Bee Jays Win Protest in Hays
KSCB News - July 13, 2016 3:58 pm
After nine innings were played the scoreboard showed Hays 11 Liberal 4. But after a Liberal Bee Jay protest was upheld, the game isn’t finished yet. It will begin Wednesday at 5:30.
Bee Jay pitcher Jake Harrison was taken out of the game in the sixth inning after pitching coach Paul Pulley and head coach Carlos Lezcano visited him on the mound. Reliever Lee Busto came into the game and struck out a Hays Lark with runners on second and third. Lezcano returned to the mound to talk with Busto. The umpires ruled incorrectly that Busto must leave the game. It was Lezcano’s first visit to the pitcher Busto so even though it was the coaching staff’s third visit in the inning, it was the first visit to Busto. So the Bee Jays played the game under protest. The Bee Jay bullpen fell apart as they perhaps weren’t read to enter the game so abruptly. Jakob Hernandez uncharacteristically walked four. But it won’t count.
The game will pick up on Wednesday with the Bee Jays leading 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth. The Larks will have runners on second and third. The game will air on 1270 and kscbnews.net. The regular game will follow at about 7.