Jason Zgardowski allowed just three singles over seven innings and wins his Hays Larks debut Saturday night in a 7-0 victory over the El Dorado Broncos. The win is the fourth straight for the Larks and improves them to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the Jayhawk League. The Broncos drop their second straight and fall to 5-2 and 3-2 in the Jayhawk League.
Zgardowski, a sophomore from Midland (Tex.) CC, walked four over the first 2 1/3 innings then settled down striking out five of the next seven he faced. He finished with eight strikeouts. Ian Bentley and DJ Carr both pitched a scoreless inning of relief in the shutout.
The Larks scored single runs in the second and third to grab a 2-0 lead. They added two in the fifth on Zair Koeimann’s two-out two-run double to right field. Ty Gilmore’s double in the sixth scored Elvin Rodriguez to push the lead to 5-0. Gilmore drove in two more runs with a two-out single in the seventh.
The Larks and Broncos close out the three-game series Sunday night at 7pm at Larks Park. You can also hear it on KAYS (1400-AM) and www.hayspost.com.