HAYS – The Hays Monarchs 17U American Legion baseball team put up 24 runs Monday night and rolled to a doubleheader sweep of Kinsley at the TMP Field. The Monarchs won the opener 11-1 then took the nightcap 13-3 to move to 3-5 on the season.
Jace Wentling allowed one run on six hits with six strikeouts and three walks for the five-inning complete game victory in game one. Jacob Pfeifer and Tyson Dinkel both drove in two as the Monarch took advantage of nine walks and a couple of Kinsley errors.
Nick Helget had three hits and drove in four in the second game. Wentling added two hits and three RBIs. Kaleb Harris pitched four innings and allowed one run on four hits with eight strikeouts and no walks for the win.
The Monarchs travel to Larned for two games on Thursday.