The Hays Eagles Senior American Legion split their doubleheader with Dodge City Tuesday night at Hays High School, dropping the opener 11-3 then coming back to take the second game 5-3. The Eagles are now 12-11 on the season. They play the Hays Monarchs Friday at Larks Park.
Game 1: Dodge City 11, Hays 3 (6 innings)
Dodge led 7-2 after four innings then put the game away with a run in the fifth and three in the sixth. Brady Bieker allowed seven runs, four earned, on nine hits over the first four innings and takes the loss. The Eagles scored on a Dan Bittel RBI single in the first. Jake Sedbrook drove in a run with a single in the fourth then Kyler Niernberger homered in the sixth.
Game 2: Hays 5, Dodge City 3
The Eagles scored three in the first, one in the second and one in the fourth. Layne Downing hit a two-run triple to get the Eagles on the board. Clayton Basgall tripled and scored in the second then scored again in the fourth on an error. Basgall also recorded the final out with runners and first and second for the save. Cameron Klaus didn’t allow a run on two hits over four innings of relief to get the win.