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Salina Falcons earn AAA state berth
Salina qualifies for AAA state baseball

SALINA FALCONS 6, HAYS EAGLES 1 – The Salina Falcons scored four fifth-inning runs for a 6-1 championship victory over the Hays Eagles to earn a berth in the AAA Legion state tournament. The AAA state tournament is scheduled July 25-29 at Emporia.

The Falcons (28-2) trailed 1-0. Hays’ Jamison Martin singled, stole second base and scored on Cole Murphy’s fourth-inning double.

Salina’s Brayden Pavey and Seth Catania singled and Zach Farmer was hit by a fifth-inning pitch. Pavey scored on Layne Haddock’s groundout for a 1-1 tie. Dix doubled to drive in Catania and Farmer scored on an error to make it 4-1.

Salina pitcher Richard Davis threw a complete-game seven-hitter, striking out six without walking a batter.

Salina’s Ethan Kickhaefer doubled home Farmer and Dix in the seventh inning.

Hays (31-5) will play the Great Bend Chiefs (21-12) at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend Sports Complex for a AAA state berth.

 GREAT BEND ZONE (2 qualifiers)—TUESDAY—Hays Eagles 4, Great Bend Chiefs 0; FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP—Salina Falcons 6, Hays Eagles 1; WEDNESDAY—SECOND CHAMPIONSHIP—Great Bend Chiefs 21-12 vs. Hays Eagles (30-5), 6 p.m.