By The Hays Daily News
"Larks Magic" returned this weekend.
Hays, down by seven runs going into the bottom of the sixth, rallied for an 11-8 Jayhawk League victory over El Dorado on Sunday at Larks Park.
On Saturday, Cam Brown's solo homer in the sixth lifted Hays to a 5-4 win over El Dorado. On Sunday, after a five-run sixth to get back in the game, Hays (19-11 overall, 13-9 Jayhawk) took the lead with a five-run eighth, capped by Brown's three-run homer.
Malcolm Purdy (2-1) got the win in relief, and Michael Burchett pitched the ninth for a save. Burchett saved all three Larks' wins in the series sweep.
Brown had a three-hit night; he doubled in the sixth to drive in a run and finished with four RBIs.
In Saturday's game, Hays scored two runs in the fifth to tie the game at 4-4, then Brown's homer an inning later gave the Larks the lead.
Tory Doerr (2-1) picked up the win in relief.
The Larks travel to Haysville on Tuesday for a three-game series.
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The Hays Eagles hadn't been shut out all season before the wood-bat tournament in Blue Springs, Mo. At the tourney, Hays (23-13) went 1-3, and was shut out twice, including a 10-0 loss in five innings to Fayetteville, Ark., on Saturday. Hayden Hutchison (5-3) took the loss for the Eagles.
The Eagles return to action Wednesday, with a 6 p.m. doubleheader against the Hays Monarchs at Larks Park.