LYONS— The Hoisington Cardinals failed to take advantage of a great day from Brad Reif on Tuesday losing 3-2 to Lyons in 10 innings.
Reif was a workhorse on the mound. He allowed one earned run, four hits and four walks while striking out five over nine innings of work.
Grady Kirkhart got the win for Lyons. He pitched three shutout innings, struck out four, walked none, and surrendered no hits.
Hunter Hanzlick ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted one-third of an inning, walked one, struck out none, and allowed one run.
The top of the first saw Hoisington take an early lead. Justin Umphrey started things off for the Cardinals with a single. Jake Warnken singled to score Hanzlick.
Lyons answered in the bottom of the inning scoring two runs. Jacob Buckman walked, Dakota Nave singled and both scored on a groundout by Riley Kirkhart and an RBI single by Tyler Edwards.
Hoisington scored one run in the top of the seventh on back-to-back singles by Kyle and Kody Lang, and an RBI ground out by Jeremy Breit to tie the score at 2-2.
Lyons won the game on a walk-off single by Nave to score Ryan Pray in the bottom of the tenth inning.
In game two the Cardinals came out firing, but couldn’t hang on to the lead, ending up on the losing side of a 6-5 ball decision.
Kyle Lang did his best to jumpstart the offense for Hoisington, reaching base three times. He scored one run, had two RBI’s. He singled in the third and eighth innings.
Hoisington scored two runs in the second with help from singles by Warnken and Kody Lang and a walk by Lang. Jeremy Breit earned an RBI when he was hit by a pitch with bases loaded. The Cardinals followed with three runs in the third on singles by Hanzlick, Umphrey, and Lang.
Lyons scored single runs in the third, fifth, sixth and eight innings and added two runs in the fourth. The Lions ended the second game on another walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth.
Jordan Douglas recorded the win for the Lions. He pitched five shutout innings, struck out three, walked none and gave up three hits. Lang was charged with the loss. He went 1 1/3 innings, walking none, striking out one and allowing one run.