The Hays Eagles Senior American Legion baseball team is off to a 2-0 start after a 9-5 win over Russell Tuesday night at the Hays High Field. Down 3-2, the Eagles scored two in the fourth and four in the seventh.
Marcus Altman led off the fourth with a double and scored the tying run on a Kaden Rohr fielder’s choice. Cole Schumacher grounded out to short, scoring Brandon Bollig with the go-ahead run.
Brady Bieker hit a two-run single in the seventh.
Cole Schumacher throws three innings of scoreless relief, striking out one and walking two for the win. Layne Downing had three of Hays 12 hits.
The Eagles are back in action Friday at a tournament in Manhattan, taking on Great Bend at 4:45 and Manhattan at 7pm.