Five Hays Larks pitchers combined to allow one run on two hits as the Larks knock off the Boulder Collegians 7-1 in the first of a two-game non-league series at Larks Park Wednesday night. It’s the Larks third straight win and improves them to 18-3 on the season. The two teams close out the series Thursday at 7pm. Admission is free courtesy of Horizon Appliance and Electronics and Crawford Supply.
Starter Kyle Krings gave up back-to-back singles to start the game and would walk in the Collegians only run later in the inning. He would leave the bases loaded and proved to be the Collegians only threat as Brandon Anderson, Alex Frey, Ian Bentley and DJ Carr held them hitless over the final seven innings.
Anderson (2-0) gets the win in his first action since June 7th. The freshman from Arizona Western, who is coming back from an arm injury, pitched three innings, striking out two and walking none.
Clayton Garland tied the game in the first with an RBI double and Brent Gillespie gave them the lead for good with an RBI single in the third and would drive in two on the night. Mackenzie Handel and Brett Lang would also drive in runs as the Larks move to 11-1 at home.
Former TMP-Marian Monarch and current Fort Hays State Tiger Nick Hammeke pitched 1 1/3 innings for the Collegians, allowing one run on two hits.