HAYS – The TMP-Marian 17U Monarchs baseball team swept Hill City 3-1 and 2-1 in a couple of five inning games Thursday night at the TMP Field.
The Monarchs rallied with three runs in the fourth inning in the first game. Kade Harris tied the game on a fielders choice to the shortstop scoring Michael Hale. Noah Gibson broke the tie on a ground out to short. Ben Pfeifer drove in the third run on a ground out.
Carter Newell pitched two scoreless innings of relief and picked the win after starter Jace Wentling allowed one run on two hits over the first two innings. Both pitchers struck out three Hill City batters.
The Monarchs jumped out early with two runs in the top of the first in the second game. Mark Rack drove in Jace Wentling with a two-out single then Nick Helget scored on a wild pitch.
Hill City scored their line run in the top of the third.
Kade Harris allowed one run on two hits over three innings for the win
The Monarchs have won five of their last six and improve to 8-8.