The Liberal Redskins didn't give up. Down 12-2 going to the bottom of the fourth and trailing 15-8 to the bottom of the sixth, Liberal rallied both times to sweep Colby (4-9) 8-4 and 16-15 Monday night at the Liberal Baseball Complex. In game two, the Eagles scored 10 in the fourth for the 10 run lead. But the Redskins came back for six in the fourth to make it 12-8 Colby. The Eagles plated three more runs in the third when LHS pitching walked five batters. But LHS scored eight in the sixth and held on for the win. Daulton Holder drove home the tying run with two outs and the lead run scored on a wild pitch against a leaky Colby bullpen. Liberal head coach Eric Olmstead finally found answers out of his bullpen. Jared Hall was Liberal's fifth pitcher after the staff walked nine and beaned two. But the senior pitched an inning an one third scoreless for the win and fired his glove in celebration toward his teams' third base dugout when LHS recorded the final out. Miguel Gomez was 3-4 with three RBI's and Dustin Loftis was 2-3 with three RBI's. Lorenzo Pando and Freddy Gomez also drove home two runs a piece.
In game one, it was too much Tyson Deaton for Colby. The beleagured LHS righty struck out 12 in the win and improved to 1-5. He has pitched well for the Redskins but has been on the wrong end of some tough luck losses including a one hit 2-0 loss at Guymon. Deaton was also 3-3 at the dish with an RBI. Freshman Brandyn Terrazas got the call up from JV and didn't disappoint going 2-4 with two RBI's. Freddy Gomez was 2-4 with three RBI's.
Liberal is 7-9 and hosts Garden City Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Liberal Baseball Complex.