Liberal needed this game. BJ management, players, and coaches needed a positive outing after a tumultuous Thursday which saw five players turn in their uniforms. The BJ's quickly added to their roster and had just enough for a 2-1 win at Panther Field in Derby Friday night. Seward right hander a d Stephen F. Austin signee Tyler Wiedenfeld (4-0) pitched seven and two-thirds allowing one run on two hits.
the Bee Jays scored two in the fifth. Texas State's Lewis Guilbeau ripped an RBI double to right center to score UTA's Darrien McLemore. Newcomer from Lubbock Christian Wigberto Nevarez drove home Guilbeau on a groundouts.
Derby scored a run in the seventh but Wiedenfeld would allow nothing more. Coffeyville lefty Tyler Buss pitched one third of an inning but stranded a Derby runner on third. Cal State Fullerton's Tyler Peitzmeier pitched a perfect ninth for the save.
Thursday the Bee Jays dismissed pitcher TJ Looney and outfielder-infielder Austin Murphy for their conduct on and off the field while pitchers Ray Ashford, Justin Dellinger, and Hayden Howard quit the team.
The BJ's added four seniors to the team including former Seward infielder Jon Mestas who played the past two seasons at Buffalo. Outfielder Jason Dahl and third baseman Brady Capshaw join the team from Southern Arkansas. Lubbock Christian's Wigberto Nevarez played first for the BJ's Friday. More additions are coming also.
The Bee Jays are 13-10 and 7-10 in the Jayhawk League while Derby is 10-10 and 8-10 in the league. The same two teams meet tonight in D,erby on 1270 and kscbnews.net.