The Liberal Bee Jays play in the primetime game on opening night at the NBC World Series. The Bee Jays play Omaha Strike Zone Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita. The NBC announced their bracket Wednesday afternoon three days before the 32 team double elimination tournament begins.
If the Bee Jays win, they play the winner of the Hutchinson Monarchs and HDYB 19 U team on Wednesday. If Liberal loses, they turn right back around and play Sunday morning.
Jayhawk League members Hays, Dodge City, El Dorado, and Haysville also make the NBC field. Derby elected not to attend this year's tournament. There is not an Alaska team in this year's tournament after Kenai was the runner up last year. The defending champions are the Santa Barbara Foresters.
All of the BJ games will air on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net.