The Bee Jays have overcome round one of adversity this season. The lost three in a row at Hayvsville and home against El Dorado and lost the second baseman Eddie Arroyo and third baseman Richard Bohlken to injury for the season. But they answered any question marks about them with a sweep at Hays this weekend. Sunday night the Bee Jays beat the Hays Larks 13-5 at Larks Park in Hays. The Bj’s out hit the Larks 15-10.
Ryan Walker led off the first with a triple. Quay Grant bounced to second to drive him in. Jake Barrios and Dean Friedberg singled home runs. Hays’ Jon Ryan blasted a three run homer to tie the game in the 1st. Hays took the lead on starter Rusty Devitt scoring one in the third.
The BJ’s scored four in he fourth to make it 7-4. Quay Grant singled home two with two outs. Blake Bergeron doubled home a run. Reyn Nagamine singled home a run. The BJ’;s made the score 8-4 with a run in the sixth when Walker scored on a wild pitch.
The Larks plated a run in the seventh on an error to trim the lead to 8-5.
Liberal blew the game wide open in the eighth scoring five to make it 13-5. Toby Semler singled home a run before Ross Kivett blasted a three RBI triple off the wall in left.
BJ starter Rusty Devit (4-1) pitched five and one third innings allowing four runs, striking out seven, and walking two. Jared Moore pitched two innings without allowing an earned run. Cale Elam pitched two scoreless innings.
Reyn Nagamine was 3-5 with two doubles and an RBI.