Bee Jays Trounce Twins
Brock Kappelmann - July 22, 2018 9:50 am
For a second straight night, the Liberal Bee Jays used the big inning to dominate Derby. Saturday night at Brent Gould Field, the Bee Jays won 13-7 over the visiting Derby Twins.
Liberal gave starter David Moffat plenty of support with five in the first and two in the second for a 7-1 lead. In the first, the first six Bee Jays reached base. Peyton Johnson singled home the first run before a two RBI single by Jack Krauel. Tom Lichty doubled home a run and Braxton Fulford grounded out to score a run. Liberal scored two in the second when Burton doubled with one out. Johnson singled. Liberal scored on an error at third. Fulford singled home a run. The next big BJ inning was in the fifth when the Jays plated five. Jonathan Tapia doubled home two. Dane Simon tripled home a run. Burton doubled home Simon. Johnson singled home another run. Liberal added a run in the seventh after Derby had scored five seventh inning runs. Johnson doubled and Lichty ripped a double off the wall in right to score Johnson. Liberal out-hit the Twins 17-8. Derby had two errors and Liberal had one.
On the mound, David Moffat went five strong innings allowing one run and striking out nine. Baily Cantu pitched one inning and Boone Montgomery went three innings.
Liberal is 23-15 and 19-13 in the Jayhawk while Derby is 17-17 in the Jayhawk. Liberal hosts Derby for Fan Appreciation Night at 7 Sunday night at Brent Gould Field with the Dugout Show at 6:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net. National Beef is the buyout sponsor and will cook free hamburgers and hot dogs for the crowd beginning at about 6:15. Host families are asked to be at the field near the BJ dugout by 6:30.