Hayfield Legion team tops Byron in District Playoff opener

Published 10:11pm Monday, July 16, 2012

HAYFIELD — The Hayfield Legion baseball team opened its postseason with an 8-4 win over No. 7 seeded Byron in the first round of the double-elimination District playoffs in Hayfield Monday.

Drew Streightiff tied the game at 3-3 with a two-out, three-run homer in the third inning and Hayfield tacked on four more runs in that frame to go up 7-3.

Byron loaded the bases with nobody out in the sixth inning, but Tyler Nelson came on in relief and forced a double play and a groundout to keep Bryon from scoring.

No. 2 seeded Hayfield will host No. 6 Adams Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Hayfield pitching: Jason Born (W), 5 IP, 3 H, 8 BB, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 K, 1 HBP; Tyler Nelson, 1 IP, 0 R; Cam Rutlege, 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R

Hayfield hitting: Cole Kruger, 3-for-4, double, R; Rutledge. 1-for-3, BB; Nelson, 1-for-3, BB; Drew Streightiff, 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBIs, R; Born, 2-for-3, BB; Connor Nelson, 1-for-4, double, R; Will Waggoner, 2-for-3, triple, 2 R, SB; Ben Czaplewski, 0-for-2, R, BB; Matt Walters, 2-for-3

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