Bee Jays Barely Over the Broncos
Brock Kappelmann - July 10, 2018 6:38 am
The Liberal Bee Jays snapped a three game Jayhawk League losing streak with an 8-7 win over the El Dorado Broncos Monday night in El Dorado. It’s their first league win since that 15 inning win over Dodge City nine days ago.
The Bee Jays scored two in the first with two outs. They scored one on an error and Jack Krauel singled home another. El Dorado tiedcthe game against BJ starter Hayden Udall who walked four in the second allowing a run. The Broncos tied the game in the third. The game remained tied at two until Dylan Paul hit actowering grand slam to right in the sixth. Clint Allen added a homer for the 7-2 lead. El Dorado found their offense with two in the bottom of the inning. Sean Arnold scored on a wild pitch in the seventh to make it 8-4. However, the first four BJ’s made it on base but thanks to a caught stealing and a line out into a double play, the Bee Jays missed an opportunity to do further damage. El Dorado scores two more in the seventh and one in the eight against reliever Ryan Thomas to make it 8-7. Tyler Giovanoni workedcrhe ninth and loaded the bases on three walks but got out of it with three strikeouts for the save.
Peyton Johnson was 3-4 with a double. Udall pitched 5 and 1/3 innings allowing four. Thomas went 2 and 2/3 allowing three. The hits were even at nine a piece and the Broncos had two errors to the BJ’s one.
Liberal has won three straight and is 18-12 overall and 14-10 in the Jayhawk. The Broncos are 15-14 overall and 13-13 in the Jayhawk. The same two teams meet Tuesday night at 7 with pregame at 6:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.