The Larks get on the board in the first with Mackenzie Handel’s RBI double to right. Cam Brown picks up an RBI on a ground out, giving the Larks a 2-0 lead after one.
A pair of homers expand the Larks lead. Aaron Cornell and Jon Ryan each hit solo shots, with Cornell’s in the third and Ryan’s in the fourth for a 4-0 lead.
Haysville scores in the top of the fifth, but the Larks answer in the seventh. Cody Gougler hit an RBI single to right, scoring Sean Wilson for the 5-1 lead.
Kirk Jewasko picks up the win in his Larks debut. The junior lefty from Incarnate Word throws five innings, giving up a run on three hits, two walks and five strikeouts. Three pitchers from the bullpen combine to throw four shut out innings to close the game. Justin Ziegler picks up his first save.
The Larks are 4-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Jayhawk League. Saturday night is Pack the Park and Pack the Pantry night. Fans are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Hays Community Assistance Center. All beverages and sandwiches will be on sale for $1.50. First pitch against Haysville is at 7pm at Larks Park.