The Hays Larks rallied for a pair of two run innings for a come from behind, 4-2 win over Derby Friday night in Hays.
Hays first two runs came in the seventh on a two RBI single by catcher Michael Gangwish, who delivered the fourth single of the inning and the first off reliever Eric Reardon to tie the game at 2.
Reardon help the Twins escape the inning tied at two, only to walk lead off batter Trey Ochoa in the 8th that led to the eventual game winning run. After Ochoa's walk, Matthew Dallas came on to give up a single to the next batter Jonathan Soberanes putting runners at the corners. Clayton Rasbeary followed with a sacrifice fly off Dallas scoring Ochoa, and later Spencer Packard singled home Soberanes from second putting Hays up by the 4-2 final.
Twins starter Kyle Britt went 6.1 innings before giving way to Reardon after allowing three straight singles in the 7th to start the inning. However, they were three of only 5 hits allowed by Britt on the night, while he struck out 3 and walked none.
Lane Bourland and Connor Basler had back to back RBI singles in the top of the 4th inning to give the Twins a 2-0 lead, but the Twins went the final 5 innings picking up just 3 hits.
With the loss, the Twins fall into sole possession of third place in the Jayhawk League, a game behind Hays while both are chasing Liberal, who began the night two games ahead of both teams.
The Twins and Hays play game two of their series Saturday night in Hays at 7:00