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Hays Strikes Early to Beat Bee Jays

Brock Kappelmann - July 1, 2019 6:32 am

The Hays Larks moves back into first place with a 7-4 win over the Liberal Bee Jays Sunday night at Larks Park in Hays. The Larks scored five in the first two innings. The Bee Jays list this game on defense allowing only three earned runs.

Jon Sotto pitched for the Bee Jays going four innings allowing six runs but just two were earned. He struck out four and didn’t issue any walks. Rafferty Brown pitched four innings allowing one run.

Corbin Truslow grounded a single to left to score Jordan Williams and give Liberal a 1-0 lead. Hays scored three in the first on three hits and an error. Just one run was earned. The Larks plated two more in the second. One was earned as the BJ’s made another error.  Hays added another run in the fourth whic was unearned to lead 6-1.  Aiden Shepardson singled home Connor Emmet in the seventh to make it 6-2. Hays scored a run in the eight to lead 7-2. The Bee Jays rallied in the ninth again.  Tristan Stacy grounded out but drove home a run.  Cayde Ward singled home a run. The Bee Jays brought the tying run to the plate but struck out to end it.  Connor Emmet has three hits in the loss.  Liberal out hit Hays 11-10 but committed three errors giving four unearned runs.

Hays takes over first and is 20-5 overall, 19-4 in the KCLB, and 7-4 in the Jayhawk division. Liberal is 16-9 overall, 14-9 in the KCLB, and 6-5 in the division.  Monday night’s  game is an important one at 7 in Larks Park with the Dugout Show at 6:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.

 

 

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