Monarchs fall to Larned in Zone tourney

By The Hays Daily News

LARNED --  Larned broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the fourth inning, and defeated the Hays Monarchs Senior Legion baseball team, 5-4, in their Class AA Zone tournament Sunday.

Hays (17-6) drops into today's 5:30 p.m. elimination game.

Ricky Hockett took the loss for the Monarchs. He allowed five runs (two earned) on four hits in four innings. He struck out four and walked five, and Hays committed three errors.

Larned took a 4-2 lead after the first inning, then Hays scored two in the top of the fourth, before Larned broke the tie.

Cameron Brin had two hits for Hays. Ryan Schippers and Jordan Gottschalk had Hays' two RBIs. Larned committed two errors. If the Monarchs win today, they will play again at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. A loss ends their season.