Bee Jays Breeze by Bat Cats
Brock Kappelmann - June 20, 2018 7:08 am
The Liberal Bee Jays took their first game ever at Great Bend against the Bat Cats. As good as the 2017 Bee Jays were going 30-12 and winning the Jayhawk League, they list all three last year at Great Bend. But the 2018 BJ’s won their first game at Great Bend Tuesday night 10-2 at Al Burns Field in Veterans Park.
Liberal scored five in the first. Clint Allen and Tom Lichty singled and Allen scored on an error. Brett Vosik singled home two. Dylan Paul homed to left. The Bat Cats scored one against starter Payton Bauer who was shaky in the first beaning two. But he would settle down into a solid night. Vosik singled a run in the third for a 6-1 lead. Great Bend scored in the third after one of the three BJ errors. Paul roped a sacrifice fly to right and Peyton Johnson singled home a run to make it 8-2 in the seventh. Chase Hacker ripped a homer to left for his second of the season in the eighth to make it 10-2.
Bauer went six strong innings allowing one earned run with seven strikeouts and one walk. Josh Zanger pitched three scoreless innings with four strikeouts. Liberal outhit the Bat Cats 15-9.
Liberal is 11-5 and 9-4 in the Jayhawk League and Great Bend is 8-7 and 3-7 in the Jayhawk League. Liberal plays at Great Bend Wednesday night at 7 with pregame at 6:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.