The Liberal Bee Jays lost the battle of the big innings 11-6 Thursday night at Wellington. The loss is yet another setback in the team's attempt to get into the NBC qualifying top three of the Jayhawk League. Wellington is 15-12 while Liberal is 12-14.
This was a scoreless game until the fifth when the Heat unleashed an eight run outburst which sent BJ ace Tyler Wiedenfeld out of the game.
The Bee Jays rallied with six runs in the seventh. After Jason Dahl 's RBI single made it 8-2, Tanner Kirk lifted a grand slam over the left field wall to make it 8-6. It is his third homer of the season and the series. But Wellington scored three more in the eighth to put the game out of reach.
Jon Mestas was 3-4 in the loss and Tyler Floyd was 2-4 giving him seven hits in the series. Justin Schnedlerbpitched two innings of scoreless relief.
The Bee Jays play at first place Hays Saturday night at 7 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.