Bee Jays Dominate Day Game
Brock Kappelmann - June 25, 2018 7:23 am
The Liberal Bee Jays played a rare day game at Brent Gould Field Sunday afternoon. It worked out well as the BJ’s beat the Haysville Aviators 12-6 to win their third straight series. Liberal has won four of their six Jayhawk League series. The game was moved up to the afternoon to avoid severe weather which moved in Sunday night.
In the first, Tom Lichty doubled to drive home Clint Allen who had walked and Lichty would score on Brock Burton’s double. Jonathan Tapia doubled with one out in the second and would score on an error. Brett Vosik doubled home two runs for the 5-0 lead. The Aviators rallied against starter Jake Hamilton with three in the third. In the fourth, Dane Simon singled to lead off the inning and would score on a Clint Allen double. Vosik singled home Allen for a 7-3 lead. Liberal added two more in the fifth as Simon doubled home a run and Allen hit a sacrifice fly. Haysville scored three against Payton Bauer in the eighth to make it 9-6. Liberal added three in the eighth on four walks. Vosik and Burton drove home runs with walks and Channy Ortiz hit a sac fly. Liberal out-hit Haysville 11-7 and Haysville had the game’s only two errors. Hamilton pitched 2 and 2/3 allowing three runs with six strikeouts. Bauer went 5 an 1/3 for the win allowing three runs, striking out four, and walking one.
Liberal wins five out of six against the Aviators for the second straight year. The Bee Jays are in second place at 12-6 and are 14-7 overall while Haysville is 4-10. Liberal trails 9-3 Hays and is in front of third place Derby who is 8-7.
Liberal plays at Dodge City Tuesday night at 7 with Bee Jay Dugout Show at 6:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.