The Liberal Bulldogs finish 1-2 at the 16 and under NBC State Tournament at Westurban in Wichita. The Bulldogs beat the Wichita Sluggers Friday 15-0 beforea 7-4 loss to the Wichita Dodgers. Liberal lost Saturday morning to the Wichita Indians to finish 20-20 on the summer.
Law Greiner pitched a one hit shutout in the game one win. In game two against the Dodger with players from Maize, Goddard, Haysville, and elsewhere, the Bulldogs led 4-2 going into the fifth against a team who made the NBC 16U championship game. Liberal allowed five unearned runs.
In the final game Saturday morning, it was 5-0 after five before the Indians blew the game open.
The 12's won state Monday morning in Wellington 10-4 over Cottonwood Valley after a 15-3 win over that same team Sunday night. They beat Fort Scott Friday 9-1 and beat Paola 5-0 in game two. They play in two weeks for the Midwest Plains Regional in Alliance, Nebraska.
The 10's took fourth at Ottawa. They won their opener 14-11 Friday but lost Saturday 11-4 before a 20-14 win over Stevens County late Saturday night into Sunday morning. They lost Sunday 16-4 to Coffeyville and took fourth in the state and won the Sportsmanship award.
The 14's won their district beating the Southwest League All Stars from Scott City, Ulysses, and Holcomb 8-2. Kaiden Bigham was the WOW player and Trey Stout was the MVP. Deladris Green was the winning pitcher. The Rattlers won game two 4-0 over Lakin. Trey Stout pitched a two hit shutout and was the MVP. Cole Evans was the WOW for his defense. In the district championship, the Rattlers beat the Southwest League All Stars 7-6. The WOW was Serbando Avila and Kaiden Bigham was the MVP. They play in the state tournament at Lyons Friday at 2:30. The state bound team will be featured during the Sportsguys Wednesday morning. LHS and Bulldog head coach Eric Olmstead come on Thursday's show.