Bee Jays Rally Past Daubers

Brock Kappelmann - July 18, 2021 7:14 am

Valley Center built leads of 4-3 and 7-4, but the Liberal Bee Jays came back to win 9-7 Saturday night at Brent Gould Field.  Liberal has secured a win in this three game series.

The Bee Jays scored a run in the second.  Scott Anderson singled and Reed Thomas doubled.  Tyler Boggs hit a sacrifice fly.  Liberal scored two in the fourth.  Aidan Shepardson singled and Scott Anderson singled.  Reed Thomas stayed hot with a two RBI double to left center.  Valley Center’s Alex Robenolt hit a three run homer in the fifth as the Mud Daubers scored four two out runs to lead 5-4.  The BJ’s tied the game in the bottom of the sixth.  Scott Anderson singled.  Tyler Boggs singled and stole second.  As Boggs stole second, Anderson scored from home to tie the game.  Valley Center took the lead 7-4 with three runs in the seventh.  The Bee Jays scored five in the bottom of the seventh to lead 9-7.  Justin Harris singled and KP Werner blasted a two run homer to left to make it 7-6.  AJ Folds doubled to left center.  Aidan Shepardson singled.  Scott Anderson walked.  Reed Thomas singled home a run to tie the game.  Tyler Boggs walked with the bases loaded.  Jack Malone whacked a sac fly to deep center.

Cade Citelli pitched four shutout innings with six strikeouts.  Payton Stramber pitched two shutout innings for the save.  Reed Thomas was 3-4 with three RBI’s.  Scott Anderson was 3-4.

Liberal is 23-6 overall and 22-5 in Kansas Collegiate League games.  Liberal is 16-2 in the Jayhawk Divsion.  Valley Center is 17-17 overall and 7-10 in the division.  The same two teams play Sunday night at 7 at Brent Gould Field with the Dugout Show at 6:45 on 1270 and  Windtree Management is the buyout sponsor.


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