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Bee Jays Leave Nothing to Chance with Cheney

Brock Kappelmann - July 31, 2022 10:29 pm

The Liberal Bee Jays did not have to defeat the Cheney Diamond Dawgs to move out of their pool and into the bracket of the NBC World Series.  But they took care of business anyway to assure themselves of a spot in the eight team single elimination bracket with an 8-4 win at Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson Sunday night.

The Bee Jays scored a run on two hits in the third.  Cooper Hext doubled to lead off the inning and scored on Gavin Brzozowski’s pop fly double to left.  Liberal scored two in the fifth.  Cooper Hext tripled to right to lead off the inning.  He scored on Gavin Brzozowski’s sac fly.  Keaton Grady singled home a run.  Liberal scored an unearned run due to a Cheney error in the seventh.  Ryan Leary walked and stole a base and scored on the error.  The Diamond Dawgs scored in the bottom of the seventh to make it 4-1.  The BJ’s blew the game wide open in the ninth with four runs.  Cooper Hext doubled to right center and Ryan Leary doubled to left.  Caden Hensley walked to load the bases with no outs.  Gavin Brzozowski lined a single to left to make it 5-1.  Daylan Pena was hit with the bases loaded.  Zach Yorke lined a two RBI single to right.  The Diamond Dawgs scored three in the ninth.

Cheney out hit Liberal 13-10 but Liberal had five extra base hits to Cheney’s two.  Cheney had two errors.

Paul Bonzagni went six shutout innings with six strikeouts and no walks.  He scattered nine hits.   Luke Barbier pitched two innings with three strikeouts and one run.  Kolby Diduch worked the ninth.

Cooper Hext was the Epic Touch Player of the Game going 3-4 with a triple and two doubles.  Gavin Brzozowski was 2-4 with three RBI’s.  Zach Yorke was 2-5.

Liberal is 33-5 and Cheney is 39-7.  ** UPDATE ** Game canceled between Liberal and the Waco Winners which was to be played Tuesday.



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