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Broncos Silence Bee Jays

KSCB News - June 4, 2009 12:00 am

El Dorado beat Liberal 4-2 on opening night Thursday night at Brent Gould Field. El Dorado pitching retire the last 17 batters in the win. The loss put a damper on opening night ceremonies in front of a big crowd. An ESPN crew was busy collecting video for a story which will run on Sportscenter during a Sunday morning in June. Jerry Robertson tossed out the ceremonial first pitch 54 years after the first ever BJ game. The BJ’s appeared to a be a team not as ready as their opponents for the transition to wood bats. El Dorado (3-0) already played two games. El Dorado built a 2-0 lead until an RBI double by USC’s Mike Greco and an RBI single by Louisiana Tech’s Kris Kersten in the third would chase home two runs to tie the game at 2-2. Liberal had one more hit to lead off the fourth and that was it for the Bee Jays. The BJ starter Seward’s Bobby Doran pitched five innings, allowed three runs and struck out seven in the loss. San Diego’s Matt Hauser worked three innings, struck out four, and allowed one run. Kersten had two hits going 2-4. Crowder’s Don Lisi who pitched for Liberal last summer gets the start tonight. The game begins at 7:00 PM with coverage at 6:45 on Talkradio 1270 and kscb.net.

 

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