Bee Jays Overcome Lightning and Bandits

Brock Kappelmann - July 3, 2020 7:04 am

The Liberal Bee Jays overcame a 1 hour 20 minute lightning delay and the Colorado Springs Outlaws Thursday night at Brent Gould Field in Liberal.  Liberal won 6-4 in a game which finished past 11 o’clock.

The Outlaws scored first with a run in the fourth.  Liberal struck for five in the bottom of the fourth.  In the fourth, Cayde Ward and Aiden Shepardson began the inning with singles.  AJ Folds lined a triple down the left field line to score them.  Caeden Trenkle grounded out to drive home Folds to make it 3-1.  The Outlaws couldn’t find Cade Brewer’s pop up to center making it an RBI double.  An error allowed a fifth run to score.  Colorado Springs scored a run in the sixth to make it 5-2.  Liberal scored an unearned run in the sixth after two Outlaw errors.  That gave the BJ’s the 6-2 lead.  The BJ’s had a hard time closing it out in the ninth as they walked four and committed an error allowing two runs to score and placing the tying run on second with one out.

Liberal out hit the Outlaws 11-5 and Colorado Springs had four errors compared to  Liberal’s one.  Cayde Ward and Cade Brewer banged out three hits a piece.  Cole Evans made a sterling start with four innings and eight strikeouts.  Cory Didier went three innings with six strikeouts.  Eric Heiman pitched 2/3 for the save.

Liberal is 14-2 and Colorado Springs is 9-13.  The same two teams meet Friday night at 7 at Brent Gould Field with the Dugout Show at 6:45 on 1270 and  Billy’s/Ayr Lanes is the buyout sponsor.



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