EL DORADO, Kan. — Saturday’s game against El Dorado Broncos was a heartbreaker for Hutchinson Monarchs (15-9), as they lost the lead late in a 5-3 defeat. The game was tied at three with El Dorado Broncos batting in the bottom of the eighth when Tanner White doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.
Hutchinson Monarchs lost despite out-hitting El Dorado Broncos seven to six.
El Dorado Broncos opened up scoring in the second inning. An error scored one run for El Dorado Broncos.
El Dorado Broncos knotted the game up at three in the bottom of the sixth inning, when Cooper Elliot singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
Hutchinson Monarchs tallied three runs in the fourth inning. Hutchinson Monarchs batters contributing to the big inning included Jackson Loftin and Keith Wolverton, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Josh Young was on the pitcher’s mound for El Dorado Broncos. He lasted five innings, allowing five hits and three runs while striking out three and walking zero.
Zach Philbin toed the rubber for Hutchinson Monarchs. He went five and a third innings, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out seven. Noah Kelley threw two and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen.
Hutchinson Monarchs racked up seven hits in the game. Loftin and Dylan Nedved each managed multiple hits for Hutchinson Monarchs. Loftin went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Hutchinson Monarchs in hits.
White led El Dorado Broncos with three hits in five at bats.
Next action for the Monarchs is Sunday night with an evening contest as the Haysville Avaiators take on Hutch at Hobart-Detter field and the Monarchs start at 2 hame home stand. First pitch is at 6:00 pm.
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