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Hays Rallies Past BJ’s

KSCB News - July 9, 2014 6:47 am

The Bee Jays committed a walk off error in a 6-5 loss at Hays Tuesday night at Larks Park in Hays. The BJ first baseman appeared to have trouble seeing a throw from third that was a little bit high allowing the Larks to score the winning run. It was just after the BJ’s scored a run in the top of the ninth to tie it.

The Bee Jays got off to a good start scoring the first four runs. Liberal scored in the second when Bryan Haberstroh singled to center. BJ coach Adam Anderson gave Zach. Hoffman the stop sign but the ball was bobbled in center so Hoffman scored. Brennan Johnson doubled home a second inning run. Zach Reding and Kyle Lieser provided two out RBI singled in the fourth to make it 4-0. Hays, Derek Birginske hit a solo homer. In the fourth off BJ starter Chad Nack to make it 4–1 but his two run shot to center in the fifth off BJ reliever Nathan Smythe gave the Larks a 5-4 lead. Liberal tied it with two outs in the ninth. Brady Cox legged out a double on a line drive to right center. Hoffman’s flare to right center scored Cix to tie it. Hays won it in the bottom of the ninth against Blake Rogers after a two out double by Zaire Koeiman and the error which followed.

Chad Nack went four innings and allowed three runs. Nathan Smythe went 2.2 innings allowing two runs. Ryan Scott pitched 1.1 innings allowing no runs and Rogers allowed the unearned run after two thirds of an inning. Both teams had 15 hits and Liberal had two errors. Lieser and Hoffman had three hits a piece. Reding, Haberstroh, Cox, and Johnson had two hits each.

Liberal falls to 16-14 and 10-14 in the Jayhawk League. Hays is 17-11 and 13-11. The same two teams meet Wednesday night at 7 on 1270 and

Derby won 9-2 at El Dorado.

Wellington 20-3

Derby 14-8

Hays 13-11

Liberal 10-14

El Dorado 7-17

Dodge City 6-17


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