HAYS — Thomas More Prep’s summer baseball team roughed up Larned starter Isiah Perez in a 12-4 American Legion victory.
The Monarchs scored seven runs, five earned off Perez in five innings. TMP scored five runs off reliever Evan Skelton for a run-rule victory. The Monarchs scored 10 runs with two out. Ryan Ruder and Braiden Werth led seven batters with runs batted in with two apiece. All nine hitters contributed on offense.
Larned led 2-0 after a half-inning. Landon Erway doubled and Tyler Stelter singled him home. Isiah Perez’s triple brought home Erway.
In the second inning, Brayden Smith singled and scored on a groundball by Mason Schartz. Stelter’s triple drove home Schartz in the fifth inning after a single.
Larned’s pitchers yielded five walks and the defense committed five errors.
TMP 12, LARNED 4
Larned 210 010 0 — 4 7 5
TMP 120 043 2 — 12 13 1
Perez, Evan Skelton (6) and Stelter. Schmidt, Hockett (4), Ruder (7) and Shippers. W—Hockett. L—Perez. 2B—L, Bryant, Erway; TMP, Gottschalk, Stults, Ruder. 3B—L, Stelter, Perez; TMP, Rack, Werth.