PITTSBURG – The Hays Eagles Senior American Legion baseball team was held to three hits and lost 12-0 to the host Pittsburg Patriots in their opening game at the American Legion State Baseball Tournament at Jaycees Ballpark. It’s the first time the Eagles have been shutout this summer and the most runs they’ve allowed.
The Patriots (20-7) scored five in the second then added four in the fifth and three in the sixth.
Starting pitcher Garrett Wellbrock (6-3) allowed five runs on nine hits with one strikeout and two walks over two innings and takes the loss.
Dalton Dale allowed one earned run on no hits over 2 1/3 innings. Brady Kreutzer gave up two runs on one hits in 2/3 innings and Caden Morgan pitched the final frame and allowed three runs on two hits. Dale and Kreutzer both threw 30 pitches and are available Thursday.
After inducing a double-play to get out of a jam in the first innings, Wellbrock gave up a double to Brett Sutterby to open the second. Sutterby advanced to third on a passed ball then scored on an infield single. With two outs, Eathan Light found hole into right to drive in the second run of the game. He scored on Kameron Willianmson’s infield single. A hit batter loaded the bases for Shay Mahnken who doubled into the gap in right center to make it a 5-0 game.
Wellbrock had two of the Eagles (19-5) three hits.
Kameron Williams went the distance for the Patriots allowing only one hit after the first inning with seven strikeouts and no walks.
The Eagles are back in action Thursday at 12:30 p.m. against the Kansas Senators who defeated the Ottawa Arrows 6-3. You can hear the game on KFIX (96.9-FM).
Day 1 Results
Larned 2, Silver Lake 0
Kansas Senators 6, Ottawa Arrows 3
Marysville 10, Republic County Rebels 3
Pittsburg Patriots 12, Hays Eagles 0
Day 2 Schedule
Larned vs. Marysville, 10:00 a.m.
Kansas Senators vs. Hays Eagles, 12:30 p.m.
Silver Lake vs. Republic County Rebels 6:00 p.m.
Ottawa Arrows vs. Pittsburg Patriots, 8:30 p.m.