The Pratt Community College baseball team traveled to Hutchinson to take on the Blue Dragons in a four-game series this weekend.
Game 1: Beavers 3 Hutch 5 (3-9)
Evan Payne took the mound against Hutch and pitched well. Some errors and lack of offense led to the Beavers falling in game one. Payne was able to keep the hitters off balanced and induced quite a few ground balls. The Beavers just couldn’t muster up the effort to scratch across competitive at bats.
Freshman Cody Ebert took the ball looking to turn things around for the Beavers. Ebert pitched well against the Dragons, but errors once again would cost the Beavers. Errors to go along with 2 hits (Skylar Dean and Glenn DesBuillons) cost the Beavers and plenty of strike outs and bad at bats would not allow the Beavers to put anything togeJacob Keltner looked to keep his hot hand going as the Beavers tried to salvage a game for the weekend. Keltner would pitch very well allowing only 2 runs in the first and zero the remaining 3 innings he pitched.
Evan Payne took the mound against Hutch and pitched well. Some errors and lack of offense led to the Beavers falling in game one. Evan was able to keep the hitters off balanced and induced quite a few ground balls. The Beavers just couldn’t muster up the effort to scratch across competitive at bats.
Last weekend the Pratt Community College baseball team traveled to Seminole, Okla. to face the historically tough Seminole State Community College. Going into the weekend, the Beavers were looking to bounce back after a tough weekend down in Northeast Texas.
The Beavers headed into the weekend with the game plan of relying on their strong pitching and timely offense. Head Coach Eric Thompson handed the ball to sophomore right handed pitcher Evan Payne. Payne went seven innings allowing no hits, striking out five and walking seven.
Pratt Community College Baseball enjoyed another day of success as five members of their 2015 recruiting class signed in the Pratt Community College Hall of Fame on Jan. 22, 2015. Jacob Compton, Tanner Kleinsasser, Turner Middendorf, Corey Steward, and Hayden Wheeler signed to wear Beaver Blue for the 2015 season.
“It’s a great day for us,” Head Coach Eric Thompson said. “We have the building blocks for our success and vision here today. Along with our other 2015 commits, we are putting together something special.”
Pratt Community College baseball would like to introduce its “Elite Eight”—Josh Jones (1B), Tanner Kliensasser (LHP), Corey Steward (OF/RHP), Nate McBroom (RHP), Jacob Compton (RHP), Hayden Wheeler (LHP), Jay Feathers (SS/RHP), and Reece Garvie (SS).