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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Senior legion downs Great Bend

  • Doubles from five different players led to an offensive explosion Tuesday, as the McPherson American Legion seniors gave Great Bend an 11-1 drubbing.
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  • Doubles from five different players led to an offensive explosion Tuesday, as the McPherson American Legion seniors gave Great Bend an 11-1 drubbing.
    Game two of the doubleheader was called off due to rain.
    McPherson opened the game with two straight doubles from Steven Gonzalez and Zach Likely. Likley’s, a 1-0 fly ball to left field, scored Gonzalez, kicking off a five-run inning. Tanner DeVore added a double to center field two batters later that scored Likely.
    The Post 24 defense sat the Chiefs down in order in the bottom of the frame, allowing the offense to quickly go back to work in the second.
    Gonzalez once more opened the inning with an extra-base hit, this time a triple to right field.
    McPherson (4-8) added three total runs in the second and two more in the fourth, including an Ethan Nadeau double to left that scored Alex Ruxlow.
    Aaron Marshall got in on the fun in the fifth inning, as he doubled to center field that drove in Likely to make it 11-1.
    “Very good defense, strong hitting throughout the lineup and solid pitching contributed to the team win,” McPherson coach Craig Marshall said. “A good win to get us ready for the tournament this weekend.”
    Gonzalez and Likely both went 2-for-3 at the plate, the only Post 24 players with multiple hits in the game. Likely had two RBI’s and scored three times, while Gonzalez had two runs scored.
    DeVore and Issac Peck both had two RBI’s, as well.
    Brodie Burney picked up the win for McPherson as the starting pitcher. He gave up only two hits, no runs or walks and struck out one.
    Likely worked the third, getting a strike out and not giving up a hit, while Chris Rakowski closed out the game, giving up one earned run off one hit.
    McPherson is back in action Friday through Sunday as part of the first-ever Bob Hooper Classic at Grant Sports Complex.

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