Bee Jays Win 4th of July Game on a Walk Off Home Run
Brock Kappelmann - July 5, 2022 6:36 am
It was pandemonium at Brent Gould Field Monday night after Liberal’s Tyce Armstrong thrill the big 4th of July crowd with a two run walk off home run to lift Liberal to an 8-7 win over Dodge City. His two run shot over the scoreboard in left center ended a 3.5 hour and sent the fireworks hungry crowd into a frenzy. Liberal wins their eighth straight game.
The BJ’s scored first in this non league game. Keaton Grady singled and would later score on Tyce Armstrong’s ground out to second. Liberal added a run in the third when Jack Arthur and Gavin Brzozowski singled and Keaton Grady lined a single to center to score a run. Dodge City scored a run in the fourth after a BJ error. The Bee Jays made some room between themselves and the A’s in the fifth when Tyce Armstrong hit a three run shot to left center for a 5-1 lead. The A’s chased home a sixth inning run to make it 5-2. Ethan Frey lined a solo home run to left center in the sixth to make Liberal’s lead 6-2. But the A’s rallied with three unearned runs in the seventh to make it 6-5 and DC scored two in the eighth to lead 7-6. Keaton Grady walked to lead off the ninth and Tyce Armstrong connected for the two run game winning home run.
Armstrong was 2-5 with two home runs and six RBI’s. Keaton Grady was 3-3 with three runs. Hudson Polk was 2-4 and Ethan Frey were 2-4. Sean Brady pitched 4 and 2/3 innings and did not allow an earned run. Jackson Berry went 2 and 1/3 innings after allowing one earned run.
Liberal is 17-4 and 9-1 on their home stand. Dodge City is 10-14. The BJ’s return to league play Tuesday night with a 7pm game vs. the Colorado Roughriders with the Dugout Show at 6:45 on 1270, 92.3, and the KSCB and The Legend App. Sandcreek Pipeline is the buyout sponsor.