Big First Inning Carries Larks Past Derby

The Hays Larks score five runs in the first inning and defeat the Derby Twins 9-3 Friday night at Larks Park. The game was called with two outs in the eighth inning because of rain. The victory improves Hays to 28-10 overall and 20-10 in the Jayhawk League. The Twins fall to 15-19 and 12-18 in league play.

Aaron Cornell’s two-run double got the Larks on the board. They would also score on a Taylor Peterson double, a Zair Koeiman triple and a Blair Beck double.

Clayton Garland hit a two-run homer over the scoreboard in right to push the lead to 8-1 in the fifth.

Cornell had three hits and Garland drove in three helping Chandler Hawkins to the win. Hawkins gave up three runs on eight hits over seven innings. Ian Bentley pitched a scoreless eighth.

Other Jayhawk League results from Friday…
Wellington 12, Dodge City 2
El Dorado 8, Liberal 7