Mike Spyers knew he had to do something to make up for an errant throw in the bottom of the second inning in the first game of a doubleheader between Blue Springs Post 499/Fike and Hi-Boy Drive In/Post 340 Monday at Crysler Stadium.

Mike Spyers knew he had to do something to make up for an errant throw in the bottom of the second inning in the first game of a doubleheader between Blue Springs Post 499/Fike and Hi-Boy Drive In/Post 340 Monday at Crysler Stadium.

With Fike already trailing 1-0 and Hi-Boy’s Joel Frias on second base after a two-out RBI double, Spyers, a second baseman for Fike, made a sliding stop of a ball hit up the middle by Hi-Boy’s Cody Halterman and came up firing.

The ball sailed over Fike first baseman Luke Warner’s head and into the fence of the Fike dugout and caromed right back to Warner as Frias made a dash for home on the play. Warner’s throw beat Frias to the plate as Fike catcher Shay Parra applied the tag on Frias to end the inning.

“That was a hustle play,” Spyers said of Warner’s play. “Every time you hustle like that you get rewarded for it. I’m glad he made up for my mistake. I thanked him after that in the dugout.”

Spyers’ one-out single a half inning later ignited a two-run Fike rally and they never looked back in an 8-2 win in game one. Fike won game two 7-0 to sweep the Zone 2 East twin bill and keep its torrid summer going with a 34-4 overall record and a 20-2 mark in Zone 2 East play.

“I figured a good play isn’t made until you make the throw,” Spyers said of his fielding gaffe. “Technically it goes down in the books as an error, so I wanted to make up for it.”

Make up for it Spyers did. He singled up the middle with one out in the top of the third and scored two batters later on Sam Morman’s double over the head of Hi-Boy center fielder Spencer Gearhart.

Morman’s shot also scored Stephen Montisano, who was hit by a pitch by Hi-Boy starter Andrew Jennings after Spyers’ single.

The two-run double gave Fike a 2-1 lead, which they extended to 3-1 in the fourth inning on Warner’s sacrifice fly that scored Josh Hightower, who had doubled to lead off the inning.

“I’m a small guy, so I don’t try to hit home runs,” Spyers said. “I just feel like when I start off with a hit – I’m the leadoff hitter – I get a good rally started. Every time, I feel like I start off with a hit, we score. It’s always good to start it off with a hit. I like to do that.”

Hi-Boy closed the gap to 3-2 in the bottom of the inning on Halterman’s two-out RBI single that scored Ryan Stick, who had lead off the inning with a line-drive single to left field.

Fike answered with a four-run fifth inning to push the lead to 7-2 and closed out the scoring with a run in the top of the seventh inning.

Fike starter Jordan Oddo went the distance to pick up the win and improved his record to 6-1 on the season. Oddo kept Hi-Boy off-balance with a fastball, curve and change-up. He struck out five, while walking just two in seven innings of work.

“They were jumping on my fastball quite a bit,” Oddo said, “so me and my pitching coach (John Meyer) talked about how I needed to keep them off balance, and that’s what we tried to do. I thought we were pretty successful keeping them off balance.”

Hi-Boy was led offensively in the first game by Gearhart, who had two hits and reached base three times.

“You just have to refocus and forget about it,” Gearhart said of the game one loss. “There isn’t much you can do about it – the first game they just hit the ball and they hit it in places we weren’t.”

Hi-Boy assistant coach Gene Ryals, filling in for manager Mike Kline, said the team played a decent enough first game.

“I thought we played a good ball game,” Ryals said. “I didn’t see a lot of errors. When hit the ball, we hit the ball at ‘em.”

In the second game, Alex Worman pitched seven innings of shutout ball to spark Post 499/Fike.

Josh Smetana hit a two-run home run to left center to help Fike get out to a 3-0 lead after three innings and Shay Parra added three hits to Post 499’s 12-hit attack.