CLAY CENTER – The Hays Eagles Junior American Legion dropped their opener in the Clay Center A Zone Tournament, losing to the host team 10-2 in six-innings Friday. Clay Center scored four in the first then pulled away with a run in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the sixth.
Bradyn Dreher had two hits and Caden Morgan drove in two runs.
Morgan pitched three innings and allowed five runs on five hits. All nine of his recorded outs were by strikeout.
The Junior Eagles will play the loser of Saturday’s noon game between McPherson and Junction City in an elimination game at 6:00 p.m. Saturday.