Austin Murphy homered twice and Dylan Delso hit one out as the Bee Jays beat the Wellington Heat 10-5 Friday night at Brent Gould Field. The BJ's scored in all but one inning and survived despite five errors on a windy night.
Chad Nack started the game and didn't have much defense behind him. He pitched four innings and allowed two unearned runs in the first. TCU's Dylan Delso homered over the centerfield wall to scored Grayson's Zach Reding to tie the game. The Bee Jays took the lead in the second scoring on a Wellington error at third. Liberal took a 4-2 lead with a run in the third when Nicholls State's Seth Stevens single home Delso who had singled. The Heat scored their only earned run against Nack in the fourth to make it 4-3.
Liberal plated two in the bottom of the fourth. Wichita State's Tanner Kirk continued his hot hitting with and RBI double to drive home South Dakota State's Sam Pack who led off the inning with a single. Lubbock Christian's Tanner Rainey doubled home Kirk.
Oklahoma City's Austin Murphy led off the fifth with a prodigious shot over the scoreboard in left center to make it 7-3. The Heat scored two runs against BJ reliever Coffeyville's Tyler Buss in the sixth to make it 7-5. One run was unearned. Murphy homered over the leftfield wall in the seventh to make it 8-5 for his second homer of the game and the season. Texas State's Lewis Guilbeau doubled to right center to score Pack and Murphy walked with the bases loaded to make the score 10-5.
Tennessee Martin's Trevor Lundgrin and Wichita State's Ray Ashford pitched a scorless eight and ninth respectively to close it out.
Liberal is 10-7 overall and 6-7 in the Jayhawk. Wellington is 10-8 overall and 5-8 in the Jayhawk. The same two teams meet Saturday night at Brent Gould Field at 7 on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net.
Jayhawk League Scores
Dodge City 3 El Dorado 1
Hays 8 Derby 4
El Dorado 7-6
Dodge City 3-8
Tonight: Dodge City at El Dorado, Hays at Derby, and Wellington at Liberal.