The Hays Monarchs 17-and-under American Legion baseball team cruised to a doubleheader sweep of Kinsley, picking 11-1 and 13-3 run-rule wins on Monday at TMP Field.

In the first game, the Monarchs scored two runs in the first and exploded for an eight-run third inning. Nick Helget had three hits and Tyson Dinkel added two.

Jace Wentling went five innings on the mound, allowing a run and six his while striking out six.

In game two, Helget had three more hits with four runs driven in. Wentling added two hits with three RBIs.

Kade Harris earned the win on the mound. He gave up a run and four hits while striking out eight in four innings.

The Monarchs will play a doubleheader at Larned on Thursday.