Wellington’s Fischer Tames Larks Bats
For the first time this season, the Hays Larks have dropped back-to-back games. Wellington starter Derek Fischer held Hays to one run on seven hits in a complete game effort, leading the Heat to a 4-1 victory Sunday night at Larks Park. The loss drops the Larks to 19-5 overall and 13-4 in the Jayhawk League. Wellington wins their third straight and improves to 14-9 overall and 10-9 in the Jayhawk League. The Larks will try to avoid the series sweep in the finale Monday night at 7pm which can be heard on KAY (1400AM) and online at www.hayspost.com.
The Heat used a leadoff triple and RBI single to take a 1-0 lead in the first. They would add another run in the third before the Larks cut the lead in half on Brent Gillespie’s RBI single, scoring Clayton Garland in the fourth.
The Larks wasted a chance to tie the game in the sixth. Jake Placzek doubled with one out and moved to third on a Garland groundout. Taylor Peterson was hit by a pitch, but Gillespie flied out to right field to end the threat. The Larks never moved a runner past first base the rest of the way.
Starter Chandler Hawkins (4-1) suffers his first loss of the season, allowing all three runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking just one.