The Great Bend Braves came up short in their bid to return to the American Legion Class-A State Tournament. The Braves lost Wednesday night 32-2 to the powerful Salina Hawks who grabbed the second state tournament berth up for grabs in the Zone Tournament held at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
The Braves beat Russell earlier in the day 17-4 before getting routed by the Hawks for the second time in three days. Salina beat Great Bend 23-2 on Monday.
The Hays Eagles are also heading to state after beating Salina 18-8 in the first game on Wednesday.
Hays Jr. Eagles 26 Cunningham 0
Great Bend 17 Russell 7
Hays Jr. Eagles 13 Hays Jr. Monarchs 1
4:00 Salina Hawks 23 Great Bend 0
6:00 Russell 14 Hays Jr. Monarchs 9
8:00 Great Bend beat Cunningham (score not available)
Hays Eagles 18 Salina 8 (Hays advances to Class-A Legion State Tournament)
Great Bend 17 Russell 4
Salina Hawks 32 Great Bend 2 (Salina advances to Class-A Legion State Tournament)