Monarchs Drop AA State Tourney Opener

TMP MARIANIola sent 13 batters to plate, scoring seven runs in the fourth inning and defeats the Hays Monarchs 11-1 in four innings at the AA American Legion state tournament Wednesday afternoon in Pratt.

Both teams scored a run in the first. The Indians plated three in the second to grab a 4-1 lead then blew it open with the seven-run fourth. The Monarchs managed just one hit in the game and scored their only run on a Ryan Schippers sac fly.

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Pierce Schippers takes the loss, allowing six runs on eight hits while walking two, hitting one and striking out one.

The loss drops the Monarchs to the loser’s bracket where they will face Wellington in an elimination game Thursday at 10am. Wellington lost 8-0 to Concordia in their opener.