Hays Eagles Go 2-0, Hays Monarchs 1-1 at First Day of Wild West Tournament
The Hays Eagles pick up a pair of run-rule victories Friday in the opening day of the Wild West Tournament. The Eagles rolled to a 12-1, five inning victory over Colby in their opener then knocked off the Seward (Neb.) Blue Jays 14-0 in four innings. The Eagles improve to 31-4 on the season. They play the Topeka Capitals at 3:45 Saturday afternoon at Hays High field then face Rock Creek at 8:15pm at Larks Park.
Eagles 12, Colby 1 (5 innings)
The Eagles score in every inning including three in the first, two in the second, three in the third and three in the fifth. Clayton Basgall and Casey Sedbrook each had three of the Eagles 14-hit attack. Austin Unrein drove in three.
Trevor Henningson moved to 6-0 with the complete game victory, allowing one unearned run on one hit, striking out eight and walking none. Heningson had a perfect game going until he dropped a throw at first in the fifth inning. He later gave up a two-out RBI single.
Eagles 14, Seward (Neb.) 0
The Eagles took advantage of two errors by Seward in the first inning and scored five runs in the inning. With a 5-0 lead to begin the third inning the Eagles offense exploded again. Hays loaded the bases to begin the inning and Zack Legleiter cleared the bases with a three run double. Three batters later with the bases loaded once again Clayton Basgall cleared the bases with a three RBI triple.
The Eagles score eight runs in the third inning and added one more in the fourth on their way to a 14-0 win. Basgall was two-for-four with three RBIs, Legleiter finished one-for-three with three RBIs and Jarrett Sanders finished two-for-three with two RBIs.
Josh Heifner improved to 7-0 on the summer with four shutout innings.
Hays Monarchs Go 1-1.
The Hays Monarchs split their first two Senior Division games Friday, The Monarchs lost 11-3 in five innings to Great Bend in their opener then came back to knock off North Platte, Neb. 8-3.
The Monarchs play the Kansas Crush at 3:45pm Saturday at Larks Park then close out pool play against Fort Morgan, Colo. at 8:15pm at the Hays High field.