Bee Jays Hold Down Hays
Brock Kappelmann - June 20, 2019 7:09 am
The Liberal Bee Jays brought the bats early and received a strong starting pitching performance on the way to a 10-3 win over the visiting Hays Larks Wednesday night at Brent Gould Field. The Bee Jays take a 2-1 series lead with game four Thursday night at Brent Gould Field.
Riley Bost was electric Wednesday. He went seven innings allowing one run and striking out nine. Cole Schoepke pitched the final two innings.
The Bee Jays broke it open early with five in the second. Brandon Holdren singled and Justin Quinn doubled to lead off the inning. Jordan Williams singled home the first run. Shane Sirdashney and Connor Emmet followed with RBI singles for a 3-0 lead. Blake Dickman, who signed a Nevada-Reno earlier in the day, whistled a two RBI double over the right fielder’s head for the 5-0 lead. Hays scored in the third after a walk, two wild pitches, and a passed ball. Liberal countered in the fourth when Brandon Holdren singled home a run for the 6-1 lead. Liberal scored four in the seventh. Williams singled to lead off. With two outs, Dickman doubled home Williams down the right field line. Corbin Truslow doubled home two runs to right center. Liberal scored another run on an error.
Liberal out hit Hays 15-5. Liberal had two errors and the Larks made three errors.
Liberal is 11-5 overall, 10-5 in the KCLB, and 2-1 in the Jayhawk West of the KCLB. Hays is 14-3 overall, 13-2 in the Kansas Collegiate, and 5-2 in the Jayhawk West. The same two teams play Thursday night at 7 at Brent Gould Field with the Dugout Show at 6:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net. OBGYN and Rapid Fit are the buyout sponsors.