Hays Monarchs Split With Great Bend

The Hays Monarchs split their doubleheader with the Great Bend Chiefs Wednesday night at Larks Park. Jordan Gottschalk’s base hit in the 12th lifted the Monarchs to an 8-7 win in the first game. Great Bend raced out to an early lead and wins the second game 10-3 in five innings. The Monarchs are now 14-12 on the season. They begin zone play Sunday in Lincoln.

Game 1: Monarchs 8, Great Bend 7 (12 innings)
Jordan Gottschalk’s single score Ryan Schippers with the game winner in the 12th inning. Gottschalk and Schippers both had three hits in the game.

The Chiefs scored three in the first but the Monarchs answered with two in the second, two in the third and three in the fourth to take a 7-5 lead. Great Bend came back with two more in the fifth to tie the game 7-7 and it would stay that way until the 12th.

Cameron Brin gets the win, not allowing a run on four hits over the final five innings.

Game 2: Great Bend 10, Monarchs 3 (5 innings)
The Chiefs score six in the first and led 9-0 after three innings.

Shane Zimmerman had one of the Monarchs three hits and had their lone RBI.

Kameron Schmidt takes the loss, allowing nine runs on eight hits while walking five and striking out two over three innings.