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Hays Hands Redskins a Sweep

Brock Kappelmann - April 2, 2022 7:42 am

Playing in Liberal for the first time since 2018, the Hays Indians swept the Liberal Redskins 12-2 and 10-0 Friday at the National Beef Sports Complex.  Both games went seven innings but were 10 run games by the end on a windy chili evening at the ballpark.

The Redskins led 2-0 early in game one.  Carlos Campos walked to lead off the first and Shay Kerr singled.  Oscar Rubio grounded out to score a run.  Erek Lira reached on a dropped third strike to begin the second and Erick Baca singled.  Hays could not field a ground ball with the infield in and Liberal took a 2-0 lead as Lira scored.  Meanwhile Brooks Kappelmann threw two shutout innings to begin the game.  But Hays scored four in the third, two in the fourth, two in the fifth, three in the sixth, and one in the seventh.  Hays out hit Liberal 11-3 and both teams had an error.

After just three hits in game one, the Redskins had just four hits along with five errors in game two.  That math didn’t add up favorably for the Redskins.  Hays scored in every inning except the first when Hunter Huskey worked a scoreless frame.  Hays scored three in the second, one in the third, one in the fourth, one in the fifth, two in the sixth, and two in the sixth.  Shay Kerr was 2-4 in the loss.   The Indians out-hit the Skins 6-4.  Liberal had five errors and Hays had three.

Liberal is 2-3 and 0-3 in the WAC.  Hays is 2-0.  Liberal plays at Great Bend Friday at 4pm with Redskin Pre-game at 3:45 on 1270, 92.3, and The KSCB and The Legend App.



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