Butler County Times Gazette
  • Broncos tripped up on the road at Hays

  • El Dorado usually has trouble winning in Hays. This season's three-game series was no exception.


    The Broncos lost two one-run decisions -- 5-4 and 7-6 -- and a 7=3 setback on Saturday night.


    Saturday's loss was called after seven innings by lightning.


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  • El Dorado usually has trouble winning in Hays. This season's three-game series was no exception.
    The Broncos lost two one-run decisions -- 5-4 and 7-6 -- and a 7=3 setback on Saturday night.
    Saturday's loss was called after seven innings by lightning.
    The Broncos' first-inning woes continued in Hays. El Dorado allowed two runs in the first inning both Friday and Saturday then was touched for one run on Sunday.
    Silver linings were few for the Broncos. Brandon Lawrence, who got off to a terrible start this season, has started to hit. He was a combined 3 for 6 on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, he went 0 for 5 but hit the ball hard.
    Leadoff hitter Mikel Mucha went 2 for 4 on Friday and 2 for 5 on Sunday. However, on Saturday, he was 0 for 3.
    Pitching-wise, Matt Robertson pitched extremely well in relief on Saturday night, going 4 1/3 innings and allowing no runs. Suddenly, with two outs in the sixth, the home plate umpire ejected him.
    The Broncos will take on the Kansas Kannons Thursday at McDonald Stadium
    Friday's Game
    Hays 5, El Dlorado 4
    El Dorado   300 000 100 -- 4 9 0
    Hays   210 100 021x -- 5 7 0
    W -- Heflin. L -- Davis. HR -- ED: Lawrence.
    El Dorado batting: Mucha 2-4, Clay 1-5, Coughenour 1-4, Baptista 1-3, Lawrence 2-3, Williams 0-3, Osburn 0-4, Perez 1-4, Stanley 1-4.
    El Dorado pitching: Small 3 1/3-4, Cirbo 2 2/3-0, Davis 2-1.
    Saturday's Game
    Hays 7, El Dorado 3
    El Dorado   000 300 0 -- 3 4 0
    Hays   240 000 1 -- 7 9 0
    Game halted by lightening.
    W -- Mas. L -- Cirbo. HR -- ED: Henk; Hays: Koeiman, Darby.
    El Dorado batting: Mucha 0-3, Clay 0-3, Coughenour 1-3, Harris 0-3, Lawrence 1-3, Baptista 0-2, Henk 1-3, Davis 0-2, Stanley 1-3.
    El Dorado pitching: Cirbo 1 2/3-5, Robertson 4 1/3-0, Weber 1-1.
    Sunday's Game
    Hays 7, El Dorado 6
    El Dorado 210 002 100 -- 6 9 3
    Hays 101 030 20x -- 7 15 6
    W -- Hawkins. L -- Hardison.
    El Dorado batting: Mucha 2-5, Clay 1-3, Lawrence 0-5, Coughenour 0-4, Harris 1-4, Henk 0-5, Williams 2-3, Osburn 2-4, Perez 0-3.
    El Dorado pitching: McKaskle 5-5, Hardisonj 1 2/3-2, Harvey 1 1/3-0.

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