BJ Pitching Too Much for Dirtbags
Brock Kappelmann - June 22, 2021 9:40 pm
With wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour blowing in, it was a good night to pitch. But the Liberal Bee Jay arms didn’t need much help from Mother Nature in a 5-1 win over the Wichita Dirtbags at Westside Athletic Field in Wichita. Three BJ pitchers combined to allow one run on five hits.
The Dirtbags scored first with a run in the second. Liberal jumped on Dirtbag pitching for four in the third. Quintt Landis ripped a lead off double to left center. AJ Folds roped an RBI double to nearly the same spot in left center. Wyatt Grant reached on an error to score a run. Scott Anderson creamed an RBI double off the fence in left. Ryan Proctor hit a sacrifice fly for the 4-1 lead. Liberal added a run in the seventh. Proctor singled and Aidan Shepardson doubled down the left field line. Tyler Boggs hit a sac fly for the 5-1 lead.
Liberal out hit Wichita 10-5. AJ Folds was 3-5 with two doubles. Ethan Swanson pitched five strong innings with six strikeouts. Cole Hillier went three scoreless with three strikeouts and no walks. Jack Chester worked a perfect ninth with two strikeouts.
The Bee Jays are 11-1 overall and 6-0 in the Jayhawk Division of the Kansas Collegiate League. The Dirtbags are 3-11 overall and 1-7 in the Jayhawk Division of the KCLB. Liberal plays at the Kansas Cannons Wednesday night at 7. The next raisin broadcast is Thursday night in Valley Center at 7.