HAYS – The Hays Eagles Senior American Legion scored five runs in the first two innings and led 6-0 after six but had to hold off a late Buhler rally for a 6-4 win Wednesday evening at Larks Park.
Buhler was held hitless until the eighth when they plated four runs and had two on when catcher Brock Lummus picked off a baserunner to end the inning.
The Eagles (9-3) scored three in the first on a fielders choice from Palmer Hutchison and bases loaded walks to Brock Lummus and Jamison Martin.
Hays added two more in the second when Trey Riggs was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Hutchison hit a sacfifice fly to left.
Brady Kreutzer singled in the sixth to push the lead to 6-0.
Trey Riggs recorded the final four outs for the save. Willie Sennett, who was the first of eight Hays pitchers, picked up the win.