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WICHITA — The Hays Larks fell to the Seattle Studs, 2-0, on Friday night in the semifinals of the National Baseball Congress World Series, played at Wichita’s Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Seattle got a complete-game performance from pitcher Scott Kuzminsky. He allowed only three Lark hits over nine innings, with one walk and nine strikeouts. On the other side, Lark starter Jake Fromson had seven good innings, allowing only three hits and one run with one walk and five strikeouts.

The Studs scored the game’s first run in the top of the fourth inning and later added a second against reliever Blake Rogers in the ninth.

The Larks finish the season 33-15 after going 4-2 in the NBCWS. Friday’s loss meant a third-place finish for the second time in three years for Hays.

Seattle will face Santa Barbara (Calif.), which defeated the NJCAA National Team, 6-1 on Friday, in Saturday's championship game. 

For more from Friday's game, see Sunday's HDN.