A four-run sixth inning made the difference for the Hays Rebels Friday as they rolled past the Lehman Lobos 8-1 at the Lehman baseball field.
Hays’ (12-4-1, 5-4 in 25-6A play) win, which was the team’s fourth in a row, also secured a series sweep of the Rebels’ crosstown rivals. Hays outscored Lehman 28-6 in the three game series.
The Rebels also secured the team’s second straight 25-6A series victory.
Lehman (4-13-1, 1-8 in 25-6A play) dropped its fifth straight game in a row. The Lobos have lost seven of its last eight games.
Hays and Lehman went toe-to-toe through the first three innings before the Rebels drew first blood.
Hays tallied a pair of runs to take a 2-0 lead. Lehman countered with a run in the bottom half of the fourth inning to cut the Rebel lead.
After Hays extended its lead with a run in the fifth inning, the Rebels exploded for four runs in the sixth frame, aided by several Lobo errors.
On the mound, Hays pitcher Weston Wolf held Lehman scoreless in the final three innings. Wolf, who earned the win, went six innings and tallied six strikeouts in the game.
Lehman’s Nathaniel Garcia, who started the game and incurred the loss, went 1.2 innings. Jameson Castillo pitched 3.2 innings in relief.
Hays hosts Leander Friday at home, while the Lobos host Lake Travis on Saturday at 1 p.m.