In a game which featured a light delay and a walk off balk, the Liberal Bee Jays outlasted the Derby Twins 9-8 in 11 innings on a topsy turvy Saturday night at Brent Gould Field. Liberal erased an 8-0 deficit to win.
Derby scored four in the third against starter Tyler Buss and plated four in the sixth after an error on the BJ shortstop opened up the door for a four run inning to make it 8-0.
Liberal scored six in the seventh to jump back in the game with six runs on three hits, three walks, a beanball, and an error. Liberal held Derby in check in the eighth when right fielder from Texas State Lewis Guilbeau threw out a man trying to score from second on a single to right. But Guilbeau threw on the fly to catcher Sam Pack who applied the tag to keep the scored 8-6 Derby.
Liberal tied the game in the eighth when Alec Isaac's dribler to third hit off the third baseman into center field to score two runs.
Derby scored a run in the 10th to take a 9-8 lead but down to their last strike, the Bee Jays came through. Guilbeau whistled a double to left and UTA's Isaac laced a ground ball double down first to tie the game with two outs in the tenth.
The Bee Jays scored the winning run in the 11th when Derby's pitcher faked to third and looked to throw to first which is now an illegal play.
Chad Nack, after going 5-2 last year, pitched a scoreless 11th for the win. Yavapai's Kamalu Kamoku pitched two and two-thirds without allowing an earned run. Ray Ashford pitched two and one-third innings and allowed one run.
Guilbeau led the way offensively going 3-5 with two RBI's.
Liberal evens the series after a frustrating 5-2 loss Friday night when BJ pitching walked eight hitters. Liberal is 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the Jayhawk. Derby is 2-4 overall and 1-4 in the Jayhawk. The same two teams hook up Sunday night for the rubber game at 7 at Brent Gould Field on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net. Apple Hutch is the buyout sponsor.
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