The Liberal Bee Jays rallied from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Dodge City A's 6-5 Tuesday night at Brent Gould Field. Lewis Guilbeau provided the two out two RBI double over the right fielder's head in the bottom of the eighth to give Liberal the lead.
Dodge City scored five runs in the first five innings against starter Jack Mabe while the BJ's mustered just two hits in the first six innings.
The Bee Jays scored one run and chased the DC starter in the seventh while loading the bases with no outs. They would only score one run to make it 5-2.
Jon Mestas led off the eighth with a triple to right center. Wigberto Nevarez whistled a double to left to make it 5-3. Tyler Floyd, who was 2-3, hit a sacrifice fly to make it 5-4. Seth Stevens smacked a two out double to right to make it 5-4. Then the BJ's caught a break win the A's left fielder dropped a ball down the left field line. Guilbeau then provided the two RBI double to right to make it 6-5.
Jose Rosales Rodarte got the win pitching three scoreless innings of relief and Chad Nack nailed down the save on his birthday .
The Bee Jays are 23-17 and finish 17-17 in the Jayhawk. They were 6-10 before five players quit or were kicked off and five new came on the team. So the BJ's are 11-7 since that point of the season.
Dodge City is 8-24 in the Jayhawk. Elsewhere Tuesday night, El Dorado blanked Derby 2-0 in Derby.
The Bee Jays play their final home game Wednesday night against the Denver Red Birds at 7 at Brent Gould Field. Jerry Harding State Farm Insurance is the buyout sponsor. The next game on radio will be the NBC World Series game at 4 Saturday against the 34-6 San Diego Force on 1270 and kscbnews.net.
El Dorado 18-13
Dodge City 8-24