The Dodge City Rangers exploded for 37 runs against the Ulysses Tigers in winning both games of a road doubleheader in American Legion action.
Dodge City won the first game 16-2 in five innings and 21-1 in four innings in the nightcap to complete the sweep and remain unbeaten after four games into the season. Every player for the Rangers got at least two hits combined in the doubleheader.
"I'm very palsied to how we played because ti could have been essay after taking two from Hays, that we may not have been focused against a team like Ulysses, who is a talented club," said Rangers' head coach Chris Chilton. "We threw strikes and we made only one error on the day. We didn't try to do too much and did what we needed to do to come home with two Ws."
Andrew Balderaz, Drew Chance and Dawson Davis went 3-for-4 with two doubles in the opener, while Hunter Olivarez went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs. Dillon Roy and Gideon Wells also scored three runs in the opener.
Austin Weiser was the winning pitcher, giving up two earned runs, two hits and a walk while striking out nine in the complete game.
Balderaz was the winning pitcher in the second game, giving up a run, four hits and two walks while striking out two in his four innings of work. Balderaz was also 3-for-5 at the plate with a double, triple and three runs scored in the nightcap.
Weiser was 3-for-4 with a double, triple and three runs, while Wells was 4-for-5 with a double and two runs. Grant Meininger was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs, and Juan Carlos Vallejo was 2-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored.
The Rangers' next doubleheader is today at 6 p.m. with a road contest against Hays Thomas More Prep. They will then host the Bob Coffin Invitational tournament this weekend.