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HHS baseball sweeps Pratt

By The Hays Daily News

PRATT -- The Hays High School baseball team swept Pratt in 10 combined innings Thursday.

The Indians won 11-0 in Game 1 and 15-4 in Game 2.

Hays High out hit Pratt nine to one in the opener and 14 to three in the second game.

Senior pitcher Hayden Hutchison (1-0) started Game 1 and threw four innings, striking out four and allowing just one hit and no walks. Freshman Cole Schumacher pitched a 1-2-3 fifth inning.

Offensively in Game 1, Hutchison finished 2 of 2 at the plate with two doubles, two runs scored and four RBIs. Junior Layne Downing hit 2 of 3, scored a run and batted in two runs.

Freshman Marcus Altman (1-0) started Game 2 and threw four innings, striking out seven and allowing four runs on three hits and two walks. Downing pitched a 1-2-3 fifth inning.

In Game 2, Hutchison hit 4 of 4 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Downing finished 4 of 4 with two runs and three RBIs. Senior Chandler Rule had two runs and two RBIs on 3-of-3 hitting, and senior Zack Legleiter hit 2 of 3 with two runs and two RBIs.