Larks starter Nick Goza retired the first 17 batters he faced, taking a perfect game and 2-0 lead into the sixth inning of their game with Derby Saturday night at Larks Park, but the Twins struck for three runs in the sixth and defeat the Larks 3-2 to even their three-game series at a game a piece. The Larks fall to 28-11 overall and 20-10 in Jayhawk League. The Twins improve to 15-19 overall and 13-18 in the league. The two teams wrap up the series Sunday night at 7pm.
Sunday night’s game can be heard on KAYS (1400-AM) and www.hayspost.com.
Goza retired the first two batters in the sixth, but a rushed throw by Jake Placzek on a chopper to shortstop allowed the Twins their first baserunner. The Twins scored their first run on a Jason McMurray single that was just fair down the right field line. Casey Scott’s two-out RBI double scored two to give the Twins the lead which they would hold the rest of the way.
Goza went ht distance, striking out three and walking one. Aaron Cornell had three hits and an RBI for the Larks.