Bee Jays Dust Off Denver for Sweep
Brock Kappelmann - July 3, 2022 9:38 pm
The Liberal Bee Jays have won seven in a row after a three game sweep against the Denver Cougars. Liberal run-ruled Denver 12-0 in seven innings Sunday night at Brent Gould Field.
The Bee Jays scored three in the first. Gavin Brzozowski led off with a double over the first baseman. Keaton Grady laid down a sac bunt and reached on an error. Tyce Armstrong was hit by a pitch. Ryan Leary hit a sac fly. Caden Hensley lined a single to center. After three walks, Tyce Armstrong celebrated his 19th birthday by lofting a grand slam over the left field wall in the second inning. Ethan Frey singled home a run to make it 8-0 in the second. Liberal scored three in the fourth as the rout was on. Zach Yorke and Ryan Leary singled. Ethan Frey singled. Dylan Kerbow singled home a run. Conner Westenburg doubled home a run with a drive to left. Ryan Leary homered over the left field wall in the fifth.
Liberal out-hit Denver 10-6. Denver made both errors of the game. Paul Bonzagni pitched five shutout innings for the win. He struck out seven and walked two. He allowed two hits. He allowed a single and a double to begin the fifth but struck out the side. Brady LeJeune-DeAcutis pitched two shutout innings with three strikeouts. Ryan Leary and Ethan Frey had two hits a piece.
Liberal is 16-4 overall and 13-1 in the Rocky Mountain. Denver is 12-11 overall and 10-10 in the RMBL. Liberal hosts Dodge City for the 4th of July Game Monday night at 7pm with 6:45 pre-game on 1270, 92.3, and The KSCB and The Legend App. Community Bank, City of Liberal, and Seward County are the sponsors for the event. Fireworks will follow the game.