By JEREMY McGUIRE
Game 1: TMP 14, Garden City 4
Game 2: TMP14 , Garden City 8
HAYS, Kan.-TMP overcame some early defensive miscues in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Friday in a 14-4 win over Garden City. The Monarchs trailed 3-0 going into the bottom of the second inning and were able to score four runs to take a 4-3 lead, one that they would not give up. TMP would tack on eight more runs in the fifth inning to go ahead 12-3. Garden City would add one run in the sixth before TMP would get the run rule victory with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning.
The Monarchs would not trail in Game 2 as they picked up the 14-8 victory. TMP led 12-8 going into the bottom of the sixth inning when Chase Werth blasted a two-run homer to left field for the final six run advantage. Creighton Renz followed with an infield single which was immediately followed by a lengthy delay when a couple of fuses blew causing half of the stadium lights to shut down. Once the lights came back on TMP finished their business for the win.
The Monarchs improve to 8-0 on the season with the win. They will host Great Bend on Tuesday afternoon.
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