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Great Bend Shocks LHS with Sweep

Brock Kappelmann - April 30, 2022 5:04 am

One day after handing Scott City their first loss, winless Great Bend came to Liberal and swept the Liberal softball girls for their first wins of the season.  Great Bend won both games 8-7 on a warm day with the wind blowing in at the National Beef Sports Complex.

In game one, Great Bend scored two in the first before Liberal plated three in the third.  Great Bend tied the game with one in the third.  LHS plated a run in the fifth to lead 4-3. The Panthers scored two in the sixth to lead 5-4 but LHS answered with three in the bottom of the sixth to lead 7-5.  Great Bend scored three in the seventh for the lead.  Liberal out-hit GBHS 14-12 but LHS committed six errors.  Jaciana Rivera, Jenna Ormiston, and Lizzy Cisneros had three hits a piece.

In game two, the Panthers scored a run in the first before LHS scored two.  Liberal scored three in the second to lead 5-1.  Great Bend scored two in the third and two in the fourth to lead 6-5 before the Redskins tallied a run in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game 6-6.  Liberal scored in the sixth to lead 7-6.  However, the Panthers again struck late with three in the seventh.  Liberal out-hit Great Bend 20-16.  Jaciana Rivera was 4-4.  Jenna Ormiston, Lizzy Cisneros, Amya Blake, and Zoey Torres had three hits a piece.

Liberal falls to 8-7 overall and 1-6 in the WAC.  Great Bend is 2-14.  Liberal plays two at Hays on Tuesday.


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