Eagles go 3-0 in Buhler
BUHLER — The Hays Eagles 19U summer baseball team went 3-0 in the Bob Hooper Showcase this weekend in Buhler but didn’t get the opportunity to play for a tournament title.
The Eagles (7-0) beat Great Bend 6-3 in Sunday’s semifinal but the title was canceled because of storms.
No tournament champion was declared. The Eagles would have played Buhler, a team the Eagles swept in a doubleheader earlier in the week in Buhler.
The Eagles took control early against Great Bend with three runs in the first inning. Colby Dreiling’s RBI groundout scored Brady Kreutzer. Brock Lummus stole home after a pickoff attempt at first base, and Josh Haynes came home on an RBI single from Josh Haynes.
Lummus homered in the third inning and the Eagles tacked on two more insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Dalton Dale gave up runs in 2 2/3 innings of work on the mound to earn the win. Brady Kreutzer tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the save.
The Eagles went 2-0 in pool play on Saturday, beating the Topeka Senators 12-0 and pulling out a 3-2 win over the Topeka Scrappers.
Lummus homered and tripled while driving in five runs against the Senators. He went 3 for 3 at the plate with a walk. Dreiling also added three hits with a double. Garrett Wellbrock, Dale and Keatyn Barnett combined for the shutout on the mound.
The Eagles were tied at two with the Scrappers before Haynes drove in the game-winning run with a single in the bottom of the sixth. Kreutzer worked a perfect seventh inning on the mound to record the save. Dreiling picked up the win, giving up two runs, four hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings.
Carson Jacobs had two hits against the Scrappers. He tied the game with a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth.
The Eagles will play Smith Center in a doubleheader on Wednesday at Hays High Field.