Liberal Outlasts El Dorado in Extra Innings
Brock Kappelmann - July 11, 2018 6:46 am
The Liberal Bee Jays played yet another extra inning game. After losing a 14 inning game to Haysville and winning a 15 inning game with Dodge City, the BJ’s won 4-2 in 12 innings at MacDonald Stadium in El Dorado Tuesday night.
Liberal pitchers walked 10 but only allowed three Bronco hits. Zach Zeller went five innings allowing two runs. Boone Montgomery pitched four scoreless and hitless innings. Josh Zanger worked three scoreless and hitless innings. El Dorado had two hits in the second and one in the fifth and that was it.
The Broncos took a 2-0 lead when they plated two in the second on two hits and three Zeller walks. Peyton Johnson’s ground ball single up the middle with two outs scored Dane Simon wh had been beaned and had stolen a base. Chase Hacker launched his fourth homer of the season with a blast to left in the seventh to tie the game 2-2. The game went extra innings and both bullpens settles in. The Bee Jays has a good chance to score in the 10th after a lead off Channy Ortiz single. But Liberal failed to lay down a bunt and then hit into a double play. The Broncos has two on and one out in the eleventh but did not score. Jonathan Tapia came on as a pinch hitter in the 12th and walked. Ortiz bunted him to second. Clint Allen walked. Simon’s first hit of the series was a smash past the third baseman to score Tapia. Johnson lofted a sac fly to left to score Allen.
Liberal out hit the Broncos 6-3 and El Dorado has the game’s only two errors.
Liberal is 19-12 and 15-10 in the Jayhawk while El Dorado is 15-15 and 13-14 in league. The same two teams meet Wednesday night in El Dorado with the game at 7 and the pregame at 6:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.