As the regular season races to its conclusion, the Pratt High School baseball and softball teams are finding themselves on the diamonds with remarkable frequency in the closing days.
With make-up games scattered amongst those regularly scheduled, the PHS baseball team is in the midst of a 7-games-in-7-days period. It’s not quite as hectic for softball, as the girls only have 5 games in 7 days.
The stretch continued on Monday with the make-ups of game-twos with Hillsboro that had been kiboshed due to lightning/weather back in April.
The Hillsboro softball fans left Pinkall Field a little grumbly last month, some harboring the feeling that the lightning delay had ‘conveniently’ prevented their team from having the chance to retake the lead in the late innings of game one. Lady Green left no doubt as to the outcome of the make-up of game two, however, shutting out the Trojans 10-0.
Pratt’s baseball team had a tougher time against Hillsboro in their make-up of game two. Leading 4-1 to the top of the seventh, PHS gave up two runs to the Trojans to make it a 4-3 contest. But AJ Arensdorf relieved on the mound for Pratt and fanned two guys to earn the save.
In the games with Hoisington on Tuesday, the baseball and softball teams celebrated Senior Night.
Lady Green had a come-from-behind effort to win 8-7 in extras in game one. Following the victory, seniors Breanna Bosley, Kaylee Brown, Madison Craft, Makenzie Baird, Reese McDonald and Bridget Kiley (mgr) were recognized.
Baseball handled the Cardinals 11-1 in their first game, then honored seniors Noah Tatro, Landen Studer and Justin Lamatsch.
PHS softball won game two 12-7 and baseball won game two 14-0. Lady Green ends the regular season 13-7. At 16-2, baseball plays at Smoky Valley Thursday in a make-up.