Liberal Baseball Loses Lead and Game in Extra Innings
Brock Kappelmann - May 13, 2022 7:23 am
Despite taking a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth, Liberal lost 4-3 in eight innings at Dodge City’s Demon Field Thursday night. DCHS out-hit the Redskins 11-6. Dodge City had two errors and Liberal had one error on the last play of the game.
Liberal scored first after Carlos Campos singled and advanced on an error. He would score on Shay Kerr’s sac fly to left. DCHS scored in the bottom of the third. Liberal regained the lead in the fifth. Izzy Rotolo led off the inning with a single. Hunter Huskey hit a sac fly to left. The Redskins took a 3-1 lead with a run in the sixth. Oscar Rubio walked and Aidan Schwindt reached on an error which allowed Rubio to take third. Pinch runner Alex Schwindt scored on a wild pitch. Dodge scored a run on three hits in the sixth and scored the tying run on a two out single in the seventh. Liberal failed to move a runner after a lead off walk in the eighth. Dodge City walked off the Redskins in the eighth after a lead off double and an error.
Brooks Kappelmann pitched a solid game in a no decision going five innings with six strikeouts and one walk. He allowed one run. Hunter Huskey and Brooks Kappelmann had two hits a piece.
Liberal is 9-11 and finishes 1-7 in the WAC. Dodge City is 8-12 and 4-4 in the WAC. Regionals are next week on 1270, 92.3, and the KSCB and The Legend App.