Larks down Colorado 8-5

Larks LogoThe Hays Larks offense continued its hot start to the summer as the Larks picked up an 8-5 win over Denver Wednesday night at Larks Park.

The Larks offense did most of their damage in the 2nd inning, scoring five runs. Hays took advantage of five walks and a hit batter in the inning. Clayton Garland and Desmond Roberts drew bases loaded walks to drive in the first two runs of the game. Tyler Petersen singled in the third run of the inning and MacKenzie Handel singled in two more runs giving the Larks a 5-0 lead.

Leading 5-1 Hays tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the 5th on a Desmond Roberts ground out and a Petersen double giving the Larks a 7-1 lead.

Colorado scored four in the top of the 6th but the Larks added one more in the bottom of the inning and held on for the 8-5 win.

Larks starter Jeff Chesnut worked four innings and allowed just one run on three hits to pick up the win. Taylor Petersen was 2-for-4 with two RBI and MacKenzie Handel and Desmond Roberts also drove in two runs in the win.

Hays is now 5-1 on the summer and they return to Jayhawk League play Friday night with the first of three games against El Dorado at Larks Park.