Chance Cotton and Eric Schuerman combined for a one-hit shutout as the El Dorado Broncos defeat the Hays Larks 1-0 Wednesday night at the NBC World Series in Wichita. It’s the first time the Larks have been shutout this summer and ends their run in Wichita at 2-2 and tied for seventh. The Larks finish the year 35-13.
Chance Cotton (5-3) held the Larks hitless for the first seven innings, striking out eight while walking six. He left with one out in the eighth. Eric Schuerman pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for the save.
Spencer Neve collected the Larks only hit with a leadoff single to open the eighth. The Larks would get two aboard in the inning but Clayton Garland grounded into an inning double play to end the threat. Hays was retired in order in the ninth.
The Broncos scored the game’s only run on a one-out single to center by Clayton Taylor in the first inning, scoring Johnny Coen who was hit by a pitch to start the inning.
Larks starter Ross Vance (1-1) took the loss, striking out six and walking three over six innings.