Dodge City Blanks Bee Jays
Brock Kappelmann - June 23, 2019 8:36 am
With a big crowd looking on, the Dodge City A’s came to Liberal and blanked the Bee Jays 3-0 Saturday night a Brent Gould Field. It was the first of eight games between the two southwest Kansas rivals.
Dodge City scored a run in the first, added an unearned run in the seventh, and tacked on one more in the ninth.
Trevor Pruitt was solid on the mound for the BJ’s going five innings allowing one run with six strikeouts. Trey Goodrich went two innings and did non allow an earned run. Trevor MacDonald pitched two innings allowing one run. The A’s out hit the Bee Jays 8-6. Liberal committed four errors. The Bee Jays spent much of the evening trying to get out of jams and were mostly successful in that endeavor. The A’s stranded 15 runners of base. Shane Sirdashney was 2-3 in the loss.
Liberal is 12-6 overall, 11-6 in the KCLB, and 3-2 in the Jayhawk West. Dodge City is 11-6 overall and in the KCLB and 1-4 in the Jayhawk West. The same two teams play Sunday night at 7:30 at Dodge City with the Dugout Show at 7:15 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.
The day was a success off the field as the Bee Jays put on a free youth baseball clinic Saturday morning which drew 95 kids. The crowd was the biggest of the season as Liberal Recreation ball teams ran the bases in between innings. Southern Pioneer Electric gave away free BJ hats.