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Larned's rally sparks baseball sweep
gavin Alvarez


LARNED – Hoisington’s Legion baseball team had Larned on the ropes leading 6-1 with two outs left.

Seven batters later, Larned’s Gavin Alvarez singled home Dillan Smith with the game-winning run for a 7-6 comeback victory. Larned rolled past Hoisington 17-6 in Friday’s nightcap.

LARNED 7, HOISINGTON 6 (G1) – Hoisington starter Holt Hanzlick pitched brilliantly with nine strikeouts in a two-hit performance.

But reliever Tony Moore was tagged with the loss when Larned converted three walks, two errors and a passed ball into five unearned runs.

Hoisington scored single runs in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Leyton Haxton scored on a third-inning wild pitch.

Chase Steinert scored on Moore’s fourth-inning groundout. M.J. Aylward scored on a fifth-inning error for a 3-0 lead. Larned’s Carlos Ibarra scored on Mello Bryant’s fifth-inning single.

Chase Steinert scored on a bases-loaded walk to Jacob Specht for a 4-1 lead. Braxton Linsner scored on Jerred Bieberle’s single. Bieberle scored on an error for a 6-1 lead.

Carlos Ibarra walked and scored on an error. Ian Orth walked and scored on a passed ball. Mello Bryant scored on Brady Hope’s groundout. Jacob Grosfield walked and scored on Logan Erway’s single. Erway scored on Dillan Smith’s game-tying triple. Alvarez singled in Smith for the game-winner.

LARNED 17, HOISINGTON 6 (G2) – Larned cruised to an easy victory behind seven walks, six Hoisington errors and three hit batters.

Larned’s Alvarez drove home three runs and Hope, Ibarra and Dillan Smith, with three hits, each drove in two runs. Eian Sanders and Orth each drove home a run.

Hoisington’s Quentin Boxberger and Jacob Umphrey, with two hits, each drove in one run.

Hoisington 001 111 2 – 6 7 2

Larned 000 010 6 – 7 5 5

Hanzlick, Moore (6) and Specht. Alvarez, Bryant (5), Smith (6) and Hope. W—Smith. L—Moore. 2B—H—Ingram, Haxton. 3B—L—Smith.

Hoisington 015 00 – 6 8 6

Larned 433 25 – 17 11 2

Haxton, Ingram (2), Aylward (4) and Steinert. Erway , Hope (2), Grosfield (5) and Hope. W—Hope. L—Haxton. 2B—H—Ingram, Haxton; L—Alvarez, Grosfield, Sanders, Smith.