Bee Jays Starstruck in Finale
Brock Kappelmann - August 3, 2017 6:35 am
This was a night the Liberal Bee Jays will never forget. A chance to rub elbows with former Major League players in front of a big crowd. The night Chipper Jones made his first appearance. The night they faced Jake Peavy. Maybe it was a reward for a good summer.
Unfortunately for the powder blue and red, their play did not match the moment. Nerves seemed to play a factor. Liberal had four errors, walked 10, and beaned two in an 8-0 run rule loss to the Kansas Stars Wednesday night at the NBC World Series. Liberal had only four errors.
The Stars scored three in the first on one hit, two walks, and an error. Dan Uggla had a sac fly. They scored two runs on two errors, one hit, and two walks in the sixth. Ryan Langerhans doubled homeca run. Liberal’s Marcus Shoemaker made an acrobatic catch of a blast off the bat of former Bee Jay Koyie Hill at the warning track for the play of the night. They scored three in the eighth on one hit, two beanballs and a walk. Chipper Jones doubled home three.
The Bee Jays finish 31-16-1 and 0-3 at the NBC World Series.