Bee Jays Hold On to Beat Dodge City
Brock Kappelmann - July 13, 2021 7:32 am
The Liberal Bee Jays built an 8-1 lead and then needed an eighth inning run to break a tie and beat Dodge City 10-9 Monday night at Brent Gould Field. The game was plagued by a small strike zone and featured 19 walks between the two teams. The Bee Jays walked 12 which helped the A’s rally.
Liberal scored five in the first on two hits. Quintt Landis and Wyatt Grant walked. Cayde Ward singled . Scott Anderson walked with the bases loaded. Blaine Thomas singled home a run. Aidan Shepardson grounded out to score a run. Tyler Boggs singled home a run. Wyatt Grant cracked a home run over the left field wall in the second for a 6-1 lead. Justin Harris rattled a two RBI double off the center field wall in the third for the 8-1 lead as he drove home Shepardson and Boggs. Dodge City chipped at the Liberal lead and scored one in the fourth, and three in the fifth. Liberal led 9-5 after scoring in the sixth when Harris was beaned, Landis singled, Folds reached on an error, and Ward hit a sac fly to center. Dodge scored four runs one one hit and five walks against a tight strike zone in the eighth to tie the game at nine. Wyatt Grant doubled to lead off the eighth and would score on an error for the 10-9 lead.
Eric Turner pitched 4 and 1/3 allowing five runs. Jack Chester went 3 and 1/3 allowing four runs. Cole Hillier closed it out with the win going 1 and 1/3 innings scoreless for the win.
Liberal is 20-5 overall and 13-1 in the Jayhawk Division of the KCLB. Dodge City is 16-13 overall and 10-8 in the Jayhawk. Liberal plays at Goddard Eisenhower against the Kansas Curve Tuesday night at 7 with the Dugout Show at 6:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.