Bee Jays Win 4th of July Game
Brock Kappelmann - July 5, 2021 7:19 am
The Liberal Bee Jays win their third straight 4th of July game. Liberal topped the Dodge City A’s 5-3 Sunday night at Brent Gould Field. The game was threatened by weather, but there was never a need for a delay. Fireworks followed the game.
Liberal scored a run in the first on two Dodge City errors. The A’s took a 2-1 lead with a pair of runs in the third. The Bee Jays scored three in the fourth to lead 4-2. Blaine Thomas reached on an error. Aidan Shepardson singled. Tyler Boggs doubled over the right fielder’s head to drive home a run. Justin Harris ripped a two RBI double one hopping the wall in left. Liberal’s defense shined on a Dodge City double off the wall in right. Landis found cut off man Justin Harris who threw to Aidan Shepardson at second who whirled around and fired home for an out to keep the score 4-2. The A’s scored in the sixth to make it 4-3. Quintt Landis tripled and scored on a wild pitch in the sixth. Dodge City threw out a runner trying to score on the Landis triple.
Braxton Hyde got the 4th of July start and went five innings allowing two runs. Cole Hillier went four strong innings allowing one run with five strikeouts for the save.
Liberal is 16-2 overall and 11-0 in the Jayhawk Divsion of the Kansas Collegiate League. Dodge City is 10-11 overall and 7-7 in the Jayhawk Division.
Liberal travels to Goddard to play the Kansas Curve Tuesday night at 7 with the Dugout Show at 6:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.
NOTE on audio files: Severe weather coverage in the KSCB listening area sporadically and briefly interrupted the ballgame. Some half innings consequently have multiple tracks, similar to pitching changes within an inning.