Beavers Advance to Region Championship
The Beaver baseball squad won their sub-region tournament by defeating Kansas City Kansas and Johnson County Community College twice.
In the first round of the tournament the Pratt Beavers defeated the Blue Devils of Kansas City Kansas 9-4. Jarrod Jameson recorded the win by throwing six strong innings. After giving up four runs in the first two innings Jarrod settled down and held the Blue Devils scoreless through the next four innings. Junior Mustain finished out the game throwing three scoreless innings. The offense was led by Jeremy Geist who belted two homeruns and a double in the game driving in six of the nine runs for the Beavers. Skylar Angood and Aaron Stubblefield also had homeruns in the game.
Pratt vs. KCK Box Score
In the Beavers second game they defeated the number one seed Johnson County Cavaliers 5-3. Landon Hallam threw a gem by allowing three runs over 7 2/3 innings while picking up the win. Junior Mustain picked up the save by finishing the last 1 1/3 innings and allowing no one to cross the plate. Skylar Angood led the offense going two for four on the day while driving in three runs.
Pratt vs. JCCC Game One Box Score
Pratt baseball met up with the Johnson County Cavaliers in the championship game and what a game it turned out to be. Bryant Theis put the Beavers on the board early by smacking a three run homerun in the top of the first inning. After scoring one run in the second inning the Beavers were able to put up seven runs in the fourth inning to give them an 11 to nothing lead. That would not be enough, the cavaliers rallied to bring the score within six after scoring five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Pratt baseball was able to tack a couple more runs here and there to give themselves a 14-7 lead going into the bottom of the ninth innings. Johnson County had one last run left in them as they were able to score seven runs to tie the ball game and send it into extra innings. In the top of the tenth inning the first two Beavers went down in order, Aaron Stubblefield was able to draw a walk which brought Skylar Angood to the plate. Skylar Angood rose to the occasion and whacked a two run homerun to right center field to give the Beavers a two run lead. That would be enough for Brad Honeycutt who threw a scoreless tenth inning to close out the game and pick up the win. Jared Lupo, Jeremy Geist, and Tanner Johnson all had three hits on the day; Geist hit his third homerun on the weekend in the championship game.
Pratt vs. JCCC Game Two Box Score
The Beaver baseball squad moves on to the Region Championship in Wichita, Kansas starting Saturday May 12. Pratt will take on Cowley County at 4:00pm at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.