HAYSVILLE, Kan. - A big seven-run third inning led the Hutchinson Monarchs to a 13-3 victory on Sunday. Several Monarch batters contributing to the big inning included Dylan Nedved, Austin Hamm, Brayden Whitchurch, and Anthony Mackenzie, all driving in runs in the frame.
In the first inning, Hutchinson got their offense started. Taylor Barber singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.
The Monarchs, now 8-1, scored seven runs in the third inning. Hutchinson Monarchs offense in the inning was led by Nedved, Hamm, Whitchurch, and Mackenzie, who all drove in runs.
Preston Snavely was the winning pitcher for Hutchinson. He lasted six and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and three runs while striking out 11. Snavely's 11 stikeouts ties for the 6th most strikeouts in a game in Monarch history. He's the first Monarch to strike out 10 or more in a game since Dominic Robinson fanned 12 on August 1st of 2018. Jake Sharp threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Lance Christenberry took the loss for Haysville Aviators. He surrendered two runs on two hits over two innings, striking out one and walking one.
Hutchinson socked one home run on the day. Whitchurch had a homer in the second inning.
Hutch totaled 11 hits in the game. Mackenzie, Nedved, and Barber all had multiple hits for the Monarchs. Mackenzie led the Monarchs with three hits in four at bats. Hutchinson didn't commit a single error in the field. Hamm had 13 chances in the field, the most on the team.
Haysville Aviators totaled seven hits. Jordan Larson and Keaton Candor each collected multiple hits for Haysville Aviators. Larson went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Haysville Aviators in hits.
Next action for the Monarchs in tonight at Hobart-Detter field for a make up game with the Newton Rebels. Hutchpost.com will stream that game live starting at 6:50 pm.
Steve Carpenter, Narrative Science and GameChanger Media attributed to this report.