The Lincoln County Hawks scored three runs in the second inning and that would be all they would need as they hold off the Hays Monarchs 3-1 in the American Legion Zone 6 tournament opener Sunday in Lincoln. The Monarchs fall to 14-13 on the season. They will play Hoisington Monday in an elimination game around 7:30pm.
The Monarchs plated their lone run in the seventh on a two-out RBI single from Taylor Wasinger, scoring Ryan Schippers, but Taylor Rome struck out to end the comeback.
Cameron Brin takes the loss, allowing all three runs in three innings of work.
In the other zone tourney game, Smith Center defeated Hoisington 3-1 in eight innings.