An exceptional effort by Patrick Barnett hoisted the Great Bend Boom (2-0) to a 6-0 win over the Salina Stockade (0-2) on Friday at Al Baird Field.
Barnett held the Salina Stockade scoreless during his nine innings of work. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on six hits while striking out eight.
Darryl Baca blasted two home runs for the Great Bend Boom. Baca went 2-3 in the game with four RBIs and two runs scored. Baca homered in the first and third innings.
The Great Bend Boom blew out the Salina Stockade thanks to 10 hits, including zero extra base hits. A two-run home run by Baca helped the Great Bend Boom score two runs in the third. The Great Bend Boom had one hit in the inning.
Dalton Bernardi was the games losing pitcher. He lasted just five innings, walked three, struck out four, and allowed four runs.