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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.

 

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