to get anything going. We put the ball in play, but seemed to always hit it right at them.” Pratt baseball drops to 3-3 on the year.
    The PHS ball squads will make up games against Hays next Thursday.
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