By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
Liberal appeared to help Garden City earn a Western Athletic Conference sweep Saturday thanks to nine errors in two games.
Liberal and Garden City each had six hits in the opener, but three Liberal errors to Garden City’s one allowed the Buffaloes to earn a 7-3 win.
Collin Ware took the loss on the mound and all seven runs were charged to him although only three were earned.
Jared Fox came in to get the final out of the sixth, but Garden City had already stretched out to a 7-1 lead.
The Redskins added two runs in the seventh, but the rally fell short.
Liberal stranded 11 runners on base in the loss.
Angel Archuleta went 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead the Redskins at the plate.
In Game 2, Liberal and Garden City again were almost equal in hits (Liberal had 11 and Garden City had 12), but six Redskins errors led to a 10-4 loss.
After taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, the Redskins could not get out of the bottom of the inning, and the Buffaloes responded with five runs thanks to Liberal mistakes.
Hasik was able to limit the damage over the next three innings, only allowing two runs, but the Redskins could not get timely hitting, and by the end of the game Liberal had stranded nine runners.
Stevie Lira relieved Hasik in the fifth and gave up three runs in the sixth.
Liberal added three runs in the seventh in the 10-4 loss.