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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Frogs, Eagles split twin bill

  • The Pratt High baseball team split a pair of games with Kingman on Tuesday, losing the opener 5-4 but rebounding to take the nightcap 11-6.
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  • The Pratt High baseball team split a pair of games with Kingman on Tuesday, losing the opener 5-4 but rebounding to take the nightcap 11-6.
    The top of the order did the damage for PHS in game one. Jacob Kurz and Dakota Venard, the one and two-hole batters, scored all four Pratt runs. Kurz led off the 5th with a double and Venard walked. Both came around to score on a combination of Kingman errors and wild pitches.
    With Pratt trailing 3-2 in the top of the seventh with one out, Kurz and Venard each singled. A sacrifice by Brandon Ruckle advanced both into scoring position. Will Fellhoelter drove both home with a single before the side could be retired. That put Pratt up 4-3 heading to the bottom of seven.
    Kingman strung some base hits together, and those—combined with an untimely PHS fielding error— led to a walk-off 5-4 win for Kingman. “Will Fellhoelter pitched a great game for us,” head coach Pat Stivers said, “but he was tagged with the tough-luck loss.”
    Game two was tight for six innings. Brett Forshee kept the Kingmans in check, giving up just 3 runs to the Eagles in the first six innings. Kurz and Venard had again scored runs for Pratt; and Devon Evert, Hayden Schrag, Seth Simmons and Dylan Pelland singled to account for 2 more tallies in the sixth to put the Frogs up 4-3 heading to the seventh.
    Pratt broke it open with 7 runs in their final at-bat to go up 11-3. Kingman got to Forshee a little bit in their final AB, but Jacob Kurz relieved and got the final outs. 11-6 PHS.
    Pratt plays at Ulysses Friday to conclude the regular season. Their record stands at 10-8.
     

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