BY JIM MISUNAS
HILLSBORO — Larned’s Baylea Perez tripled home three runs to cap a six-run rally for a 12-8 softball victory over Hillsboro. The Indians trailed 8-6, but drew five walks and a batter was hit by a pitch.
The Indians were down to their last out when Krehbiel was hit by a pitch to force home a run. Taylor and Grandy drew bases-loaded walks for a 9-8 lead. Perez made the Trojans pay with a base-clearing double that scored Trista Flock, Abby Towery and Grandy for a 12-8 lead.
LARNED 12, HILLSBORO 8 (G1)— The Indians hit the ball with authority delivering five extra-base hits.
Lynzi Myrick’s RBI triple and Mattie Glover’s RBI double handed the Indians a 2-0 lead. Kendra Grandy, Perez, Alea Makings and Myrick drove home runs in a four-run fifth inning.
Makings started the seventh inning with a single followed by walks to Myrick and Glover. Two more walks and a hit batter handed the Indians a 9-8 lead.
Ava Weisbeck and Cheyenne Bernhardt drove in the Trojans’ first two runs. Ava Weisbeck’s two-run triple and Ellian Wesbeck’s RBI single gave the Trojans a 5-2 lead. Taylor Helmer’s single tied the score 6-6 after five innings.
Samantha Moss delivered a two-run single for an 8-6 lead off Larned pitcher Mattie Glover.
HILLSBORO 16, LARNED 1 (G2)— Larned pitcher Abby Towery started with five walks and a hit batter to fuel a seven-run first inning. Hillsboro’s Kylee Martin drove in three runs and Ellian Weisbeck drove in two runs.
Bernhardt, Dani Klein, Moss, Ava Weisbeck and Marler-Bisbee also drove home runs.
Larned’s Lynzi Myrick doubled home Baylea Perez for the Indians’ run.
Larned 200 040 6 — 12 10 0
Hillsboro 011 312 0 — 8 15 0
Glover and Grandy. Barnhardt, Helmer (6) and Jones. W—Glover, 2-0. L—Bernhardt. 2B—L—Glover, Grandy, Makings, Perez; H—Helmer. 3B—L—Myrick; H—Weisbeck.
Larned 100 — 1 3 0
Hillsboro 772 — 16 16 0
Towery, Glover (1), Taylor (2) and Martin. Helmer and Moss. W—Helmer. L—Towery, 0-1. 2B—L—Myrick; H—Klein. 3B—H—Martin.
Haven 4-0 4-0
Pratt 4-0 4-0
Hillsboro 3-1 3-1
Kingman 3-1 3-1
S. Valley 4-2 4-2
Hoisington 2-2 2-2
Larned 2-2 2-2
Lyons 2-2 2-2
Halstead 0-4 0-4
Hesston 0-4 0-4
Nickerson 0-6 0-6
Halstead at Hesston
Hillsboro at Haven
Larned at Pratt
Lyons at Nickerson
Smoky Valley at Kingman
Kingman at Hesston
Haven at Larned
Larned 12-8; Hillsboro 16-1
Smoky Valley 15-3, 16-9 Nickerson
Lyons 12-3, 15-6 Hesston
Pratt 15-5, 14-8 Halstead