Bee Jays Hit Four Homers in Win at Goddard
Brock Kappelmann - July 7, 2021 6:31 am
Justin Harris homered twice and Cayde Ward and Aidan Shepardson added round trippers as the Liberal Bee Jays routed the Kansas Curve 12-2 Tuesday night at Goddard Eisenhower High School.
Liberal scored first when Cayde Ward walked and Ryan Proctor lashed a triple to right center in the second. Justin Harris led off the third with a towering homer to left. The Bee Jays scored three in the fifth for a little breathing room. Aidan Shepardson singled. Wyatt Frant walked. On a 3-2 pitch with two outs, Cayde Ward lofted a three run homer over the fence in left for the 5-0 lead. The Bee Jays plated three more in the sixth. Ryan Proctor reached on a dropped third strike. Jack Malone singled. Harris hit a three run homer to left for his second homer of the game. Liberal took a 10-0 lead with two more in the seventh. Wyatt Grant and Cayde Ward singled. Blaine Thomas singled but Grant was thrown out at home. Ryan Proctor cleared the bases with a two RBI double to left center. The Curve scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh. Aidan Shepardson got in on the act with a solo homer to left center in the eighth for an 11-2 lead. In the ninth, Blaine Thomas doubled and Tyler Boggs singled him home.
Liberal, who has a 3.11 team ERA was solid on the mound. Eric Turner went six strong innings with six strikeouts. Corbin Bailey pitched his first inning as a Bee Jay and allowed two unearned runs. Matt Walsh and Kyle Duffey worked scoreless innings. At the plate, Aidan Shepardson was 4-5.
Liberal begins a stretch of nine straight days with a game with their sixth straight win. The Bee Jays are 17-2 overall and 12-0 in the Jayhawk Division of the Kansas Collegiate League. The Curve is 13-11 overall and 3-8 in the Jayhawk. The Bee Jays play at Valley Center Wednesday night on 1270 and kscbnews.net with the Dugout Show at 6:45.