The Liberal Bee Jays are 2-0 after a 9-1 lightning shortened win over the West Texas Outlaws from Amarillo Saturday night at Brent Gould Field. The game was called after six and 2/3 innings due to approaching lightning.
Liberal scored one in the third, seven in the fourth, and one in the fifth while former Saint Will Gowdy hit a homer in the fourth for the Outlaws providing their only run.
Frank Phillips lefty Brad Vieck pitched five innings striking out four and allowing five hits for the win. Coffeyville's John Branum pitched a scoreless sixth.
One night after pitching for the BJ's, OCU's Dalton Bernardi produced at the plate going 2-3 with a double and two RBI's. Seward's Sam Pack was 2-4 with two RBI's. Seward's Tanner Rainey and Oklahoma State's Ryan Schilhap also collected two base hits a piece.
The BJ's play their Jayhawk League opener at the Dodge City A's Sunday night at 7 p.m. on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net.
The next home game is Tuesday night against Hays.