Bee Jays Outlast Larks in Eleven
Brock Kappelmann - July 25, 2018 7:13 am
The Liberal Bee Jays played in their fifth extra inning game Tuesday night. The Bee Jays prevailed 6-5 in 11 innings against the Hays Larks at Larks Park to even the series 1-1.
The Bee Jays scored first. RJ Pearson led off the third by doubling off the wall in right. Pearson scored on Blake Brewster’s single to right. Hays tied the game against starter Jake Hamilton in the third. Liberal reclaimed the lead in the fifth. Brett Vosik provided a clutch two out two RBI single for a 3-1 lead. Hays tied the game with two in the seventh. Liberal took the lead right back in the eighth. They loaded the bases with no outs. They scored on a double play and later a wild pitch. The game went into extra innings. Jonathan Tapia walked and stole second. Brewster reached on an error at third. Tom Lichty ripped a sac fly to right center to score Tapia.
Liberal out hit Hays 13-6 but hit into four double plays. Hays had two errors and Liberal had one. Liberal walked 13 batters.
Jake Hamilton worked five solid innings allowing one run striking out six. Hayden Udall worked two innings and Christian Isenhour worked 2/3. Dylan Paul pitched three scoreless innings for the win.
Liberal is 24-17 overall and 20-15 in the Jayhawk League. Hays is 37-14 and 26-9 in the Jayhawk. The same two teams meet Wednesday night at 7 at Larks Park with pregame at 6:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.
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