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Larned's Skelton powers Indians to split
LHS senior girls
Larned girls Madison Erway, Haley Skelton, Kelsey Parr, Erin Smith, and Madison Wares join their parents for Senior Night. Larned will host the 4A softball regional Monday. - photo by Photo by JANET FLESKE

LARNED — Larned’s Haley Skelton drilled a three-run homer and drove home five runs to spark the Indians to a 5-2 Central Kansas League softball victory over Lyons. The Lions won the nightcap 9-7 to salvage a split.
Larned (9-11) will meet rival Hoisington (8-12) in Monday’s 4A Larned softball regional. Pratt (17-1) meets Nickerson (0-19) in the second game.
LARNED 5, LYONS 2 — Pitcher Mattie Glover yielded two unearned runs, but benefited from strong defensive plays. Centerfielder Ivory Muldrow threw to shortstop Baylea Perez for a first-inning double-play. Daci Stover was thrown out at home on a third-inning tag by catcher Lynzi Myrick.
Skelton homered off pitcher Ruth Pineda after Maddy Wares reached on a passed ball on a strikeout and Perez singled in the third inning. Skelton singled home Muldrow and Perez after a hit by pitch and single in the fifth inning.
Pineda scored in the first inning when a bunt by Stover was misplayed. Pineda scored a third-inning run on a Larned error.
LYONS 9, LARNED 7 — Larned trailed 6-0 before rallying. Lynzi Myrick third-inning homer highlighted a 10-hit attack. Monica Clark and Ivory Muldrow each drove home two runs.
Pinch runner Renee Tracy and Monica Clark scored on errors and Muldrow’s groundout scored three second-inning runs. Clark’s single scored Madison Erway in the fourth inning and Clark scored the tying run on Muldrow’s groundout.
Jessiah Smith homered for a 7-6 lead and Bailey Hollinger’s seventh-inning two-run homer gave the Lions a 9-6 lead. Hollinger drove home four runs. Smith and Stover each drove home two runs.
Kelsey Parr’s RBI seventh-inning single scored Muldow, but pitcher Logan Griffitt retired Skelton and Myrick to end the game.

Lyons 101 000 0 — 2 4 0
Larned 003 020 x — 5 5 3
Pineda and Fierro. Glover and Makings. W—Glover. L—Pineda. 2B—Lyons—Smith, Marshall. 3B—Larned—Erway. HR—Larned—Skelton.
Lyons 240 001 2 — 9 8 3
Larned 031 200 1 — 7 10 1
Griffitt and Fierro. Glover and Makings. W—Griffitt. L—Glover. 2B—Lyons—Smith, Jaime, Glover. 3B—Larned—Erway. HR—Larned—Myrick; Lyons—Hollinger 2, Smith.

Pratt 17-1
Haven 17-3
Kingman 16-4
Lyons 13-7
SValley 13-7
Larned 9-11
Hoisington 8-12
Hesston 7-11
Halstead 5-15
Hillsboro 2-17
Nickerson 0-19
Lyons 10, Hoisington 7
Haven 14-3, Halstead 6-0
Pratt 15-3, Hoisington 0-2
Kingman 13-10, Nickerson 1-0
Larned 5-7, Lyons 2-9
Smoky Valley 12-20, Hillsboro 11-2

4A CLAY CENTER MAY 16—Clay Center-Wakefield 13-3 vs. Concordioa 2-15, 4:30 p.m.; Smoky Valley 13-7 vs. Chapman 7-13, 3 p.m.

4A KINGMAN MAY 18—Haven 17-3 vs. Wichita Trinity 1-17, 3 p.m.; Kingman/Norwich 16-4 vs. Clearwater 4-16, 4:30 p.m.

4A LARNED MAY 15—Pratt 17-1 vs. Nickerson 0-19, 3 p.m.; Larned 9-11 vs. Hoisington/Central Plains 8-12, 4:30 p.m.

3A MARION MAY 15-16—SE Saline 17-1 vs. Halstead 5-15, 3:30 p.m.; Lyons 13-7 vs. Marion 12-8, 6:30 p.m.; Sterling 16-2 vs. Hesston 7-11, 2 p.m.; Hutchinson Trinity 14-6 vs. Remington 9-9, 5 p.m.

2A MEDICINCE LODGE MAY 15-16—Elkhart 16-2 bye; Stanton County 3-13 at Spearville 4-8, 5:30 p.m.; Medicine Lodge 12-4 vs. Ellinwood 14-6

2A MOUNDRIDGE MAY 16-17—Moundridge 12-7 bye; Hillsboro 2-17 vs. Little River 2-17, 3 p.m.; Inman 7-13 vs. Canton-Galva 4-14