The Hays High baseball team split their doubleheader in Great Bend Thursday. The Indians score 16 runs on 15 hits in the opener and win 16-0 in 5 innings. The Panthers rally for an 8-7 win in game two. Hays is now 9-3 and 4-2 in the Western Athletic Conference. The Panthers are 7-2 and 3-1 in the WAC.
Game 1: Hays 16, Great Bend 0 (5 inn.)
The Indians blew the game open with 10 in the top of the fifth. Zack Legleiter had three hits and drove in five including two with a first inning home run. Chandler Rule also had three hits and knocked in three. He had a solo homer in the first. Hayden Hutchison added a solo homer in the fourth and Layne Downing had a two-run shot in the fifth.
Hutchison allowed just one hit over four innings and picks up the win. Cole Schumacher didn’t allow a run in the fifth.
Game 2: Great Bend 8, Hays 7
The Panthers rallied with a run in the sixth and three in the seventh. The Indians scored six in the first but would get just a Hayden Hutchison solo homer in the fourth the rest of the way.
Chandler Rule hit a three-run shot in the first to lead the Indians offense.
Hutchison takes the loss in relief, allowing one unearned run on two hits in 2/3 of an inning.