Bee Jays Bounce Back in Hays

KSCB News - July 5, 2011 9:47 pm

The Liberal Bee Jays got a helping hand from the Hays Larks and solid BJ pitching in a 4-1 win at Larks Park in Hays Tuesday night. Liberal scored three unearned runs in winning for the third time in as many tries at Larks Park.

Texas-Arlington right hander Kasey Merck (3-1) pitched six strong innings for the win. The freshman from Keller, Texas struck out three and allowed one run. Kansas State’s Jared Moore went two scoreless innings. Wichita State’s Cale Elam pitched a scoreless ninth for his fourth save.

Liberal scored in the first when Nicholls State’s Blake Bergeron blasted a towering and wall scraping homer over the left field wall for his team leading fourth round tripper of the season. Liberal scored an unearned run in the second when a ground ball to first resulted in a low throw at home allowing Angelo State’s Toby Semler to score. Hays gave the BJ’s two more runs in the seventh when the Lark pitcher threw the ball away on a pick off play at first allowing UTA’s Ryan Walker and UTSA’s Riley Good to score.

Liberal is 5-0 against the Larks who fall to 9-9 in the Jayhawk and 15-10 overall. Liberal is 23-7 overall and 13-6 in the Jayhawk.

The same two teams meet at Larks Park Wednesday night on Talkradio 1270 and


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