The Hays Monarchs Legion baseball team picked up a pair of blowout wins to open the season this past Thursday at Thomas More Prep-Marian Field. 

The Monarchs needed just six innings to sweep Dodge City, cruising to a pair of 12-0 wins. 

In game one, Cole Zimmerman tossed three hitless innings and had three hits with two runs drive in at the plate. Creighton Renz added two hits and Luke Ruder scored three runs for the Monarchs. 

In the second game, Chase Werth also threw three hitless innings while striking out six. 

Trent Mayo led the Monarchs with three hits including a triple and a double in game two. 

The Monarchs will return to action with a pair of home games on Thursday against Russell.