Hays High Defeats Goddard; Wins 2013 Diamond Classic

IndianThe Hays High Indians defeated the Goddard Lions 8-1 on Saturday afternoon to win the 2013 Diamond Classic Baseball Tournament with a 3-1 record.  Salina Central also went 3-1, but their loss was to Hays High, giving the Indians the tie-breaker.

Both Hayden Hutchison and Daniel Bittel hit home runs in the 8-1 win for Hays.  Hutchison hit a solo shot with two outs in the bottom of the first.  Bittel’s third career home run used the strong north wind to go over the right field fence in the fourth inning to give Hays High a 6-0 lead.

Kade Parker pitched a complete game for the victory.  Parker (2-1) allowed just one run on four hits, while walking one and striking out five.  All four of the hits by Goddard were singles.

Hays moves to 12-4 on the season, Goddard drops to 5-11.

Hays has four games left on the season, playing at home for Senior Day on Tuesday v Liberal and then travel to Junction City to finish the season on Friday.  The Junction City double header is a make up from earlier in the year due to weather.

Chance Pitcock was named tournament MVP.  Among his stats included ten runs scored and 5-5 on stolen bases as the Indian’s lead-off hitter.

Rest of the all tournament team includes:

Sean Maruo, Goddard

Collin Nevel     Goddard

Mark Vaughn   Salina Central

JW Maldaner     Salina Central

Matt Rowe       Salina Central

Bryce Beck      Great Bend

Jonathan Allende    Great Bend

Luke Cox     Colby

Hayden Hutchison    Hays

Kade Parker       Hays

Chandler Rule    Hays

Layne Downing    Hays

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