BJ Lefties Hold Down Dodge

KSCB News - July 1, 2011 7:09 am

Liberal’s lefties held down Dodge City in a 5-2 BJ win at Cavalier Field in Dodge City Thursday night. With a temperature of 102 degrees at game time, Wichita State lefty Josh Smith came out firing. He didn’t allow a hit until the fourth and allowed two runs in six innings of work. He is 4-0. Kansas State south paw Jared Moore went three scoreless innings with three K’s for his first save.

The Bee Jays scored two runs in the first thanks to an RBI double by Nicholls State’s Blake Bergeron and a line drive sac fly to right by San Diego’s Reyn Nagamine to give him a team leading 33 RBI’s.

Liberal chased home another run in the fourth when Texas-Arlington’s Greg McCall drove home Seward’s Jake Barrios on a ground out to first.

The A’s (11-12, 5-11) scored two in the sixth on Smith but loaded the bases with no outs before Smith limited Dodge City to only two runs.

The BJ’s added two insurance runs in the ninth when New Mexico’s Jase Morgan doubled home two runs with a line drive into right center.

The BJ’s have won seven of their last eight. They are 19-6 overall and lead the Jayhawk League at 10-5. Second place Haysville falls to 12-8 after a 2-1 loss at Derby Thursday night.

The BJ’s host the West Texas Outlaws Friday night at 7 p.m. Sunflower Bank is the buyout sponsor.

The next game on the radio is Saturday night at Dodge City.

 

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