Bee Jays Sweep Broncos
Brock Kappelmann - July 12, 2018 6:45 am
The Liberal Bee Jays swept the El Dorado Broncos with a 17-7 win Wednesday night at MacDonald Stadium in El Dorado. Liberal won all six games against their longtime Jayhawk League rivals.
The Broncos couldn’t have had a worse first. Liberal scored six but on only two hits. The Broncos walked three, beaned one, and committed three errors. Justin Marino ripped an RBI single and RJ Pearson reached on an infield hit with the bases loaded for an RBI. But two ensuing Bronco errors led to all three runs scoring. The Broncos scored two in the bottom of the second against starter Payton Bauer. Pearson doubled off the wall in left in the third to make it 7-2. Dane Simon and Brock Burton singled to lead off the fourth and would scored on a ground out by Jack Krauel and a single by Sean Arnold. Peyton Johnson homered to left in the sixth for an 11-2 lead. The Broncos score one on the sixth and three in the seventh to make the score 11-6. Krauel homered to left center to lead off the eighth and Arnold singled and would score on a Bronco error. Liberal scored four more in the ninth. Simon homered to left center. Krauel singled home a run and Marino grounded out to score another. Krauel was 4-6 with three RBI’s. Burton and Arnold had three hits apiece.
Bauer pitched six strong innings striking out seven and walking one. Dylan Paul pitched two shutout innings. Channy Ortiz pitched the ninth allowing one run.
The Bee Jays have won five straight after losing five of six. They went 5-1 on their Butler County road trip to Augusta and El Dorado. They are 20-12 and 16-10 in the Jayhawk League. The Broncos are 15-16 and 13-15 in the Jayhawk.
The Bee Jays host the Great Bend Bat Cats Friday night at 7 with pregame at 6:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net. Rapid Fit is the buyout sponsor.