The A’s grab an early 3-0 lead in the first before the Larks started to rally. The Larks trailed 4-2 in the third when Yavapai’s Ethan Leiter hit a three-run homer with two outs to give the Larks their first lead at 5-4.
Dodge City tied the game at 5 in the top of the sixth with a solo homer off reliever Jon Ryan. However, Hays pushes four across in the bottom of the inning, with Chandler-Gilbert’s Elvin Rodriguez, Eastern Oklahoma’s Aaron Cornell and Vanguard’s Sean Wilson all driving home runs. The Larks would add two more in the seventh for the 11-5 margin.
Ryan picks up the win in relief for the Larks. Hays is now 10-4 on the season and winners of four straight. The Larks are 7-3 in the Jayhawk League. The two teams meet again Wednesday night in Dodge City.