Both the Greeley Grays (1-0) and the Hays Larks (0-1) put runners aboard on Monday, but it was the Greeley Grays that were able to take advantage, pulling out a 2-1 win at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
The fact that the Greeley Grays grouped all of their runs into the first inning helped them take advantage of their hits.
The Greeley Grays held off the Hays Larks, as the Hays Larks were unable to overcome a two-run first inning deficit.
The Hays Larks scored one run in the first on an RBI single by Mackenzie Handel. Still, the Hays Larks couldn't catch the Greeley Grays.
The Greeley Grays relied on bo mclavey to eat up innings en route to the win. Mclavey allowed one earned run, seven hits and no walks while striking out five over eight innings of work.
Justin Ziegler ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his first loss of the post-season. He threw nine complete innings, walked one, struck out four, and allowed two runs.