HAYS – The Hays Junior American Legion used a couple of big innings to pick up a pair of run-rule wins over Abilene Thursday evening at the Hays High Field.
After giving up three runs in the top of the first, the Junior Eagles scored seven in the second then added four in the third and took the opener 12-3 in five innings. They plated 12 in the first and won the second game 16-0 in three innings.
Remington Cox and Wyatt Crain both went 3-for-3 and combined to drive in five runs in the first game as the Eagles took advantage of seven Abilene errors.
Dawson VonFeldt allowed one earned run on three hits and worked around four walks for the win.
Cox three-run homer highlighted the big first inning in game two.
Noah Wiemer allowed only one hit over three innings for the win. He also drove in three runs at the plate as the Junior Eagles move to 9-11-1.
They play a doubleheader in Salina Monday then will open play in the Wild West Fest Tournament next Thursday.