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December 05th, 2019

bee jays off the fieldLiberal’s Aidan Shepardson, left, and Brandon Holdren run off the field during a game against San Diego at the NBC World Series in Wichita. The Bee Jays ended pool play with a 10-2 run-rule win over the Lone Star Baseball Club to finish 1-2 at the national tournament. L&T photo/Earl WattBy EARL WATT

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After two games of frustration at the plate, the Liberal Bee Jays finally broke through Tuesday against the Lone Star Baseball Club, scoring six runs in the sixth inning to spur a 10-2 run rule win at the NBC World Series in Wichita.

Tristan Stacy started the scoring in the first inning with an RBI triple, and he later scored on a sacrifice fly from Connor Emmet, and Liberal had a 2-0 lead.

After four scoreless innings pitched by Tanner King in the fifth, he was relieved by Cole Schoeple in the fifth, and Lone Star took advantage by tying the game with two runs.

Liberal took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth when Cayde Ward scored on a wild pitch.

Stacy added an RBI single in the sixth to start a six-run inning that included four hits and four walks, and the Bee Jays had a 9-2 lead.

After a scoreless seventh pitched by Rafferty Brown, the Bee Jays ended the game with a one-out RBI double from Ward to score Stacy, and the Bee jays won by run rule, 10-2 with a runners at second and third with only one out.

Trevor McDonald and Connor Emmet had three hits each in the final game for the Bee Jays this season, and Stacy, Ward and Trevor Beard each had two hits in the win.

Liberal ended the season as the Jayhawk Conference champions, the Kansas Collegiate League champions and had a 30-14 record.

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