Redskins Clinch Share of WAC Baseball Title
Brock Kappelmann - May 2, 2018 7:31 am
The Liberal baseball Redskins have clinched at least a share of the WAC for the second consecutive season. Liberal defeated Garden City 7-2 Tuesday night at Lightner Field in Garden City.
Braxton Hyde pitched the distance for the win improving to 6-1. The Redskins scored in the first with two outs when Pancho Terrazas singled home a run. The Buffaloes tied the game in the bottom of the second. LHS took a 4-1 lead in the third when Javier Bojorquez drove home three runs with a two out double to left. Dylan Thompson doubled to lead off the fourth. Rodney Pando’s sac fly got that five run home for a 5-1 lead in the fourth. Garden City scored in the bottom of the fourth to make it 5-2. Thompson singled home a run in the fifth for a 6-2 lead and Terrazas singled home a run in the sixth. The Angry Red scored six of their seven runs with two outs. Liberal out-hit the Buffaloes 9-6 and both teams had three errors. Terrazas, Thompson, and Elijah McCarter had two hits a piece.
Liberal is 14-3 overall and and 6-1 in the WAC. Garden City is 4-11 and 2-5 in the WAC. Hays finishes the WAC 6-2. The Redskins host Garden City Tuesday at 6 going for an outright WAC crown. Liberal has won or shared the WAC three times in 1992, 2017, and 2018. LHS plays at St. Thomas Aquinas Friday at 4:30 and Saturday at 10 a.m.