Busboom, Johnston Lift Larks Past Liberal
Ryan Busboom hit a first inning grand slam and Blake Johnston pitched seven strong innings helping the Hays Larks to a 10-3 win over Liberal and a sweep of the two-game series at Larks Park. The victory is the Larks fifth straight and moves them into first-place by a half-game in the Jayhawk League.
Larks v Liberal Highlights 7-15-12
Busboom’s grand slam highlighted the Larks five-run first inning. He added an RBI double in the fifth and finished with five RBIs. MacKenzie Handel and Elvin Rodriguez both had three of the Larks 14 hits.
Blake Johnston, making his first start since June 3rd, allowed three runs on five hits over seven innings to move to 3-0 on the season.
Blake Johnston Postgame Interview
7-15 Johnston Interview
Liberal scored three in the third on a double, sac fly and triple. Johnston settled down and allowed just more hits over the next four innings. Ryan Mas pitched the final two innings as the Larks improve to 23-10 overall and 17-10 in the Jayhawk League.
Manager Frank Leo Postgame Interview
7-15 Leo Interview
The Larks close out their four-game homestand Monday against Dodge City at 7pm. Admission is free thanks to Montana Mike’s