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Monarchs Fall Behind Early in NBC World Series Defeat

By Brad Hallier


HUTCHINSON – The Hutchinson Monarchs dropped their first game at the NBC World Series on a cool Saturday evening at Hobart-Detter Field, 6-3 to Lonestar Baseball out of Austin, Texas.

The loss dropped the Monarchs to 1-1 in Pool A, with one more game remaining Monday at Wichita State’s Eck Stadium. The game against Oklahoma City D-Bat will be at 3 p.m., with the winner advancing to bracket play.

Saturday, the Monarchs led 2-0 going to the bottom of the third inning when Lonestar scored five runs on just two hits. Lonestar benefitted from three walks, two hit batters and a balk.

The Monarchs outhit Lonestar 7-6, but Monarch pitchers issued seven walks to two for Lonestar. Lane Brewster, Sawyre Thornhill and Cade Clemons each had two hits for the Monarchs.

The Monarchs had a promising start to the ninth inning. Down 6-2. Thornhill singled and then scored on Huntry Autrey’s drive to the fence. Autrey ended up at second base, however, he missed first base and was called out.

Michael Mulhollon took the loss for the Monarchs. He allowed five runs in 2 ⅔ innings, giving up two hits and six walks.