BY JIM MISUNAS
Hays Eagle Trey Riggs drilled a three-run homer in an 11-2 opening win over the Great Bend Chiefs. He struck out 10 batters in a 6-5 victory in the nightcap for a sweep of Tuesday’s baseball doubleheader at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
Great Bend (15-8) plays McPherson at the Salina Grand Slam Baseball Tournament Friday. Hays improves to 17-5.
HAYS EAGLES 11, CHIEFS 2 (G1) — Riggs set the tone with a three-run first-inning homer as the Hays AAA Eagles ripped three homers in an 11-2 opening Legion baseball victory. Cody Petersen walked and Palmer Hutchison singled prior to Riggs’ homer.
The Chiefs scored two first-inning runs. Alex Schremmer singled and scored on Carson Smith’s triple. Smith scored on an error for a 3-2 score.
Hays scored four runs in the third inning. Brock Lummus singled home Dom Bainter and Petersen. Riggs scored on a hit batter and Lummus scored on a bases-loaded walk for a 7-2 lead after three innings.
Petersen and Lummus drilled homers off reliever Layton Holden for a 9-2 lead after four innings. Josh Haynes scored on a sixth-inning wild pitch and William Sennett singled home Colby Dreiling for an 11-2 final.
HAYS EAGLES 6, CHIEFS 5 (G2) — Brady Kreutzer singled home Palmer Hutchison off pitcher Alex Schremmer in the seventh inning. Hutchison walked and stole second base. Riggs struck out 10 batters in 42/3 innings of relief work.
The Chiefs led 1-0 when Carson Smith’s double scored Alex Schremmer, who doubled in the first inning.
The Eagles scored four third-inning runs. Andrew Moore scored on a wild pitch. Trey Riggs doubled home William Sennett, Petersen and Palmer Hutchison after two walks and a hit batter.
The Chiefs scored three runs in the third inning. Townshend Kurth and Colin Hall scored on bases-loaded walks and Riley Smith scored on a wild pitch for a 4-4 tie. Colin Hall singled home Schremmer for a 5-4 lead after four innings. Riggs saved the game by striking out Riley Smith and Calan Haberman to end the rally.
Hays Eagle Tate Garcia singled home Kreutzer in the fifth inning for a 5-5 tie.
Hays Eagles 304 202 0 – 11 11 3
GB Chiefs 200 000 0 – 2 3 0
Hutchison and Lummus. Soupiset, Holden (3), Carson Smith (6), Haberman (7) and Hall. W—Hutchison. L—Soupiset, 3-1. 2B—H—Petersen. 3B—GB—Carson Smith. HR—H—Riggs, Petersen, Lummus.
Hays Eagles 004 010 1 – 6 6 2
GB Chiefs 103 100 0 – 5 5 2
Dreiling, Riggs (3) and Kreutzer. Hall, Kurth (3), Schremmer (7) and Carson Smith. W—Riggs. L—Schremmer, 1-1. 2B—GB—Schremmer, Carson Smith; H—Riggs.
GREAT BEND CHIEFS SCHEDULE (15-8)
WW—Kinsley Southwest Sox—13-0, 10-0
WWWW—Liberal Tournament (Canon City, Colo. 11-1; Liberal JV 10-1; Liberal FR. 8-0; Liberal 18s 4-2)
LLLL—Barton Tournament (The Barn 0-8; 316 Elite 4-6; Arsenal 7-14; Grays Baseball 3-4)
WW—Dodge City—8-7, 6-5
WL—Salina AAA Falcons—5-2, 5-11
WWWW—Topeka Tournament (Kansas Senators 12-6; Ottawa 3-2; Rossville 6-5; Hays AAA Eagles 8-0)
L—at Hays AAA Eagles 2-4
LL—Hays AAA Eagles, 2-11; 5-6
6-28—Salina Tournament (McPherson)
6-29--Salina Tournament (Topeka Senators, Millard (Neb.) North)
7-2—at Dodge City, 5 p.m.
7-3—at Kinsley SW Sox, 6 p.m.
7-5—Salina AAA Falcons, 6 p.m.
7-19-27—AAA Zone Tournament, Great Bend
7-31/8-4—AAA State Tournament, Hays