Yes we are keeping track. The Liberal Bee Jays are 4-1 since five players left the team and five new players joined the club. The Bee Jays beat first place Hays 9-5 Friday night at Brent Gould Field. The Bee Jays erased deficits of 3-1 and 4-2 for the win. The Bee Jay offense came alive with nine runs on 16 hits.
Liberal scored first when Wichita State's Tanner Kirk singled and stole second before Southern Arkansas's Brady Capshaw lined a two out RBI single over the shortstop to make it 1-0. Hays scored three runs on four hits against starter Tyler Wiedenfeld in the third. UTA's Darrien McLemore provided another two out RBI single in the third to drive home Capshaw and make it 3-2. Hays added a fourth inning run for a 4-2 lead.
The Bee Jays broke through in the fourth with three runs all with two outs. Lubbock Christian's Tanner Rainey lined a double off the wall in left center to score a run. The Bee Jays tied the game when Mestas took second on a pitch in the dirt and Rainey raced home from third to tie it. Capshaw blooped a single to left to give the BJ's the 5-4 lead.
Grayson's Zach Reding launched a homer to left center for his second of the year to make it 7-4 in the seventh. Hays added an eighth inning run to make it 7-5 but with two on and one out, Cal State Fullerton's Tyler Peitzmeier pitched the BJ's out of the jam.
Liberal added insurance in the eighth when Buffalo's Jon Mestas lined a two RBI single to center.
The BJ's scored seven of their nine runs with two outs.
Seward's Tyler Wiedenfeld (5-0) went five innings striking out five and walking two. He left with a 5-4 lead. Coffeyville's Tyler Buss went two scoreless innings before Peitzmeier pitched an inning and one third for his fourth save.
The Bee Jays are 16-11 overall and 10-11 in the Jayhawk while Hays is 21-7 overall and 15-7 in the Jayhawk. The same two teams meet Saturday night at 7 at Brent Gould Field on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net. The Leader and Times Newspaper is the buyout sponsor.
Derby rallied to beat El Dorado 6-5 in Derby Friday night.
El Dorado 14-9
Dodge City 5-16