Larks win in walkoff fashion

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Grant Schmidt hit a walk-off home run to lift the Hays Larks to an 8-7 win over the Kansas Cannons on Wednesday night at Larks Park. 

The Larks, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit after the top of the first inning, improved to 7-1 on the season. 

Cameron Pehrson made it 3-2 in the third, driving in his second run of the game with an RBI single. 

The Cannons added two more runs in the top of the fifth to go up 5-2, but Hays answered with five runs un in the bottom of the frame. Leo Jiminian had an RBI single, Brock Lummus had a sacrifice fly and the Larks also scored runs on a wild pitch and two bases-loaded walks. 

The Cannons tied it up at 7 in the sixth. 

The game was still tied before Schmidt, a Fort Hays State Tiger, homered to left in the ninth to end it. 

Cade Brown picked up the win in relief, tossing a scoreless ninth. 

Wyatt Divis collected three hits and Matt Cavanagh added two. 

The Larks will host the Denver Cougars as they celebrate the Larks' 75th Anniversary celebration.