The Hays Larks opened up a big week with a win, defeating the Denver Cougars 7-2 Monday night at Larks Park. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak and improves their record to 22-8.
Hays scored three in the second and never looked back. Aaron Cornell had two hits and drove in two. The Larks also had solo homers from Brent Gillespie and Mackenzie Handel.
Starter Logan DeRosier gets credit for the win, going four innings and allowing one run on three hits. Alex Frey allowed the other run two innings of relief. Former Lark and Fort Hays State Tiger Andy Lewton threw two scoreless innings and former Tiger Kyle Leroy pitched a perfect ninth.
Notes: Catcher Spencer Neve from Santa Rosa [Calif.] CC made his debut vs. Denver and went 2-for-2 with two doubles an RBI and a run scored… The Larks will have a one-game game lead in the Jayhawk League over El Dorado heading into their key three game series with the Broncos beginning Tuesday. The Broncos lost at home to Wellington 10-1 Monday night.