Hays Monarchs Split With Ellis

American Legion baseball patchThe Hays American Legion Monarchs split a doubleheader Monday evening against Ellis at TMP field.

Ellis opened the first game with three runs in the first inning and scored at least one run in each of the first five innings on their way to a 9-8 win.

The Monarchs closed the gap with four runs in the sixth inning and one more in the seventh but Ellis was able to hold on for the win.

Jordan Gottschalk drove in two runs and Braiden Werth suffered the loss for Hays.

The Monarchs opened the second game with five runs in the first and two more in second inning on their way to an 8-0 win.

Jordan Gottschalk and Jordan Schippers both drove in two runs for Hays and Ryan Schippers picked up the win.

The Monarchs are now 8-7 on the season and they are scheduled to play in the Wild West Fest Tournament later in the week.