A banner season for the Hays High baseball team continued this weekend with the Indians crossing another goal off their list.
Hays High won the Western Plains Diamond Classic for the first time since 2011, sweeping through the tournament with four wins.
The Indians wrapped up the title with a 9-5 win over Goddard-Eisenhower to close out the 37th annual tournament on Saturday at Indian Field.
It was the 15th Diamond Classic championship in program history for Hays High.
On a day where the Indians celebrated the legacies of head coach Frank Leo and assistant coach Keith Harper, the Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, highlighted by a two-run home run from Brock Lummus.
Eisenhower answered with four runs in the top of the second before the Indians tied it up in the bottom of the inning with a run off an error.
The Tigers regained the lead in the third but Hays took control with a three-run fourth inning. Palmer Hutchison drove in two with a double before Trey Riggs brought in another run with a double.
Eisenhower was within a run heading to the bottom of the sixth but Lummus and Dylan Dreiling had RBI singles to add more insurance.
Dreiling went three innings on the mound, allowing five runs on four hits with four walks and two strikeouts. Willie Sennett earned the win in relief after giving up two hits and a run in four innings.
Lummus and Dreiling each had two hits at the plate.
Leo and Harper, who have coached together at Hays High for 39 seasons, were recognized before the game. This season marks Leo and Harper's last with the Indians. Saturday was the last regular season home game for the coaches, though the Indians assured this weekend that they will host a Class 5A regional.
A large gathering of Hays Hays baseball alumni were on hand to celebrate the careers of Leo and Harper. The coaches have guided the Indians to 18 Western Athletic Conference Championships, 12 state tournament appearances and two state runner-up finishes.
Leo and Harper were presented with gifts before the game, including a silhouette of the two that will be displayed at Indian Field.
Hays High opened the Diamond Classic Thursday by beating Manhattan 1-0 and taking a 6-3 win over Great Bend. The Indians then run ruled Salina Central 10-0 on Friday night before wrapping up the title on Saturday.
The Indians will play at Ulysses on Tuesday to close out the regular season.