HAYSVILLE — For the second straight night, the Hays Larks rallied, then broke a tie late, and it resulted in a win on the road in Jayhawk League action Sunday.
Winning their third straight against Haysville and sweeping the series, the Larks got a double in the eighth inning from Jacob Boston to score Josh Minjarez, breaking a 3-3 tie for a 4-3 victory.
The win moves Hays to 9-1 overall and 5-1 in league play heading into this week’s road series against Liberal.
That came after Jax Biggers had a base hit in the seventh inning Sunday that tied the game, scoring Mike Gangwish to knot the game at 3. Hays won with eight hits, despite committing three errors, dropping Haysville to 5-3 overall and 3-3 in league play.
Tyler Schwanner (1-0) got the win in one inning of relief, while Chad Smith closed the door on strikeouts in the ninth for his second save. Schwanner gave up one hit with one strikeout and one walk in the eighth. Starter Rob Caudill pitched six innings and left trailing 3-2. He gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits with six strikeouts and a walk. Cole Hendrix pitched the seventh for the Larks.
Biggers and Mike Mioduszewski each had two hits, while four Larks drove in a run. Biggers scored twice in the second spot.