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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.



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