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Monarchs suffer zone loss

By The Hays Daily News

LINCOLN -- The Hays Monarchs AA Legion baseball team dropped its first game Sunday in the Zone 6 Tournament.

Hays fell 3-1 to host Lincoln County, and will play Hoisington today at 7:30 p.m. in an elimination game. The first-round loss drops Hays to 14-13.

In Sunday's loss, Lincoln drove in its three runs in the second inning against Monarch starter Cameron Brin (5-2).

Hays' lone run came in a rally attempt in the seventh in an RBI by Taylor Wasinger. The Monarchs collected just three hits, one each from Ryan Schippers, Pierce Schippers and Wasinger.

Brin pitched three innings and Braiden Werth finished the game.

Shane Zimmerman is slated to start today's game against Hoisington. The Monarchs took 3 of 4 from Hoisington, most recently earning a 7-0, 10-1 sweep in Hays on July 12. The start of the tournament Sunday was pushed back due to rain. If the Monarchs win today, they will face either Lincoln County or Smith Center in the next round. A loss and Hays' season ends.