Stacy’s Blast Falls Just Short
KSCB News - July 1, 2016 2:52 pm
The crack of the bat was promising. With two runners on, two outs, and the Bee Jays trailing 3-2 in the ninth, Ryan Stacy ripped a long drive to deep center. The blast took El Dorado center fielder Tyler Sutherland all the way back to the wall where the ball settled into his glove. The BJ’s were a couple of feet away from a 5-3 lead but instead their first half ended with a 3-2 loss at El Dorado Thursday night.
The Broncos scored one in the first against starter Derek Craft. The 6’8″ right pitched 3 and 2/3 innings allowing only the one run. The Broncos scored two in the seventh while the BJ offensive woes continued until the ninth. Liberal scored two on a Donny Ortiz single to right. Then Stacy flied to deepest center field to end the game and give the Broncos the series. The Bee Jays have lost three of their last four and finish the first half in seventh at 8-13. El Dorado finishes the first half 12-9. The records return to 0-0 Saturday as the second half begins for the Bee Jays and the rest of the Jayhawk League.
Liberal plays at Dodge City Saturday and Sunday before hosting the 4th of July game against Dodge City on Monday. The games all begin at 7. Saturday’s broadcast on 1270 and kscbnews.net might begin on internet only if the Royals at Phillies game isn’t over and will be joined in progress on 1270. All of the broadcast will air on kscbnews.net.