The Fort Hays State Tigers split their doubleheader with Pittsburg State Thursday afternoon at Larks Park. The Gorillas take the opener 5-2 but the Tigers come back to win game two 6-2 on a complete game from Tayler Davis. FHSU is now 12-12 overall and 9-11 in the MIAA while the Gorillas move to 12-9 and 99-8. The two close out the series with a single game on Friday beginning at one o’clock.
Game 1: Pittsburg State 5, Fort Hays State 2
Both teams scored a run in the first. The Gorillas took the lead with one in the second. Pitt would score in the fifth to go up 3-1. The Tigers got it back in the bottom of the inning on a Clayton Garland single. The Gorillas added single runs in the sixth and seventh for the final margin.
Alex Ellison (2-4) pitched all seven innings allowing five runs, four earned, striking out two and walking none.
Game 2: Fort Hays State 6, Pittsburg State 2
Tayler Davis (3-2) allowed just one earned run in a complete game five-hitter, striking out six and walking two.
Fort Hays scored three in the seventh to break open a 2-1 game. Shane Wade homered and Sam Thornton drove in three as the Tigers end a five-game losing streak.