The Liberal Bee Jays are still alive for second place in the Jayhawk League. The Jays beat Dodge City 8-2 Tuesday night at Dodge City's Cavalier Field. Dylan Delso, a redshirt from Arizona State and a transfer to Cowley, hit two homers and drove home three in a 3-5 night.
The Bee Jays scored one in the first when Dayne Parker singled home Derek Miller. The Bee Jays plated two in the third when Tanner Rainey singled and Parker doubled. Dalton Bernardi singled home Rainey and Stephen Gandy hit a sacrifice fly to scored home Parker and make the score 3-0.
Delson and Tyler Baker (3rd) hit back to back homers to right center in the fifth to give the BJ's a 5-0 lead.
Liberal scored three in the sixth powered by a two run Delso homer to right and another run scored on a wild pitch.
In Dodge City's last home game, they didn't save their best for last. The A's had four errors while the Bee Jays were solid in all facets of the game.
Chad Nack (4-2) pitched five scoreless innings for the win. Newcomer Earl Jenkins pitched a scoreless inning before scoreless stanzas by Trevor Lundgrin and Stephen Carabajal.
Liberal finishes the regular season 27-15 overall and 19-15 in the Jayhawk League. Last year the BJ's were 18-15 in the league. Dodge City is 26-15 overall and 19-14 in the Jayhawk. The A's finish the regular season at league champ Hays Wednesday night. If Hays wins, Liberal and Dodge City would tie for second. The Jayhawk League's second place team plays Sunday at the NBC World Series against the Coastal Collegiate champion. If the Bee Jays take third, they will still make the NBC World Series as an at large team.