The Dodge City Athletics lost to the Hays Larks Sunday to end their three-game winning streak. And after a 21-0 win in Wichita Monday, the A's dropped another one to the Larks at home Tuesday.

    Dodge fell to Hays in extra innings 7-5 after jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead after one inning of play.


    The Dodge City Athletics lost to the Hays Larks Sunday to end their three-game winning streak. And after a 21-0 win in Wichita Monday, the A's dropped another one to the Larks at home Tuesday.
    Dodge fell to Hays in extra innings 7-5 after jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead after one inning of play.
    In the bottom of the first, after Dodge starting pitcher Jesse Reinstein retired the side in the top half, A's right fielder Matt Kempin was hit by pitch with the bases loaded to bring home the game's first run.
    Two batters later, catcher Brad Cochrane grounded out to third but Troy Larson scored on the play after reaching on an error. Third baseman Oscar Sigala later scored on a passed ball to give Dodge the early three-run advantage.
    Hays bounced back quickly, however, in the top of the second as second baseman Jason Morriss tagged Reinstein for a two-run home run to cut the Dodge lead to one.
    "We can't come out against a team like Hays, score three runs in an inning and then stop playing," A's manager Jeremy Irlbeck said. "I don't think the guys stopped playing but I think our approaches at the plate changed slightly."
    After both teams failed to plate a run in the third, the Larks added two more runs in the top of the fourth as third baseman Andrew Heck hit a two-run double to center field to give Hays the 4-3 lead.
    Dodge added another run in the bottom of the fifth on a RBI-double by Cochrane to tie the game at four runs apiece and the score stayed that way through regulation and into the 10th.
    With pitcher Evan Cunningham on the mound in relief for Dodge, the A's gave up two runs in the top of the 10th, and then allowed one more as David Saiz took the ball to go down 7-4.
    The A's rallied in the bottom of the inning but it wasn't enough as they went on to lose 7-5 and fell to 8-7 on the season, and 3-7 in Jayhawk League.
    Dodge will take on the Wichita Sluggers today at Cavalier Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.