Hoisington sweeps double-header with Ellinwood

HOISINGTON, Kan. (KWCH) -- Hoisington jumped on Ellinwood early in the first inning. Trey Byers hit a two-run single to score Jerred Bieberle and Mitch Menges who reached base on a walk and single respectively. Derek Boxberger ripped a double to bring Byers and Avery Brewer home. Boxberger would score after a throwing error. Then Holt Hanzlick reached first on an error charged to the shortstop. Quentin Boxberger made it safely to first thanks to a bobbled ball by the first baseman. Hanzlick scored from third on the play. The Cardinals would leave the inning with seven runs.

Ellinwood clawed back a run after Gage Hosman scored from third on a passed ball in the top of the second inning. In the bottom of the second, the Eagles would give up three more runs.

Mitch Menges scored the first run by stealing home on a passed ball from third base. Jacob Sprect scored the second run as Avery Brewer was thrown out at first from a throw by the third baseman. Trey Byers scored the third run on a Derek Boxberger single past second base.

Down ten runs to one, Ellinwood went to work narrowing the score in the top of the third inning. Ryan Niles hit the ball to the first baseman, but his out allowed Trey Schofield score from third. It would be their only run in the inning.

Hoisington came to bat needing seven runs to end the game early. The first three batters all hit singles to load the bases with no outs. Jacob Sprecht then reached on another single, Jerred Bieberle and Braxton Donovan scored. Mitch Menges and Jacob Sprecht reached home
courtesy of Trey Byers's single. Avery Brewer singled in Byers. Derek Boxberger earned Hoisington's lone out of the inning on a second to first force out. Holt Hanzlick reached first base on balls and then stole second. In scoring position, he took full advantage when Quentin Boxberger singled. Hanzlick's run ended the game with a score of 17 to 2. In the second game of the doubleheader, Hoisington's offense continued to produce.

They scored four runs in the first inning. Mitch Menges hit an inside the park home run that also drove in two runs. The Cardinals also scored four runs in the second inning. Ellinwood tried to muster a run in the game, but could not do so. Only two of the ten Eagle batters reached base and never advanced farther than first. Needing seven runs
to end the game early, Hoisington came through with offense in the bottom of the third inning again. The game was capped off with a two-RBI single by Holt Hanzlick. Braxton Donovan pitched both games for Hoisington and earned the wins. He only faced thirty batters on the day and tossed 84 pitches at them.