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Skins Handle Hugoton in Baseball Opener

Brock Kappelmann - March 22, 2024 7:14 am

Liberal’s baseball team opened the season with two blowout wins at Legend Field in Hugoton on Thursday afternoon and evening.  On a day with temperatures in the mid 60’s with virtually no wind, LHS won 17-0 in three innings and 12-0 in five innings.

In game one, J. Brooks Kappelmann pitched three hitless innings with eight strikeouts and one walk.  Adan Mata was 3-3.  Aidan Schwindt was 2-3.  Marco Alonso doubled.  LHS scored six in the first, two in the second, and nine in the third.  Liberal out-hit the Eagles 10-0.  HHS had seven errors.

In game two, Zayden Martinez worked three strong innings for the win.  He struck out seven, walked one, and did not allow a hit.  Marco Alonso went two shutout innings.  Brooks Kappelmann was 3-3 with three RBI’s  and two runs.  Zayden Martinez, Marco Alonso, Erek Lira, and Blayden Betts added two hits a piece.  Kappelmann, Betts, and Alonso all doubled.  The Redskins scored two in the first, five in the second, three in the third, one in the fourth, and one in the fifth.  LHS out-hit HHS 12-1 and Hugoton had three errors.

Liberal is 2-0 and plays one game at Garden City Tuesday night at 6pm on 1270 and 92.3.


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