An NBC official has informed the Liberal Bee Jays they will be a part of the National Baseball Congress World Series. The Bee Jays are still in a race for second place in the Jayhawk League, but even if they finish third, they will be NBC bound.
The Bee Jays are 26-15 overall and 18-15 in the Jayhawk and trail second place Dodge City who is 19-13. The BJ's need to win at Dodge City Tuesday night at 7 p.m. and still would need league champ Hays to beat Dodge on Wednesday night in Hays. If those two things happen, the Bee Jays would tie Dodge City for second place. The second place finish qualifies a team automatically into the NBC World Series.
The NBC has posted a bracket on their website at nbcbaseball.com. More specifics will be released in coming days including the BJ game day and opponent.
Liberal has won the tournament five times (1968, 1979, 1985, 2000, and 2010) with seven runner up finishes. Liberal has fared well in the tournament recently with a 7th place finish in 2011, a championship in 2010, a third place finish in 2009, and a fourth place finish in 2008.