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The Liberal Redskins traveled to Woodward Friday for a double header with the Boomers and came away with a pair of wins.

Brooks Kappelmann led the Redskins at the plate with two hits and four RBIs in a 14-7 win in Game 1.

Erek Lira also had a pair of hits and three RBIs.

Liberal and Woodward were tied 1-1 after three innings, and after the Redskins took a 3-1 lead in the top of the fourth, the Boomers answered with five runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 6-3 lead.

Marco Alonso relieved Zayden Martinez in the fourth to stop the Boomer rally, and Alonso only allowed one run in the final four innings.

Liberal cut the lead to 6-4 with a run in the fifth before breaking through against the Woodward starter in the sixth for five runs to take a 9-6 lead.

Woodward cut the lead to 9-7 in the bottom of the sixth, but the Redskins pushed five more across the plate in the top of the seventh for a 14-7 lead.

Alonso tossed a shutout bottom of the seventh to secure the win.

Martinez pitched three innings and allowed five unearned runs and no hits while walking three and striking out four.

Alonso pitched four innings and allowed two unearned runs on one hit and two walks while striking out five.

Woodward scored seven runs with only one hit.

But the Redskins struggled in the field by committing seven errors.

The Redskins belted out 11 hits to score 14 runs and was aided by five Woodward errors.

Skylar Hubbard took the mound for Game 2 and pitched a five-inning shutout in a 10-0 win.

Martinez led at the plate with three hits and three RBIs.

Kappelmann added two hits and four RBIs. Aidan Schwindt had a two-hit performance at the plate.

Liberal took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first and stretched the lead to 3-0 after the second inning.

The Redskins added two more in the fourth and five in the fifth for the 10-0 lead.

Hubbard pitched a scoreless fifth to secure the run-rule win.

Hubbard pitched all five innings and did not allow a run on five hits and two walks while striking out seven.

After committing seven errors in Game 1, the Redskins did not commit an error in Game 2.

The Boomers also played better defense, cutting their errors from five in Game 1 to only one in Game 2.

The win moved Liberal to 5-6 on the season, and the Redskins will get a chance to get above .500 when they host the Garden City Buffaloes (5-5) for a double header beginning at 4 p.m. today.

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