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Redskins open baseball season with sweep over Hugoton PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 March 2018 10:50

L&T staff report

The Liberal Redskins started baseball season with a sweep on the road at Hugoton.

Liberal took both games, 14-0 and 11-1.

altLiberal score din bunches in the opener, pushing four runs across the plate in the second inning and eight more in the fourth. The Redskins added two more in the fifth.

Hugoton only managed two hits against starter Braxton Hyde. But Hyde also walked two Eagles, but he struck out five. 

Max Valles pitched a shutout fifth for the run-rule win.

Elijah McCarter led the Redskins with 2 RBIs, and Francisco Terrazas had a double.

In the second game, Liberal scored early, pushing four runs across the plate in the top of the first inning, another in the third and three more in the third to take an 8-0 lead.

Hugoton scored a lone run in the fourth, and the Redskins added three more in the sixth for the 11-1 run-rule win.

Brodie Warren pitched three scoreless innings for the Redskins and only allowed one hit and two walks while striking out four.

Alex Yanez gave up the only run to the Eagles on one hit and two walks, and he was relieved by Javier Bojorquez who pitched two-and-two-thirds scoreless innings, walking wo and striking out three.

Cesar Burciaga had six RBIs on three hits including a double. Burciaga went four-for-six in the twinbill.

Liberal will open the home season at 4 p.m. Tuesday against Ulysses.




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