Eagles Split in Omaha, Win Pool
The Hays Eagles Senior American Legion split their two games at their tournament in Omaha Saturday. The Eagles lost 10-7 to the Oklahoma City Bulls then came back to beat Omaha Burke 10-2 in five innings. The Eagles (11-10) go 3-1 in pool play and win their pool based on runs allowed. They will play in the quarterfinals Sunday.
Game 1: Oklahoma City Bulls 10, Hays 7
The Eagles raced out to a 5-0 lead scoring three in the first and two in the second but Oklahoma City answered with two in the fourth, five in the fifth and three in the sixth. The Eagles would score two in top of the seventh but could get no more.
Kade Parker takes the loss, allowing all 10 runs, five earned, on 11 hits. Hayden Hutchison drove in three on a three-run homer in the first.
Game 2: Hays 10, Omaha Burke 2 (5 innings)
The Eagles scored two in the third, two in the fourth then blew the game open with six in the fifth.Marcus Altman and Hayden Hutchison both drove in two in the big inning.
Layne Downing gave up two unearned runs on five hits for the complete game victory, striking out three and walking none.