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Larned splits softball opener
Lynzi Myrick picks up a double on a hard hit to the outfield.
Larned's Lynzi Myrick picks up a double on a hard hit to the outfield. - photo by Photo by JANET FLESKE


LARNED — Larned pitcher Mattie Glover threw the opener and delivered the go-ahead double to spark the Indians to an 11-9 first-game softball victory over Kingman. The Eagles won the nightcap 16-5 to split the doubleheader played in 45-degree weather.
LARNED 11, KINGMAN 9 (game 1) — The Indians rallied from an 8-3 deficit with a six-run sixth inning off Kingman pitcher Carlie Kelley.
Abby Towery, Breanna Setzer, Baylea Perez, Alea Makings, Lynzi Myrick and Glover scored sixth-inning runs. Makings and Glover delivered RBI doubles in the inning.
“We did the job offensively that first game,” said Larned softball coach Amy Wilson. “I was most pleased our young girls and our bottom of the batting order stepped up and got the job done.”
Perez, Makings and Myrick scored first-inning runs for a 3-0 lead. Myrick and Shaylee Martin delivered RBI base hits. By the time Larned scored again, Kingman led 8-3 after 41/2 innings.
Makings and Myrick scored runs in the fifth inning and Myrick doubled home Makings.
Martin delivered three hits and Myrick and Nikki Taylor each had two hits.
KINGMAN 16, LARNED 5 (game 2) — The Eagles scored 13 runs in the first three innings by taking advantage of walks and Larned errors.
Larned’s Myrick scored a second-inning run. The Indians scored four times in the fourth inning. Myrick, Glover, Kendra Grandy and Julie Tapia scored runs. Glover and Grandy each had two hits.
“Kingman is a good softball team and we struggled defensively in the second game,” Wilson said. “We walked too many batters and committed too many errors.”
The Indians play Tuesday at Hillsboro (2-0).

Kingman 023 120 1 — 9 11
Larned 300 026 x — 11 11
Kelley and Taylor. Glover and Martin. W—Glover, 1-0. L—Kelley, 0-1. 2B—L—Myrick 2, Makings, Setzer; K—Kelley. 3B—K—Janelle Belt.

Kingman 418 30 — 16 5
Larned 010 40 — 5 5
Janelle Belt, Kelley (3) and Taylor. Perez, Taylor, Glover and Martin. W—Belt, 1-0. L—Perez, 0-1. 2B—L—Myrick, Tapia. 3B—K—Garrison. HR—K—Bangert.

Haven 2-0 2-0
Pratt 2-0 2-0
Hillsboro 2-0 2-0
Hoisington 1-1 1-1
Kingman 1-1 1-1
Larned 1-1 1-1
Lyons 1-1 1-1
Halstead 0-0 0-0
S. Valley 0-2 0-2
Hesston 0-2 0-2
Nickerson 0-2 0-2

Haven 10-0, 15-0 Smoky Valley
Pratt 10-0, 10-0 Hesston
Hillsboro 14-3, 11-1 Nickerson
Hoisington 19-1, Lyons 4-2
Larned 11-9; Kingman 16-5

Halstead at Smoky Valley

Larned at Hillsboro
Nickerson at Haven
Lyons at Hesston
Hoisington at Kingman

Pratt at Halstead
Kingman at Hesston
Hillsboro at Hoisington
Haven at Larned
Smoky Valley at Nickerson