American Legion AAA Zone Tournament Hays vs Great Bend 7-15-17

Hays Eagle Brady Kreutzer (#21) gets back to the back as Great Bend Chief Brayden Smith (#9) tries to tag him out in the top of the first inning. He was ruled safe. The Great Bend American Legion Post 180 AAA Cheifs defeated the Hays American Legion Post 173 AAA Eagles 3 to 1 to advance to the AAA Zone 8 Championship at the Great Bend Sports Complex in Great Bend, Kansas on July 15, 2017. (Photo: Joey Bahr, www.joeybahr.com)

A humid morning turned into a hotter afternoon as the Great Bend Chiefs and the Hays Eagles squared off in the American Legion Baseball AAA Zone Tournament. This game would decide the team to face McPherson for a berth to the State Tournament.

Both teams sent players to the plate, but none of them could get the man around the horn to reach home until the sixth inning. In that late frame, Great Bend put up three runs that sealed the victory for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs’ players would only have a short time to rest before they faced the McPherson Seniors in about 30 minutes.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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