WICHITA, Kan. – The Hays Larks defeated the KCCBA All-Stars by run-rule 10-0 in the opening round of the NBC World Series powered by Evergy.
The Larks had three players collect a multi-hit game, with Wyatt Divis from UT Arlington only allowing two hits on the mound to earn the shutout victory for Hays.
After snatching the early 2-0 lead following the first inning, the Larks added another insurance run in the top of the fourth off a sacrifice grounder to make it a three-run game. Hays continued to answer offensively with four runs in the top of the fifth, drawing three bases-loaded walks and scoring another run off a hit by pitch.
Following two singles in the top of the seventh inning, the Larks scored two more runs off a fielding error to make it a 9-0 game. A double from Max McGuire drove in the 10th run for the Larks, allowing Hays to claim the first round victory in a run-rule.
The Larks advance to the winners bracket on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. in Hutchinson, facing either Lonestar, TX Baseball Club or Houston, TX MVP Prospects. The KCCBA All-Stars will play at 3 p.m. on Tuesday in Hutchinson, with its opponent to be determined.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Thanks to a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Kansas City Club Baseball Association All-Stars defeated the Houston, TX Prospects at Hobart-Detter Field on Tuesday afternoon.
Chase Spoonemore led the All-Stars with three hits in five at-bats while four players collected multi-hit outings for the Prospects. Julio Escobar recorded five strikeouts in three innings pitched for the Prospects, with the All-Stars pitching staff combining for seven strikeouts.
Following a 1-1 tie after two innings, the Prospects came up with six runs in the top of the third inning to move ahead 7-1 in the top of the third inning. Responding with two runs in the next half-inning, the All-Stars came up with a five-run inning in the bottom of the fourth to take a one run lead.
The Prospects tied it up in the top of the sixth inning, but Dayvin Johnson came up with a triple and scored off an error in the following half-inning to help the All-Stars regain the lead. Two more runs allowed the Prospects to regain the lead, but a run in the bottom of the seventh inning and the bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning allowed the All-Stars to retake the lead for good.
Kansas City will play the Hutchinson Monarchs in Hutchinson on Wednesday. The time for that game is to be announced.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Thanks to 12 hits in just six innings, the Hutchinson, KS Monarchs defeated the KCCBA All-Stars 12-1 in the 2020 NBC World Series powered by Evergy on Wednesday night at Hobart-Detter field.
Taylor Barber and Clayton Chadwick led the Monarchs with a 3-for-4 outing at the plate each, with Chadwick driving in five RBIs to lead Hutchinson in that category. Mikel Howell pitched all six innings for the Monarchs and recorded five strikeouts with only one earned run.
Barber helped the Monarchs strike first in the top of the first inning, driving in the go-ahead run with an RBI single. Following a seven-run top of the third inning, Drew Reetz came up with an RBI double in the top of the fourth inning to put the Monarchs ahead by nine runs.
KCCBA’s Jaidan Quinn put the All-Stars on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning, smashing a solo home run. The Monarchs scored three more runs in the top of the sixth inning, allowing them to take the game in a run-rule effort.
The Monarchs will play on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in Hutchinson, taking on the winner of the Hattiesburg, MS Black Sox vs. Denver, CO Cougars matchup.