MAIZE, Kan. —The Maize Eagle proved that the 3rd inning was owned by them again in both games of the doubleheader vs Hutch High Friday as the Eagles swept two from the Salthawks, 7-1 and 6-4 in the nightcap. Hutchinson scored in the top half of the 1st inning on a double by Jackson Wells that drove in centerfielder Korey Holmberg, but that was short lived as Maize scored in the bottom of the 1st to tie the game at 1-1. Then Maize hung 5 runs on in the 3rd and sailed to a 7-1 win in game 1. Game 2 was very similar with Maize scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 3rd aided by a couple fielding errors, but Hutchinson closed the gap and only trailed 5-4 going to the bottom of the 6th inning. Maize added an insurance run in the bottom of the 6th and made short work of the Salthawks in the 7th to earn their 6th win of the season. Game 2 final score was Maize 6, Hutchinson 4.
Hutch falls to 3-5 on the season, while Maize goes to 6-4. Hutchinson plays host to Goddard on Tuesday, April 16th for a doubleheader with game 1 beginning at 4:30 pm at Hobart-Detter Field in Carey Park. Those games will again be audio streamed on Hutchpost.com powered by mixlr.com.