Bee Jays Complete Sweep in Oklahoma City
KSCB News - June 29, 2015 7:08 am
Despite stranding 12 runners on base and being out-hit 14-8, the Liberal Bee Jays completed the three game sweep with an 8-7 win over the Bethany Bulls Sunday afternoon in Oklahoma City. Liberal blasted three more homers to make 12 on the weekend.
Bethany scored one in the first and two in the second to take a 3-1 lead against BJ starter Jarrott Gray. Newcomer Easton Johnson hit a home run in the second for the BJ run early. Chase Chambers hit a towering homer to right for his second of the year in the fifth. The two run shot tied the game at 3-3. Liberal scored two in the sixth and the seventh without a hit in either inning. The Bulls bullpen walked eight in the sixth, seventh, and eighth. Brent Williams slashed a home run to right center in the eighth for his fifth of the season to make it 8-4. But the Bulls rallied with one in the seventh and two in the eighth to make it 8-6 BJ’s. The Bulls scored in the ninth and had the tying run on second with one out before Liberal’s Jakob Hernandez retired two straight men for the BJ win.
Brent Williams and Madison Foster were both 2-5. The Jays were aided by Bethany’s bullpen which walked eight. Jarrott Gray pitched four scoreless innings after allowing one in the first and two in the second. He left with a 5-3 lead. The BJ bullpen struggled a bit as well as Thomas Garland allowed three in 1.1 innings and Hernandez pitched 1.2 innings allowing a run.
Liberal has won seven of the past eight games and is 19-7 overall and 15-6 in the Jayhawk League North. Bethany is 4-17 in the Jayhawk League South.
Liberal hosts the Kansas Cannons from Maize Monday night at 7 at Brent Gould Field. Days Inn is the buyout sponsor.
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