HAYSVILLE — After losing a three-run lead in Saturday night’s Game 2 of a three-game set with the Haysville Aviators, the Hays Larks rallied for their second straight win, handing Haysville a 9-6 loss.
The Larks got a single in the eighth inning from Jax Biggers to score Ty Redington and break a 6-6 tie, then Mike Mioduszewsky, who had a solo home run earlier in the game, and Garrett McKenzie each drove in a run to set the final margin as the Larks moved to 8-1 overall and 4-1 atop the Jayhawk League. The loss was the second for the Aviators.
The Larks had built a 5-2 lead early with two runs in each of the first and second innings, but Haysville managed to rally to take a 6-5 lead after six innings. Austin O’Brien had a double in the first inning to score Biggers. O’Brien ended the game going 2-for-5 with three runs driven in, and is batting .571 through 14 at-bats.
Mioduszewsky and Biggers each had a pair of hits, as did McKinzie and Redington.
Starter D.J. Carr pitched seven innings in the no-decision. He gave up six runs (four earned) on eight hits with eight strikeouts and two walks. Chad Smith (1-0) took the win, pitching a scoreless eighth. Ben Cilano earned the save with two strikeouts in the ninth, but did allow a hit and a walk.
Warriors’ Green suspended for Game 5 by NBA
OAKLAND, Calif. — Warriors forward Draymond Green was suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals — a potential championship-clinching contest — after the league retroactively assessed him a flagrant foul for swiping his hand to the groin of LeBron James.
The league reviewed the contact Green made in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers and deemed it “unnecessary” and “retaliatory,” leading to the Flagrant Foul 1.
“There’s no way you can say this is an acceptable act,” NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe told The Associated Press.
“You have to do what you think is right for the play,” VanDeWeghe said, “and unfortunately Draymond put himself in this position.”
Green was automatically suspended for one game because he accumulated four flagrant foul points over the course of the playoffs. He had retroactively been assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 for kicking Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams in the groin and a Flagrant Foul 1 for taking down Houston’s Michael Beasley.
“The cumulative points system is designed to deter flagrant fouls in our game,” VanDeWeghe said in a statement. “While Draymond Green’s actions in Game 4 do not merit a suspension as a standalone act, the number of flagrant points he has earned triggers a suspension for Game 5.”
Green did not address the media after practice, but his team spoke for him.
“He’s not happy, no,” Stephen Curry said. “Anybody in that situation, you can’t expect them to be OK with the decision.”
“We know it’s going to kill him not being out there,” Klay Thompson said.
The Warriors tried to keep a lid on their emotions, some faring better than others.
Coach Steve Kerr declined to comment on the ruling, saying: “It’s irrelevant what any of us think. We just have to accept the decision and move on.”
LeBron James was also assessed a technical foul for his role in the altercation, which included a physical taunt.
After Green had gotten tangled up with James and fallen to the floor, the Cavaliers forward walked over him. Green flung his arm toward James for the low blow.