Desmond Roberts hit a towering home run to right field in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Hays Larks to an 8-7 win over the El Dorado Broncos Friday night at Larks Park. The homer came one pitch after Broncos manager Chad Gerwick was ejected for arguing with the home plate umpire.
The Larks trailed 7-5 entering the bottom of the ninth before rallying with two runs to force extra innings. Mackenzie Handel tied the game with a blooper to left field over a drawn in infield.
The Larks have now won three straight and improve to 6-1 and 2-1 in the Jayhawk League. The Broncos lose for the first time and fall to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the league.
The two teams play again Saturday and Sunday at 7pm. Y0u can hear Sunday’s game on 14-KAYS beginning at 6:45pm.