Knauth and Watson Win Bee Jay End of Season Awards
Brock Kappelmann - July 28, 2016 7:20 am
John Watson receives Carlile Fan of the Year award from Roy Allen. (Photo by Deedee Luebbers.)
The Liberal Bee Jays have played their final regular season game. That was Tuesday night. Wednesday’s game was rained out. El Dorado stayed late into the night hoping to make up the game. But after an impromptu vote to determine a tie breaker, the Dodge City A’s are the team playing Hays in the league championship series beginning Friday in Hays. The El Dorado Broncos were hoping to play the Bee Jays Thursday morning and have Hays come to El Dorado for a makeup Thursday night hoping to tie Hays in the second half standings. Instead, Hays wins the second half at 14-6 while El Dorado goes 12-7, Liberal 12-8, and Dodge City 12-9. No game Thursday.
Kyle Knauth won the Liberal Bee Jay MVP Award. The Nicholls State catcher/first baseman from Sidell, Louisiana is batting .314 with five homers and 18 RBI’s along with eight doubles. Longtime fan John Watson is the Carlile Fan of the Year.
The Bee Jays finish the regular season 21-22 and 20-21 in the Jayhawk. They begin pool play Friday night at 7 in the NBC World Series against Laurel, Mississippi Black Cats. They play Sunday at 7 against the Park City Rangers. The Bee Jays face the Fort Worth Whitetails Tuesday night at 9:30. The games air on 1270 and kscbnews.net.