Hays Eagles Drop Second Straight
After winning 14-straight, the Hays Eagles Senior American Legion has now dropped two in-a-row for the first time all season. The Eagles lost their opener at the Blue Springs (Mo.) American Legion Wood Bat Tournament Wednesday to the Central (Mo.) Spartans 5-3.
Central took the early lead with a two-out homer in the first. Hays tied it on a Jarrett Sanders two-out RBI single in the fourth.
The Spartans got three unearned runs, thanks to two Eagles errors, in the fifth. Hays pulled to within a run with two in the sixth on a Zack Legleiter bases loaded walk and Trevor Henningson sacrifice fly. Then after the Spartans tack on an insurance run in the bottom of the inning, the Eagles get two on with two out in the seventh but are unable to score.
Trever Henningson goes the distance and takes the loss allowing five runs, two earned, on five hits.
The Eagles were held to just three hits as they fall to 35-6. They continue pool play in the 32-team tournament Thursday evening when they take on Blue Springs Post 499/Fike at 6:30pm.