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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Indians edge Lady Green

  • It must have seemed like déjà vu all over again for the Pratt High School softball team Thursday as they dropped a pair of tight ballgames to Hays High, both by the score of 1-0.
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  • It must have seemed like déjà vu all over again for the Pratt High School softball team Thursday as they dropped a pair of tight ballgames to Hays High, both by the score of 1-0.
    “We knew they were going to be two low-scoring games,” head coach Mike Forshee said. “Both teams have really good pitchers.” The Lady Indians’ Hannah Hearld picked up the win in both ends of the twin bill, but Brittnee Hill, Pratt’s ace, pitched equally well.
    In both games, the lone run scored by Hays— the winning run in both cases— was unearned.
    In the opener, Hill fanned 9 while issuing no walks and giving up just 2 hits. In the nightcap, Hill set 10 Indians down via the whiff, while still not yielding any free passes and giving up just 3 hits.
    PHS actually outhit Hays in both games, but they could never break into the scoring column.
    “We had some opportunities, we just couldn’t get the big hit when we needed it,” Forshee explained. “In game one we left 6 runners on base and in game two we left 8 runners on.”
    Symbolic of Lady Green’s frustration was the 4th inning of game one. With Hays having plated an unearned run in the bottom of the third to take the lead, PHS had a chance to turn the tables.
    Savanah Buntemeyer singled to lead off. Then after an out, Bailey Gillig singled and Brittnee Hill was HBP to load the bases. But Hearld fanned the next two Frogs to get out of the mess.
    Leading hitters in game one were: Lauren Rambat: 1-3; Savanah Buntemeyer 1-3; Bailey Gillig 1-3; Brittnee Hill 1-2 + HBP.
    In the nightcap, Rambat was 2-3; Buntemeyer 1-4; Dakota Jones 1-3; Kelsey Smith-Potter 1-2 and Brooke Theis 1-1.
    “They were two good ballgames,” Coach Forshee observed. “We did some good things, it just came down to them taking advantage of a couple of mistakes on our part.” Perhaps the biggest stat of the night was that Lady Green committed a total of 4 errors while the Indians had just 2.
    “We will learn from this,” Forshee continued. “We will move forward and get better.”
    The Greenbacks fall to 8-2 with the defeats. They will return to CKL play on Tuesday April 29 when they host the Halstead Lady Dragons in a doubleheader starting at 4:30 p.m.
     
    Game one
    PHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
    Hays 0 0 1 0 0 0 x 1 2 2
     
    Game two
    Page 2 of 2 - PHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
    Hays 0 1 0 0 0 0 x 1 3 0
     

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