It was time for a change. The past several years the Bee Jays have worn their powder blue tops with white pants at home and their red tops with gray pants on the road. But after four straight losses, the Bee Jays broke out the red tops and white pants Friday night and took care of El Dorado 10-4 at Brent Gould Field.
After El Dorado scored one in the first, Tyler Baker blasted a three-run homer over the right field wall to make it 3-1. Liberal added five in the second to make it 8-1. Sam Pack doubled home two runs. Dayne Parker doubled and Tyler Baker singled home a run.
The Bee Jays added a run in the bottom of the fourth when Stephen Gandy singled home a run. El Dorado plated two i nthe fifth but the Bee Jays scored in the bottom of the inning when Sam Pack singled home a run.
Pack was 3-4 with three RBI's. Dylan Delso, a switch hitting catcher from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma who will transfer from Arizona State to Cowley, was 2-4 with a double. Dayne Parker was 2-5 with an RBI double. Baker was 2-5 with four RBI's.
Dalton Bernardi (4-1) pitched 6 and 2/3 innings allowing three runs. Stephen Carabajal pitched 1 and 1/3 innings allowing one run. Kyle Brady pitched a scoreless ninth.
Liberal is 25-14 overall and 17-14 in the Jayhawk while the Broncos fall to 25-20 overall and 12-18 in the Jayhawk. The BJ's didn't make up any ground in the Jayhawk as first place Hays blanked Derby 9-0 in Derby and second place Dodge City handled Haysville 12-5 in Dodge City.
The Bee Jays host the Broncos at 7 p.m. Saturday for Fan Appreciation Night. National Beef is the buyout sponsor. Host families are asked to be in attendance by 6:40. The Director of the Year and Player of the Year will be introduced during a short ceremony before the game.
Dodge City 18-12
El Dorado 12-18