Zach Reding's shot to right center scored Jason Dahl from first to give the Liberal Bee Jays a 3-2 win in their last at bat against the El Dorado Broncos Saturday night at Brent Gould Field. Justin Bethard went eight and one third strong innings in a no decision with seven strikeouts and one run.
After a 15 minute rain delay, the BJ's scored first when Jon Mestas hit a two run homer over the left field wall after the Broncos scored a unearned run in the first. El Dorado didn't score again until the ninth when they scored on another error.
Bethard didn't allow an earned run and Tyler Buss pitched two thirds scoreless for the win. BJ right fielder Lewis Guilbeau threw out the potential tying run in the ninth before the tying run would score on an error.
The Bee Jays are 21-17 overall and 15-17 in the Jayhawk while El Dorado is 17-12. Derby won at Hays 3-2 and Wellington won at Dodge City 3-2.
The Bee Jays host the Broncos Sunday night at 7 on 1270 and kscbnews.net. National Beef is the buyout and will cook free hamburgers and hot dogs for the crowd.
El Dorado 17-12
Dodge City 8-22