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Liberal Loses Lead in Game One of Sweep at Great Bend

Brock Kappelmann - April 9, 2022 7:23 am

The Liberal Redskins lost two more WAC baseball games Friday afternoon and evening at the Great Bend Sports Complex.  Liberal led 4-0 in game one until allowing seven in the sixth of a 7-4 game one loss and lost 10-1 in game two.

Liberal led most of game one until coming unraveled in the sixth.  The Redskins scored four in the second.  Oscar Rubio and Carlos Campos singled before Erick Baca walked.  Erek Lira singled home a run.  Zayden Martinez singled home a run.  Izzy Rotolo singled home two runs with two outs to lead 4-0 in the second.  That lead stood through five as pitcher Brooks Kappelmann worked five scoreless innings.  But then the sixth.  Great Bend scored seven in the sixth.  Only one run was earned.   After two errors, there were a pair of two RBI doubles.  Kappelmann worked 5 and 2/3 allowing one earned run.  Erek Lira was 2-3.

Liberal committed five errors in game two.  Oscar Rubio pitched two scoreless innings to begin the game until the Panthers scored three run on five hits and three errors in the third.  Great Bend added three in the fourth, two in the fifth, and two in the sixth.  Carlos Campos led off the fifth with a single and would score on a wild pitch.  Great Bend out-hit Liberal 13-3.

Liberal is 2-5 overall and 0-5 in the WAC.  Great Bend is 5-1 and 2-0 in the WAC.  Liberal plays a single game at Dodge City Tuesday night at about 6 on 1270, 92.3, and the KSCB and The Legend App


JV Baseball sweeps the Panthers in Great Bend behind stellar pitching performances from Fidel Avila and Marco Alonso.

Game 1: Redskins 5 Panthers 3

Liberal Redskins JV stole the lead late and defeated Great Bend 5-3 on Friday.  The game was tied at two with Liberal Redskins JV batting in the top of the fifth when Landon Martinez singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.

Fidel Avila was the winning pitcher for Liberal Redskins JV. The southpaw surrendered two runs on three hits over four innings, striking out six.  Ayden Juarez and Alexander Schwindt entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.  Schwindt recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Liberal Redskins JV.

Liberal Redskins JV totaled ten hits in the game.  Marco Alonso, Schwindt, and Ivan Rodriguez each had multiple hits for Liberal Redskins JV.  Alonso led Liberal Redskins JV with three hits in four at bats.

Game 2: Redskins 6 Panthers 3

Liberal Redskins JV beat Great Bend 6-3 on Friday.

In the first inning, Liberal Redskins JV got their offense started when Marco Alonso drew a walk, scoring one run.

Alonso took the win for Liberal Redskins JV. The pitcher allowed one hit and three runs over three innings, striking out three.  Skyler Hubbard threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.  Hubbard recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Liberal Redskins JV.

Alexander Schwindt went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Liberal Redskins JV in hits..


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