Flanagan, 2 Relievers Combine on 2-Hitter in Larks Win
Flanagan allowed just the one run on two hits over six innings for his second win of the summer. The senior-to-be at Bradley gave up the run on a fourth inning single after hitting the leadoff batter. The Larks defense prevented any more damage with a dazzling double-play when second baseman Zair Kioeman flipped underhand to shortstop Elvin Rodriguez who caught it barehanded and fired to first.
Austin Cox pitched two hitless innings and Colton Reavis faced four in the ninth for his fifth save. The Larks scored in the first on an Austin Darby sac fly. They broke the 1-all tie in the fifth on MacKenzie Handel’s two-out single. They made it 3-1 an inning later on a Brett Lang single.
The win moves Hays to 24-10 overall and 18-10 in the Jayhawk League where the now have a game and-a-half lead over Dodge City who they play again Tuesday night in Dodge City. The Larks are in Liberal Wednesday before returning home for a three-game weekend series with Derby.
Jayhawk League Standings
Hays 18-10 -
Dodge City 16-11 1.5
Liberal 16-12 2.0
Derby 14-15 4.5
El Dorado 12-17 6.5
Haysville 9-20 9.5
Haysville in Semifinals at NBC Midwest Regional
The Haysville Heat advanced to the semifinals of the NBC Midwest Regional following a 10-2 win over El Dorado Monday night in Wichita. The Broncos play the Hutchinson Monarchs in an elimination game Tuesday morning. The Monarchs eliminated Derby with an 8-7, 10 inning win. The Heat face the Kansas Cannons Tuesday evening.