Things were moving along smoothly for the BJ's until the fourth. Liberal allowed four runs on four hits in the fourth but allowed only three hits the rest of the game in a 5-4 win over the Dodge City A's Thursday night at Brent Gould Field. It was the first BJ home game in 12 days.
The BJ's scored two in the first as Darrien McLemore tripled and would score on an errant throw from the catcher to the pitcher. Wigberto Nevarez singled home Seth Stevens who had walked. Liberal added a second inning run when Lewis Guilbeau singled home Zach Reding.
Then there was a frenetic fourth. Louis Diaz of Dodge City hit a three run inside the park homer which hit off the top of the wall in right center and caromed to center field. The very next pitch was a homer to left by Brian Romero.
The Bee Jays came right back in the fourth when McLemore doubled home Sam Pack with two outs to tie the game at 4-4.
Zach Reding led off the sixth with a hit and advanced to second and then third on two wild pitches. Tanner Kirk grounded out to drive home the run.
Jack Mabe pitched six innings for the win with five K's and one walk. Tyler Buss worked three scoreless innings for his second save.
McLemore, Reding, and Pack collected two hits a piece in the win.
Liberal is 20-16 overall and 14-16 in the Jayhawk while DC is 15-22 overall and 8-20 in the Jayhawk.
The Bee Jays begin a home three game series with El Dorado Friday night. United Wireless is the buyout sponsor. The game airs on 1270 and kscbnews.net.
El Dorado 16-11
Dodge City 8-20