HAYS – The TMP Monarchs 17U Legion team picked up their first win of the season Thursday, splitting their doubleheader with Ellinwood at the TMP Field. The Monarchs rallied with eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the opener 15-14.
Jace Wentling hit a one-out triple which scored two runs the game winner. Wentling drove in three. Nick Helget had four hits.
Tyson Dinkel pitched the final two innings and picked up the win despite allowing five runs on eight hits.
Ellinwood scored six times in the third to take an 8-5 lead. They then added five in the top of the seventh to go up 14-7.
In the second game, Ellinwood scored six in the sixth to break open a two-run game and won 12-6.
The Monarchs had a 2-0 lead until the third when Ellinwood scored three runs. They led 4-2 going to the sixth then scored eight runs in the final two winnings.
Carter Newell gave up five runs, two earned, on six hits with seven strikeouts and two walks and suffered the loss. He also had two hits and drove in three runs.
The Monarchs are now 1-5.