Another Run Rule and Bee Jays are in the Pool at Number Two
Brock Kappelmann - August 7, 2023 9:24 pm
After the loss to the Seattle Studs on Thursday, the Liberal Bee Jays responded with a pair of run rule wins to take the #2 spot in Pool C at the NBC World Series. Monday night, the B.J.’s run ruled Arlington Baptist 13-3 in five innings at Eck Stadium.
The Bee Jays scored two in the second. Ryota Kusumota walked and Luke Rhee doubled to left. Coldon Kiser hit a sac fly. Isaac Webb singled home a a run. The Patriots scored in the third to make it 2-1 but Coldon Kaiser’s throw from center field prevented a second run from scoring. Liberal scored three in the third for the 5-1 lead. A right hand hitting Walker Polk whistled a ground rule double to left field to lead off the inning. Mateo Garcia walked. Ryota Kusumota doubled home two runs. Derek Lukes singled home a run. The “powder blue and red” scored five in the fourth to lead 10-1. With two outs, Owen May doubled. Walker Polk walked and Mateo Garcia laced a two RBI double over the right fielder’s head. Hudson Polk reached on an infield single. Ryota Kusumoto singled home a run. Derek Lukes added an RBI single. The Patriots scored two in the fifth to make it 10-3. Coldon Kiser singled to lead off the fifth. One run scored on a wild pitch. River Jackson walked with the bases loaded. Jett Brown singled to left to end the game in a run rule.
Liberal out-hit the Patriots 12-4. Ryota Kusumoto was 2-2 with three RBI’s and was Epic Touch Player of the Game. Each B.J. starter had a hit. Adrian Najar went 4 and 1/3 with six strikeouts. Paul Panduro went 2/3 scoreless.
Arlington Baptist is 20-12 and Liberal is 30-12. Liberal plays the loser of Denver vs. Lonestar which is played late Monday night. The game is played on Wednesday on 1270 and 92.3.