The Larks score three in the first, and then put the game away with an eight-run third.
Mackenzie Handel has a big night, hitting a pair of three-run homers and an RBI double, finishing 3-for-4 with seven RBIs. Ethan Leiter also had a double and a homer, while Cam Brown hit a solo shot. Tito Andino goes 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.
Malcolm Purdy gets the win, pitching four innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks.
The Larks are 3-2 on the season and open a three-game set with defending Jayhawk League champion Haysville tonight at Larks Park, with games starting at 7pm each night. Saturday night is Pack the Park and Pack the Pantry night. Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Hays Community Assistance Center. Sandwiches and drinks will be on sale for $1.50. Sunday is Military Appreciation Night. All veterans are invited to attend and be recognized before the game. We’ll have Sunday night’s game on KAYS, beginning with the pre-game show at 6:40pm.
Elsewhere around the Jayhawk League, Derby is at Liberal and El Dorado travels to Dodge City.