Evans and Bee Jays Spin One Hitter
Brock Kappelmann - July 25, 2020 6:37 am
Behind Cole Evans and five other Bee Jay pitchers, the Liberal Bee Jays allowed just one hit in a 15-0 win over the Liberal Rattlers on National Beef Night Friday night at Brent Gould Field. Host families were introduced before the game. The Rattler team consisted of a core of the 18u Rattlers but also included the 16u Rattlers, current area college players, former college players, and some of the BJ pitchers pitched for the Rattlers.
In the bottom of the first AJ Folds singled and Bryce Donovan reached on an error to score a run. Cayde Ward’s sac fly made it 2-0. Nate White’s second inning sac fly made it 3-0. Donovan singled and stole a base in the third and scored on a Ward ground out for a 4-0 lead. Jack Malone doubled to lead off the fourth. Cody Bigford singled him home. Folds whistled a triple to left center to score a run. Donovan singled home a run. Aidan Shepardson dropped a two RBI single to left center to make it 9-0. The BJ’s scored four in the fifth. Folds, Donovan, and Wyatt Grant singled consecutively. Ward grounded out for his third RBI of the night and his team leading 40th on the season. Cade Brewer roped a double off the wall in left center for an RBI. Shepardson doubled home another run. White homered off the scoreboard to lead off the sixth and Donovan launched a team leading fourth homer to left center.
Cole Evans pitched five innings against his childhood team with 12 strikeouts and no hits. Cory Didier, Dylan Johnson, and Kyle Duffey worked scoreless innings. Rafferty Brown went 2/3 scoreless and Brady Cox tossed two pitches to close it out in likely his final game with the BJ’s.
Bee Jays are 26-5. They play Monday and Tuesday at Great Bend at 7 with the Dugout Show at 6:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.