GREAT BEND – The Hays Eagles Junior American Legion baseball team went 1-2 Saturday at the Great Bend American Legion Post #180 Braves Baseball Classic. The Eagles opened the day with a 15-0, three inning run-rule win over Hutchinson before losing 18-6 to Hoisington and 5-2 to Great Bend.
Remington Cox was a single shy of hitting for the cycle in the first game against Hutchinson. His three-run inside-the-park in the bottom of the first was all the Eagles needed for the win. Cox went 3-for-3 with five RBIs and three runs scored. Dalton Dale also had three hits with three RBIs and three runs scored. Garrett Wellbrock added two hits and knocked in three.
Andrew Moore allowed only two hits with six strikeouts and one walk over three innings for the win.
Hoisington scored five in the fourth and four in the fifth to break open a four-run game. Remington Cox and Dawson VonFeldt both had two hits with Cox driving in two runs but it wasn’t enough to overcome seven Eagles errors.
In the final game of the night, Great Bend scored two in the first and one in the second. The Eagles would answer with three in the first but Dawson VonFeldt’s two-run double scored Andrew Moore and Noah Wiemer to close the gap top 3-2. It would stay that way until the fifth when the Braves took advantage of two Hays errors to score two unearned runs.
Garrett Wellbrock gave up all five runs (three earned) on six hits over 5 2/3 innings for the loss. Wellbrock struck out three and walked three.
The Eagles return to Great Bend Tuesday to face the Braves in a doubleheader at the Great Bend Sports Complex.