Pratt Community College baseball traveled to Salina, Kan. on March 12 to play the Kansas Wesleyan JV team in a double header. The Beavers were able to capture both games, winning 11-0 and 10-8.
In game one, the Beavers combined for 17 hits. Shortstop Trey Trahan led the way going 4-4 with a double and scoring a pair of runs. Other players with multiple hits in the game include Jake Hamerle, Aaron Berenson, BJ Dean, Austin Resser and Nolan Rush. In 21 games PCC baseball has scored 116 runs, averaging approximately 5.5 runs per game.
The Beavers came up empty handed in their second conference series of the year. Garden City proved to be a tough host to the Beavers who were looking to improve their conference record.
Day one was a great day to hit and Scott Alvarez led the effort going 3-4 with three RBIs and a triple. Jake Hamerle went 2-3 and scored two runs. BJ Dean also had two hits in the game. Starting pitcher Tyler Huffstickler had a lead in the third inning, but couldn’t keep it. Huffstickler surrendered eight runs on eight hits and eight free bases. The final score of game one was 14-7.
The Pratt Beavers' home opener at Stanion Field on Feb. 26 was a cold one, but things seemed to warm up with two wins at the end of the day. The first game saw a final score of 7-4 and the second game ended in walk off fashion at 10-9 over Bethany College JV.
The Beavers scored two runs in the first inning of the day with a two RBI double by Justin Crouch. The offense never fell behind after that and scored again in the second inning, fifth inning, and three runs in the sixth inning.
Twenty-one hits resulting in 17 runs wasn’t enough for the Beavers to sweep a midweek series with Redlands Community College. The Beavers split the series losing the first game 10-8 and winning the next 9-7.
Both teams had a great opportunity to play on a very nice facility in Alva, Okla., home of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers. It was also a good opportunity for a talented group of sophomores to get recruited by the four year institution.
On Feb. 22, Pratt Community College inducted eight former PCC athletes into the Hall of Fame.
-Svjetlana Papcevic 2001-2002 Women’s Basketball-
Papcevic was voted team MVP and she was the top rebounder in the KJCCC 2002. She was third in the conference in scoring 2002 and was selected to the Region VI D-I Second Team 2001-2002. She was also named to the Jayhawk Third team All-Conference team in 2001-2002. After graduating from Pratt, she received a full ride scholarship to play basketball at the University of Arizona, where she had a stellar career.