McPHERSON – The Hays Eagles Junior American Legion baseball team split their two games at the McPherson 16U Tournament. The Eagles lost 12-5 to the Wichita Aeros-Grillot but bounced back to beat Hutchinson 7-1 Friday at the Grant Sports Complex.
The Aeros scored 11 of their 12 runs in the first two innings while holding the Eagles to two hits.
Dawson VonFeldt walked seven and allowed 11 runs on six hits in his first start of the season.
Dalton Dale allowed one run on one hit for the win against Hutchinson. Dale walked six while striking out four in the game called after four innings because of time limit.
Noah Weimer and Mason Robbins both had two of the Eagles eight hits.
The Eagles (1-5-1) scored four in the first on a Remington Cox RBI double, a wild pitch, a throwing error and Jack Fields RBI double. They added a run in the second and two more in the fourth.
They begin bracket play Saturday morning against the Buhler Junior Nationals.