Bee Jay Rally Falls Short in Home Finale
Brock Kappelmann - July 23, 2018 7:44 am
The Liberal Bee Jays saved another rally for their final home game. But trailing 11-4 in the bottom of the ninth, the Bee Jays scored five to make it 11-9. That was the final score as Derby salvaged the final game of the series. The two teams split their season series 3-3.
Derby jumped all over the Bee Jays and starter Josh Zanger early. The Twins scored one in the first, five in the second, one in the third, and one in the fourth. The Bee Jays scored one in the second and three in the fourth to make it 8-4 after four. Neither team scored again until the ninth. Derby scored three and Liberal plated five. The Twins our hit the Jays 18-13 and Derby committed two errors and Liberal had one.
Tom Lichty went 3-5 with a triple and a double. Clint Allen was 2-3 with a double and Dane Simon was 2-5 with a double. Josh Zanger pitched six innings allowing seven earned runs. Channy Ortiz pitched three innings allowing three earned runs.
Liberal is 19-14 in the Jayhawk League. Derby is 18-17. The Bee Jays finish 12-9 at Brent Gould Field and 10-8 in league home games. The Bee Jays begin a three game series at Hays Monday night at 7 with pregame at 6:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.
Sunday night was Fan Appreciation Night. Sean Arnold was named the BJ Most Valuable Player. Don and Nancy Parsons won the Carlile Fan of the Year.