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Red-hot Indian baseball sweeps Vikings
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Larned's Carson Smith tags out Smoky Valley Viking baserunner Ty Miller. The Indians swept the Vikings 7-3 and 21-9. - photo by Photo by JANET FLESKE


LARNED — Larned’s baseball team swept Smoky Valley 7-3 and 21-9 Thursday to stretch their winning streak to eight games. Larned has swept four consecutive Central Kansas League doubleheaders. Larned (10-8) plays at winless Lyons Tuesday.

LARNED 7, SMOKY VALLEY 3 (G1) — Larned’s Austin Gladow ripped a three-run homer to spark Larned to a 7-0 lead. Larned pitcher Alex Barger struck out a season high 11 batters.
The Indians scored four first-inning runs. Carson Smith singled and Mello Bryant walked. Barger singled home Smith. Martin was hit by a pitch and Gladow drilled a three-run homer.
Shevin Martin scored on a perfect squeeze bunt by Mason Burris in the third inning for a 5-0 lead. Bryant scored on an error and Jordan Taylor scored on Gladow’s groundout for a 7-0 lead.
Brett Heitschmidt and Cort Elliott drove in Vikings’ fifth-inning runs and Kyle Anderson scored on an error.

LARNED 21, SMOKY VALLEY 9 (G2) — Larned’s Brandon Ceniceros homered and drove home four runs and Carson Smith drove home three runs. The Indians used 12 walks and seven Viking errors to score 11 unearned runs.
Bryant, Brayden Rupp, Martin all drove in two runs. Mason Perez, Barger, Hunter Fitzpatrick, Nick Orth and Mason Burris all drove in one run.

S. Valley 000 030 0 — 3 6 1
Larned 401 200 x — 7 10 5
Able and Heitschmidt. Barger and Stelter. W—Barger. L—Able. 2B—Martin; SV—Thomas. HR—L—Gladow.

S. Valley 042 12 — 9 11 7
Larned 481 8x — 21 11 6
Weldy, Malm (1), Adam (2), Miller (4) and Heitschmidt. Gladow, Smyth (5) and Stelter. W—Gladow. L—Weldy. 2B—L—Barger, Orth; SV—Malm, Anderson. 3B—L—Barger. HR—Ceniceros.

Nickerson 16-0
Pratt 11-2
Haven 11-5
Hillsboro 9-6
Kingman 10-7
Larned 10-8
Hoisington 6-10
S. Valley 6-10
Hesston 5-12
Halstead 4-12
Lyons 0-16

Haven 8-2, 7-4 Kingman
Hillsboro 13-7, 6-3 Halstead
Hesston 14, Hoisington 9; Hoisington 9, Hesston 8
Smoky Valley 16-0, 13-5 Lyons
Nickerson 6-1, 10-0 Pratt

Larned 7-3, 21-9 Smoky Valley

Nickerson at Halsead
Pratt at Lyons
Haven at Hoisington
Hesston at Hillsboro

1—Pratt 11-2
2—Holcomb 9-3
3—Larned 10-8
4—Hugoton 5-8