Redskins Sweep Hugoton in Opener

Brock Kappelmann - March 25, 2022 6:28 am

Rory Arnold

Game 1


Game 1 Recap

Izzy Rotolo showed timely hitting, driving in five runs on three hits, including a home run, to lead the Liberal Redskins past Hugoton 18-2 in four innings on Thursday.


The Redskins tallied four runs in the first (all with two outs), two in the second, five in the third, and seven runs in the fourth inning. Oscar Rubio earned the victory on the pitcher’s mound for Liberal Redskins as the righty surrendered two runs on three hits over three innings, striking out four and walking one. Hunter Huskey threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.


The Redskins racked up nine hits in the game. Izzy Rotolo (3), J. Brooks Kappelmann (2), and Zayden Martinez (2) each collected multiple hits.


Shay Kerr drove in four on three hits to lead Liberal Redskins Varsity past Hugoton 15-3 on Thursday. Kerr drove in runs on a double in the first and a home run in the fourth. The Skins had 13 hits total in game 2, as Kerr and Hunter Huskey each had multiple hits.

Kappelmann pitched Liberal Redskins Varsity to victory. Kappelmann surrendered two runs on four hits over three innings, striking out two and walking one. Erek Lira threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. The Redskins will be back in action Tuesday, March 29th, as they head to Garden City to take on the Buffaloes in the WAC opener. The JV will play at 4:00pm, and Varsity follows at around 6:00pm at Clint Lightner Field.  The varsity game will air on 1270, 92.3, and the KSCB and The Legend App.


Cody Hickox

The Liberal Redskins JV team traveled to Hugoton for their first game of the year and swept the doubleheader winning 15-1 in the first game and 6-4 in the second.

Liberal Redskins JV defeated Hugoton 15-1 on Thursday thanks to nine runs in the first inning.  Marco Alonso, Manuel Hernandez, Ivan Rodriguez, Skyler Hubbard, Adan Mata, and  Fidel Avila all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Avila earned the victory on the mound for Liberal Redskins JV. The pitcher went three innings, allowing one run on five hits, striking out four and walking zero.

Alexander Schwindt, Landon Martinez, Hubbard, Mata, Alonso, and Rodriguez each managed one hit to lead Liberal Redskins JV.

Game 2 6-4

Liberal Redskins JV took the lead late and defeated Hugoton 6-4 on Thursday.  The game was tied at two with Liberal Redskins JV batting in the top of the fifth when Liberal Redskins JV scored on a stolen base during Landon Martinez’s at bat. Then Martinez singled.

Hugoton knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the fourth inning, when Shank grounded out, scoring one run.

Skyler Hubbard took the win for Liberal Redskins JV. Hubbard lasted two innings, allowing three hits and four runs while striking out two and walking zero.

Alexander Schwindt started the game for Liberal Redskins JV. The righty lasted three innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out six and walking one

Schwindt, Martinez, Ivan Rodriguez, Fidel Avila, Marco Alonso, and Manuel Hernandez each collected one hit to lead Liberal Redskins JV.  Liberal Redskins JV stole nine bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Avila led the way with three.


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