The Hays Eagles Senior American Legion picked up two more wins Wednesday, sweeping the Pratt 89ers 10-1 and 7-6 at Smokey Ford Field in Pratt. The Eagles improve to 22-16 on the season They are scheduled to play again Friday and Saturday against the Colorado Baseball Academy 17s.
Game 1: Hays 10, Pratt 1 (6 innings)
The Eagles scored three in the third on a John Griffith bases loaded walk and Kade Parker two-run double to go up 4-0. Layne Downing’s RBI double and Marcus Altman’s run-scoring single in the fifth pushed the lead to 6-0.
After Pratt scored in the bottom of the fifth, the Eagles broke it all the way open by scoring four in the sixth. John Griffith’s single drove in two.
Chandler Rule had three hits helping Brady Bieker (3-6) to the win. He allowed one run on four hits over five innings.
Game 2: Hays 7, Pratt 6
Casey Sedbrook’s sacrifice fly in the fifth inning scored Layne Downing to break a 6-6 tie.
Hays scored four in the third to take a 6-2 lead. Pratt battled back with two in the bottom of the third and two in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game.
Dan Bittel and Kade Parker each had three of the Eagles 13 hits.
Chandler Rule allowed two runs on three hits over two innings for the win. Layne Downing pitched the final two innings of scoreless relief for the save.