Bee Jays Survive Outlaws Rally
Brock Kappelmann - July 11, 2022 9:54 pm
The Liberal Bee Jays began their five game Colorado road trip with a 14-10 win over the Colorado Springs Outlaws Monday evening at UCCS Mountain Lion Field in Colorado Springs. Liberal built a 10-1 lead before the Outlaws rallied to tie the game at 10-10 in the eighth. Liberal scored four in the ninth to re-take the lead.
The Outlaws, who arrived to Colorado Springs at 2:30am from a game the night before at Hays, scored a run in the first. Liberal responded with two in the second. Caden Hensley doubled and Cooper Hext stroked a two run home run to right. Liberal added one in the third when Gavin Brzozowski scored on a fly ball to shallow right. Caden Hensley doubled down the left field line to score a run in the fourth to make it 4-1. Tyce Armstrong doubled home a run to left center and newcomer Daylan Pena singled home a run. The Bee Jays scored four in the sixth. Cooper Hext and Jordan Thompson singled. Gavin Brzozowski hit a sac fly. Keaton Grady reached on an error which scored a run. Tyce Armstrong cracked a two run home to left center. Colorado Springs scored one in the sixth, three in the seventh, and five in the eighth. Ethan Frey hit a tower homer to center to lead off the ninth. Cooper Hext and Jordan Thompson laid down bunt singles. Keaton Grady shot a two RBI single through the drawn in infield. Zach Yorke hit a sac fly to the fence in right for the 14-10 lead.
The Outlaws out-hit the Bee Jays 15-13. Cooper Hext was Epic Touch Player of the game going 3-5. Luke Barbier went 6 and 2/3 allowing four earned runs. Colby Diduch went 1 and 1/3 scoreless for the win.
Liberal wins their 11th straight game to improve to 20-4. Colorado Springs is 11-17. This was a non league game. The same two teams meet Tuesday night at 5:30pm CST with pre-game at 5:15 on 1270, 92.3, and The KSCB and The Legend App.