The Pratt 86ers went 2-2 in a tournament at Dodge City over the weekend. They got off to a fast start, setting aside Dodge City and Beloit before losing twice to Great Bend to fall from the bracket.

The Pratt 86ers went 2-2 in a tournament at Dodge City over the weekend. They got off to a fast start, setting aside Dodge City and Beloit before losing twice to Great Bend to fall from the bracket.

Justin Lamatsch pitched a complete game to lead Pratt to the 9-3 win over Dodge City to open play on Friday night. Pratt broke the game open with a crooked number in the 6th inning. Drake Evert, Landen Studer, Travis Theis, Wyatt Schrag, Noah Malone and Cade Perez tallied in the 6-run uprising.

In Saturday's opener, the 86ers took down Beloit 10-4. Theis pitched 2 innings and Schrag finished up. Again, Pratt had a huge 6th inning, this time putting up a 7-spot to seize control of the game. Evert, Theis, Lamatsch, Schrag, Grant Bolen, Malone and Perez all touched home plate in the frame.

In Saturday's nightcap, Great Bend got the better of the 86ers, posting an 11-3 win. According to assistant coach Brian Schrag, Pratt was going to be #1 seed regardless of the outcome against Great Bend on Saturday, so the 86ers saved some of their pitching for Sunday.

On Sunday, Pratt eventually ended up facing Great Bend again. This time the outcome was closer with Grant Bolen and Drake Evert sharing mound duties for the 86ers, but unfortunately Great Bend ousted the 86ers from the bracket with a 7-4 win. Hunter Huber, Studer, Theis and Perez each scored in a losing effort by the 86ers.

That gave the 86ers a 2-2 record for the weekend. The 86ers will look for revenge this weekend as they travel to Great Bend for a tournament.