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Bat Cats lose series to Liberal Bee Jays

POSTED June 19, 2017 10:13 a.m.

LIBERAL – Liberal’s Kyle Schmidt hit a pair of homers to spark the Bee Jays past the Great Bend Bat Cats 10-4 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the Jayhawk Conference baseball series. Schmidt hit a two-run sixth-inning homer off Alex Ruxlow and a two-run seventh-inning homer off Austin Pritchard. Pitcher Jake Harrison (3-0) threw six innings.

Liberal (10-3) won its seventh consecutive game while the Bat Cats (5-9) dropped its fourth game in a row. The Derby Twins (9-4) travel to Great Bend for a three-game series starting Tuesday. The Bats Cats are 3-2 at Al Burns Field.

Maize’s Corrigan Bartlett, who played for Barton Community College delivered a three-run double to score Brennan Fontenot, Mateo Zunica and Michael Sinks in a three-run sixth inning. Harrison preserved a 4-3 lead by retiring two of the Bat Cats’ best hitters Dawson Pomeroy and Jordan Wilkerson.
Zunica walked and Bartlett singled and Zunica scored on an eighth-inning passed ball.
LIBERAL 10, BAT CATS 4
GB 000 003 010 – 4 7 0
LB 100 214 20x – 10 13 1
Langston, Ruxlow (6), Pritchard (6) and Fontenot. Harrison, Carner (7), Zeller (8), Schipper (9) and Schmidt. W—Harrison, 3-0. L—Langston. 2B—GB—Zunica, Bartlett; L—O’Donnell 2, Robinson, Scott. HR—L—Schmidt 2.

JAYHAWK LEAGUE
Liberal BeeJays 10-3
Hays Larks 8-3 
Derby Twins 9-4
Dodge City As 6-6
El Dorado Broncos 6-8
GB Bat Cats 5-9
Haysville Aviators 5-9
Oklahoma City 3-10

TUESDAY-THURSDAY
Derby at Great Bend
Liberal at Oklahoma City
Hays at El Dorado
Dodge City at Haysville
SUNDAY'S GAMES
Liberal 10, Great Bend 4
Oklahoma City 5, El Dorado 2
Hays 7, Haysville 1
Derby 8, Dodge City 2

SATURDAY'S GAMES
Liberal 7, Great Bend 1
El Dorado 4, Oklahoma City 3
Hays 13, Haysville 2
Derby 4, Dodge City 3

FRIDAY’S GAMES
Liberal 3, Great Bend 2
Oklahoma City 14, El Dorado 2
Hays 12, Haysville 8
Derby 16, Dodge City 6

 

 

 

 

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