Hays High baseball hosted Dodge City on Friday for a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader. The Indians kept their record spotless with a sweep of the Red Demons.
The Indians led 2-0 after Cody Petersen blasted a two run homer in the bottom of the first inning. Hays however trailed Dodge City 7-2 by the time the bottom of the sixth inning came along. Dylan Dreiling scored a single run for the Indians on an inside the park home run to get the deficit down to 7-3.
Chance Murphy worked a scoreless top of the seventh inning to keep the score steady. Hays then finally got some momentum. The first five batters of the inning reached on a pair of singles, two walks and a hit batter. A single by Trey Riggs drove in a run which was followed by a bases loaded walk by Brock Lummus. Josh Haynes walked with two outs to reload the bases and set up the heroics of Justus Dotts. Dotts sent a 2-1 pitch just fair into left field scoring Riggs and Dom Bainter for an 8-7 victory.
Murphy who pitched the top of the seventh inning took his first career varsity win.
Highlights Game 1
In game two the Indians trailed 3-1 entering the bottom of the second inning. Hays scored four runs in the second and then eight in the third to take a commanding lead. Four more runs for the Indians in the fourth inning allowed them to beat Dodge City 17-3 in five innings. The Red Demons walked ten batters and hit another in game two as the Indians scored 17 runs on just 10 hits.
Cody Petersen took the victory in game two.
Highlights Game 2
Coach Frank Leo
Following the sweep of Dodge City Hays moves to 11-0 on the season and 5-0 in the Western Athletic Conference. Dodge City falls to 6-4 and 0-4 in league play.