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Larned Legion sweeps Monarchs
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LARNED – The Larned Legion baseball team tuned up for postseason play with a sweep over Hays Thomas More Prep 8-5 and 13-2 Monday at Moffett Stadium.

LARNED 8, TMP 5 (G1) – Relievers Owen Reece and Gavin Alvarez each threw three innings after starter Cade Colglazier struggled. Alvarez finished the game with a solid pitching performance with seven strikeouts.

LARNED 13, TMP 2 (G2) – Winning pitcher Dillan Smith settled in after yielding a home run. He drove home four runs with two hits. Shortstop Brady Hope closed out the game with a leaping catch for a double-play at first base.

LEGION AA ZONES (19 and under)

HOISINGTON (7-17)—G1—Larned 9-7 vs. Otis-Bison 0-16, noon; G2—Ellinwood 6-6 vs. Goodland 2-3, 2 p.m.; G3—winners G1, G2; G4—losers G1, G2; 7-18—G5—winner G4 vs. loser G3, 2 p.m.; G6—winners G3, G5 

BELOIT—Beloit, Clifton-Clyde, Norton, Republic County, Smith Center, Sylvan Grove

IOLA—Iola, Marmaton Valley, Mulvane, Silver Lake, Wamego

SABETHA (7-18)—Marysville 10-10 vs. Hiawatha 2-14; Doniphan County 11-10 vs. Seneca 9-10; 7-19—Sabetha 21-8 vs. Doniphan County/Seneca winner; Corning 9-7 vs. Marysville/Hiawatha winner