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Bee Jays Beat the Heat

Brock Kappelmann - July 23, 2021 7:02 am

The Liberal Bee Jays banged out a season high 23 hits to beat the Liberal Bee Jays 13-4 Thursday night at Hibbs-Hooten Field in Wellington.  Liberal sweeps the two game series.

The Bee Jays scored three in the first as Quintt Landis walked and KP Werner slugged a two run home run to left.  Wyatt Grant doubled to center as the Wellington shortstop and second baseman collided.  Cayde Ward grounded out to drive home a run.  Wellington scored in the bottom of the second. In the third, KP Werner ripped a double down the left field line.  Cayde Ward singled home a run for a 4-2 lead. Reed Thomas doubled to lead off the fourth and Aidan Shepardson was hit by a pitch.  Cason Gregory singled.  Quintt Landis hit a sac fly for the 5-2 lead.  The BJ’s added a run in the fourth to make it 5-2.  Wyatt Grant singled to lead off the fourth.  Cayde Ward doubled.  Scott Anderson was hit by a pitch.  Reed Thomas hit a sac fly.  Aidan Shepardson singled.  Cason Gregory singled home a run with an infield single and Quintt Landis rolled a single up the middle to score two for a 9-2 lead.  Wellington scored two in the bottom of the fifth to make it 9-4.  The BJ’s added three more in the sixth.  Cayde Ward doubled and Scott Anderson singled.  Reed Thomas singled home a run for a 10-4 lead.  Cason Gregory and Justin Harris added RBI singles for the 12-4 lead.  Liberal added a ninth inning run.  KP Werner and Wyatt Grant both singled to begin the ninth.  Scott Anderson singled and Reed Thomas walked with the bases loaded.

Cason Gregory and  Wyatt Grant were 4-6.  KP Werner, Cayde Ward, and Scott Anderson had three hits a piece.  Liberal out hit the Heat 23-8.

On the mounds, Jack Hagan went five innings allowing four runs with eight strikeouts and four walks.  Kyle Duffey worked four scoreless innings with six strikeouts and two walks.

The Bee Jays are 26-6 overall and 25-5 in Kansas Collegiate League play.  Wellington is 18-19 overall and 15-18 in KCLB play.

The Bee Jays play an exhibition game with the Liberal Rattlers Friday night at 7 at Brent Gould Field.  Apple Hutch is the buyout sponsor.  All Rattler teams will be introduced during the game.  The next BJ broadcast is Saturday night when the BJ’s host the Wichita Moos.  Dugout Show at 6:45 Saturday night on 1270 and


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