Monarchs headed to state By The Hays Daily News

LINCOLN — The Hays Monarchs are headed to the Class AA American Legion state tournament.

Hays (18-13) earned a 7-1 victory against Lincoln County in the Zone 6 title game Friday, securing a berth in next week's state tourney in Pratt.

Taylor Rome pitched a complete game Friday. He gave up one unearned run on six hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.

Rome also drove in two runs, going 1 for 3 while Braiden Werth had three RBIs. Ryan Schippers was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Cameron Brin was 3 for 4 with three runs scored.