The Hays Monarchs American Legion baseball team raced out to an early 5-0 lead after two innings and beats Hoisington 8-0 to stay alive at the zone 6 tournament Monday night in Lincoln. The win improves the Monarchs to 15-13 on the season. They will now play Smith Center in another elimination game Wednesday at five o’clock.
The Monarchs took advantage of a walk and three errors and score three in the first. Two more Hoisington errors in the second led to two runs. The Monarchs would tack on two more in the fourth and one in the sixth.
Taylor Rome pitched four innings and allowed just two hits while striking out two and walking one to pick up the win.
Braiden Werth, Pierce Schippers, Ryan Schippers and Grant Romme were the only Monarchs to get a hit. Pierce Schippers, Ryan Schippers, Jordan Gottschalk and Grant Romme all had RBIs.