Bee Jays Rally for Win Over Denver
Brock Kappelmann - July 1, 2020 7:11 am
It was more like a game played across the parking lot in the Green House, it was a game of runs. The Denver Cougars built an early 7-0 lead and the BJ’s rallied to lead 12-7 before holding on to a 12-10 win Tuesday night at Brent Gould Field. The series is even at a game a piece.
Denver got off to a strong start scoring four in the first, one in the second, and two in the third. The BJ’s walked seven and beaned one in the first three innings. They walked 11 and beaned two on the night. Liberal rallied with four in the third. Wilson Ehhhardt and Aiden Shepardson singled to lead off the inning and Nate White singled home a run. Caeden Trenkle doubled home a run. Kade Brewer’s two out line drive single up the middle scored two to make it 7-4. Liberal broke through in the sixth with eight runs. Shepardson launched a towering two run homer off the scoreboard in left center to make it 7-6. White and Trenkle singled before Jack Malone’s RBI single tied the game and Wyatt Grant’s single gave the BJ’s an 8-7 lead. Cayde Ward’s two RBI single gave Liberal a 10-7 lead. Wilson Ehrhardt’s two RBI triple over the center fielder’s head made it 12-7. Denver scored three in the seventh to make it 12-10. Liberal out hit the Cougars 14-8.
Payton Strambler pitched two scoreless innings for his fourth save. Wilson Ehrhardt had three hits. Aiden Shepardson, Nate White, Wyatt Grant, and Caeden Trenkle had two hits a piece.
Liberal is 12-2 and Denver is 11-5. The teams meet in the rubber game of the series Wednesday night at 7 with the Dugout Show at 6:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net. Apple Hutch is the buyout sponsor and Rattler teams will be introduced for Rattler Night.