Hays High defeated Liberal 1-0 in a pitcher’s duel. Hays senior Trey Riggs allowed just 3 hits and had 8 k’s and 1 bb’s, while Liberal junior Braxton Hyde gave up 5 hits with 6 k’s and 4 bb’s.
In the fourth, Hays had three consecutive singles to load the bases with no outs, when sophomore Dominic Bainter was hit by a pitch to score Trey Riggs for the only run of the game. Liberal was able to get out of the inning when Hyde struck out Josh Haynes and then got Justus Dotts to hit into a double play.
With two out in the top of the seventh, Liberal had runner’s at first and second but Riggs got a ground out from Kye Purdy to secure the win.