Bee Jays Win in Bat Cats Belfre
Brock Kappelmann - June 13, 2020 8:20 am
The Liberal Bee Jays tasted victory for the first time in 2020. Liberal knocked off a good Great Bend Bat Cat team 6-3 Friday night at Al Burns Field in Great Bend.
Buoyed by a 9-2 win in the opener the night before, the Bat Cats used two doubles, two wild pitches, and a passed ball for one in the first and one in the second. The Bee Jays responded with three in the fourth. Cayde Ward smashed a towering double to left to lead off the inning. Kade Brewer blooped a double to right to drive him home. He would later score on a wild pitch. Jack Malone laced a single to left to score the lead run and make the score 3-2. Great Bend tied the game with an unearned run in the fourth. Aidan Shepardson led off the sixth with a single. He scored on Malone’s ground rule double to right. Brewer singled home a run in the seventh for the 5-3 lead. Bryce Donovan was beaned, stole a bag and scored on a wild pitch.
The Bee Jays were solid on the mound. Hayden Arnold started and went three innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. Dylan Johnson pitched three without allowing an earned run. He struck out four and walked one. Payton Strambler closed the door with six strikeouts in three scoreless innings. Great Bend had four hits and didn’t have a base hit after the fourth.
Offensively, Liberal had 11 hits. Malone, Brewer, and Shepardson has two hits a piece.
The same two teams wrap up the series at 6 Saturday night in Great Bend. Dugout Show begins at 5:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.