Edwin Arroyo falls to the infield after throwing a ball to first base against Dodge City earlier this season. Errors in Haysville hurt the Be jays over the weekend, and Liberal dropped two out of three to the Heat. The Bee Jays return to Brent Gould Field Tuesday and host the El Dorado Broncos in the first of a three-game series.
L&T photo/Rustin Watt
By Rustin Watt
Leader & Times
After possibly the most exciting win of the season thus far, the Bee Jays dropped the next two of the three-game series with Haysville.
Saturday the Bee Jays struggled to score and fell 4-1.
Sunday Liberal saw themselves trailing 10-4 in the sixth, and despite a late comeback the Bee Jays lost 10-8.
It’s rare to see Liberal’s offense only post one run in a game but in Saturday’s contest Liberal took on an ace.
“Their guy pitched a great game,” Liberal head coach Mike Silva said. “He pitched well. The guy was 11-0 for them last season. He’s really good. Their bullpen did well too. Patrick (Shreve) did a good job. He didn’t have his best stuff but kept battling and gave us a chance. Sometimes you just have to tip your cap, and that was one of those nights.”
In Sunday’s contest Silva believed the Bee Jays left a lot of runs on base and made too many mistakes.
“We left a lot of runs on base,” Silva said. “We couldnt get a two-out hit. We came back late but didn’t get that big hit. A couple errors led to some unearned runs. Some beaned batters and walks led to some unearned as well. It was one of those weird deals, two-out errors, plays we usually make and didn’t. We battled back but it was an off night. One of those things where we left a lot of runners on throughout the game.”
The two losses move the Bee Jays to 12-4, 5-4 in Jayhawk play. Liberal and the rest of the league is off today before El Dorado comes to Liberal to play a three-game series Tuesday through Thursday at Brent Gould Field. Rusty Devitt will get the start against El Dorado Tuesday night.