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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Heat shuts out Hays. Double header Tuesday

  • The Wellington Heat provided a fine finale to the Kansas Wheat Festival Sunday night by blanking the Hays Larks 9-0 in the first game of a three-game homestand at Hibbs-Hooten Field.
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      By Karl Younkman
     
     
     
       The Wellington Heat provided a fine finale to the Kansas Wheat Festival Sunday night by blanking the Hays Larks 9-0 in the first game of a three-game homestand at Hibbs-Hooten Field.
     
     
     
    The game scheduled for Monday night was rained out. The Heat will host the Larks for a double header Tuesday, starting at 5 p.m.
     
     
     
    Derek Fischer turned in a masterful performance on the mound for the Heat, going the distance for the first complete game victory of the season for Wellington. Fischer spent most of his time on the hill enticing the Larks into hitting groundballs right at the defense. The Heat recorded five double plays for the evening and Fischer was quick to credit his fielders for a job well done.
     
     
     
         “I just went out there and threw strikes and let my teammates play defense,” said Fischer after the game. “The hitters gave us an early lead and I tried to keep the ball down and locate my pitches.”
     
     
     
          The nine runs were indeed a team effort as the Heat played small ball with only two extra-base hits registered in the contest. Kyle Lacey was one with a big blow hitting a double off the wall to clear the bases for the Heat.
     
     
     
          Wellington maintains a comfortable lead over second place Derby in the Jayhawk League with about two and a half weeks left in the regular season.
     
     
     
     

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