A dominant pitching performance from Trey Riggs and a solo home run from Brock Lummus helped the Hays High baseball team get off to a strong start in the Western Plains Diamond Classic on Thursday at Indian Field.
Hays High pulled out a 1-0 decision over Manhattan, with Riggs tossing a complete-game shutout to help HHS improve to 14-1 on the season.
Brock Lummus accounted for the lone run with a solo homer in the fourth inning, driving a pitch over the right-field wall.
Riggs allowed just three hits with three walks striking out four. He picked up his second shutout win in a row.
Manhattan put its leadoff runner on base to start the seventh before Riggs induced a groundout to second base for the first out. Dylan Dreiling then made a diving catch in center field and doubled off the Manhattan runner at second to end the game.
Lummus’ hit was one of just two that Manhattan pitcher Zac Cox allowed. Palmer Hutchison had the other hit for Hays High.
Cox walked three while striking in out four in six innings.
Hays High was set to play Great Bend on Thursday night. Check HDNnews.net for a full recap of the Indians’ first day in the Classic.