Redskins Sweep Red Demons
Brock Kappelmann - April 25, 2018 7:29 am
Liberal took two over the Dodge City Red Demons 7-4 and 8-2 on a cold and windy Tuesday night at the National Beef Family Sports Complex. Liberal has won eight of the past nine against Dodge City in baseball.
In game one, the Redskins were able to keep four pitchers at 45 pitches or less to be available to pitch on Thursday too. Tucker Deaton worked 2 and 2/3, Alex Yanez went 1 and 1/3, Max Valles pitched two innings, and Braxton Hyde pitched a scoreless seventh for the save. The Redskins scored three in the first inning to set the tone for the day. Cesar Burciaga singled home a run. LHS scored a run when the DCHS catcher threw the ball into left field for a run. LHS plated another run when Dodge City attempted to pick off a runner at first with runners on first and third. The Red Demons scored one in the second and two in the fourth to tie it 3-3. LHS re-captured the lead in the bottom of the fourth when Ethan Green singled home a run and Syris Dunlap laid down a squeeze bunt for a run for a 5-3 lead. LHS led 6-3 with a run in the fifth when DCHS committed two errors. Dodge scored in the sixth to make it 6-4 but LHS added insurance when Dunlap scored on a Burciaga sacrifice fly. LHS out-hit the Demons 10-6. Dodge had three errors and LHS had two.
Liberal’s big inning in game two was the third when they scored four runs. The Demons led 2-0 after runs in the first and third. Dunlap singled home a run to make it 2-1. Pancho Terrazas tripled home three runs with two outs and the bases loaded for the 4-2 lead and the turning point in the game. The Red Demons threatened in the fifth with the bases loaded and one out but the Redskins turned a 3-6 double play after the first baseman dropped a pop up. LHS added two in the fifth after an error, a walk, and a Dunlap sacrifice bunt. Elijah McCarter scored on a wild pitch. LHS scored two more in the sixth for insurance with only one hit. A Redskins reached on dropped third strike to open up the inning. Ethan Green singled home a run and Dylan Thompson laid down a bunt for an RBI on a squeeze play. On the mound, Javier Bojorquez worked 4 and 1/3 for the win allowing one earned run. Braxton Hyde went 2 and 1/3 scoreless and Brodie Warren closed it out.
The Redskins are 12-2 overall and 4-0 in the WAC. Dodge City is 5-7 and 0-4 in the WAC. Liberal hosts Hays who is 4-0 in the WAC and #2 in 4A division 1 Thursday at 2 at the National Beef Family Sports Complex in Liberal. Redskin Pre-game begins at 1:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.