DODGE CITY – The Hays Larks scored five runs in the sixth to break open a one-run game and beat the Dodge City A’s 8-2 Wednesday night at Cavalier Field.
The Larks (25-7, 24-7 KCLB, 9-5 KCLB Jayhawk West) first four batters singled to open the big inning. They scored a run on awild pitch then added two more singles. Skyler Luna, Jimmy DeLeon and Drake Angeron all drove in runs in the inning.
Justin Lee doubled and homered and finished with two RBI.
Starter Rustin Hays (4-1) allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings for the win. Tommy Garcia pitched two scoreless innings of relief as the Larks increase their lead to a game and-a-half over Liberal in the Jayhawk West Division.
The Larks return home Thursday night to play the Denver Cougars. They’ll play the Cougars again Friday then host the Boulder Collegians Saturday and Sunday before returning to Dodge City Monday where they can wrap up a share of the division title.