Hays Eagles Splits in Colorado

American Legion baseball patchAfter having their tournament in Canon City cancelled due to the Colorado wildfires, the Hays Eagles Senior American Legion altered their schedule playing a pair of doubleheaders in Erie, Colorado. The Eagles split their two games with Ralston, Neb. Saturday, losing the opener 7-6 then winning the second game 10-0 in five innings. The Eagles are now 8-7 and play Erie/Longmont, Colorado in doubleheader Sunday.

Game 1: Ralston 7, Hays 6
Ralston jumped out to a 4-0 lead over the first three innings then held the Eagles at bay as they tried to make a late inning rally. Both teams scored three in the fourth then the Eagles rallied for three in the top of the seventh, but John Griffith flied out to end the rally.

Starter Marcus Altman takes the loss, allowing all seven runs, six earned, on 11 hits over the first four innings. Brady Bieker pitched the final two scoreless innings of relief.

Game 2: Hays 10, Ralston 0 (5 innings)
Kade Parker pitched a no-hitter in his first outing on the mound helping the Eagles gain the split. Parker struck out six and walked only two.

The Eagles scored single runs in the first and second, three in the third then blew it open with a five-run fourth.

Hayden Hutchison hit a two-run homer the the five-run fourth. Daniel Bittel, Chandler Rule and John Griffth also added two RBIs apiece.