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Bee Jays Win Rocky Mountain Baseball League

Brock Kappelmann - July 24, 2022 5:38 am

The Liberal Bee Jays are Rocky Mountain League champions.  Liberal clinched the league title by winning a 15-10 slugfest Saturday night at Dodge City’s Cavalier Field.  The Bee Jays have won their league in four of the past five seasons.

The Bee Jays led throughout this game scoring one in the first and five in the second for a 6-0 lead.  The A’s scored three in the second but the Bee Jays answered with a four spot in the third to lead 10-3.  Dodge City scored three in the fourth to make it 10-6 BJ’s.  Liberal tacked on one in the fifth and one in the sixth to lead 12-6 but the A’s scored two in the sixth and one in the seventh to make it 12-9.  The BJ’s scored three insurance runs in the ninth to lead 15-9.    The A’s scored a run in the ninth but it wasn’t enough.

Liberal out-hit the A’s 16-9 and Dodge City had four errors compared to one by the BJ’s.

Tyce Armstrong and Gavin Brzozowski had monster games.  Armstrong was 3-6 with two home runs and seven RBI’s.  Brzozowski was 3-5 with two doubles, three RBI’s, and three runs.  Caden Hensley, Zach Yorke, and Cooper Hext added two hits a piece.

Liberal pieced it together on the mound.  Nick Moore went 3 and 1/3 innings allowing three earned runs.  Dylan Kerbow worked 2 and 2/3 allowing two earned runs.  Robert Bonilla went three innings allowing two runs.  The BJ’s struck out eight, walked seven, and allowed one home run.

Liberal is 30-5 overall and 25-2 in the Rocky Mountain.  The same two teams play Sunday night at Brent Gould Field for the last regular season game and last home game.  It’s at 7pm with pre-game at 6:45 on 1270, 92.3, and the KSCB and The Legend App.  National Beef is the buyout sponsor and there will be free hamburgers to the first 250 in attendance.




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