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Redskins Split with Second Ranked Hays

Brock Kappelmann - April 27, 2018 7:22 am

Liberal and Hays are right back where they started.  The Redskins and Indians split a pair Thursday at the National Beef Family Sports Complex.  Hays won the first game 5-4 and Liberal took game two 1-0 with the wind  howling in from left.

In game one, Hays plated a run in the first after two walks and a double against Redskin lefty Tucker Deaton.  The Redskins had base runners in the first and second but both were retired out on the bases.  Hays scored in the fourth when a runner scored from third after a pick off play between first and second.  Three singles and two walks led to three runs in the fifth for Hays as they grabbed a 5-0 lead.  Hays fell apart defensively in the sixth committing three errors helping the Skins scored four.  Syris Dunlap added an RBI single.  LHS had the tying run on second but did not scored the tying run.  Hays out-hit LHS 7-4.  Deaton pitched five innings and Alex Yanez tossed two scoreless frames.

In game two, Braxton Hyde pitched a complete game shutout to improve to 5-1.  Hyde allowed just three hits.  Liberal scored in the bottom of the second when Elijah McCarter singled home a run with two outs.  The Redskins stranded 10 runners on base in six innings.  Hays walked four hitters and beaned three.  LHS out-hit the Indians 4-3.

Liberal and Hays are both 5-1 in the WAC.  The Redskins are 13-3 overall and Hays is 7-1.  Liberal plays at Garden City Tuesday night on 1270 and kscbnews.net.

 

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