HHS baseball swept at Salina South
By The Hays Daily News
SALINA -- The Hays High School baseball team dropped both games in its doubleheader at Salina South on Thursday, losing 6-2 and 7-4.
The Indians led 2-0 in Game 1 after two innings, but three runs in each the third and sixth innings led to the 6-2 win for the Cougars. South only outhit Hays High 8-7, but the Indians committed five fielding errors to none for the Cougars.
Marcus Altman took the loss for Hays High, pitching 5.1 innings. He gave up seven hits and four earned runs with five walks and five strikeouts.
The Indians took a 1-0 lead in the first inning of Game 2 when Dalton Stout doubled to score Kade Parker from second base. South responded with a three-run bottom of the first, but Hays High answered with two more runs in the top of the second to tie the game at 3.
Hays High retook the lead at 4-3 in the top of the fifth inning, when a Layne Downing groundout allowed Connor Rule to score from third base. The game fell apart for the Indians in the bottom of the fifth, when South scored four runs on three hits, aided by one HHS error.
Hays High only got a hit each over the final two innings, stranding both runners at second base.
Parker took the loss for the Indians, pitching all six innings. He gave up six hits and seven runs (all unearned). Parker struck out eight batters, walking one.
Hays High, now 3-5, will host Garden City on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. doubleheader.