The Bee Jays took down defending National Baseball Congress champion El Dorado 8-2 Tuesday night at Brent Gould Field. The Bee Jays broke through with a four run seventh to break open a 3-1 game. Rhode Island's Kyle Borden hit a bases loaded triple to left center to clear the bases. Blake Bergeron of Nicholls State also tripled and drove home a run with a single. Sam Konnoff of Nicholls State was 3-3 and played a solid left field throwing out a runner trying to score on an attempted sacrifice fly and made a fine leaping catch running back on a ball.
Lubbock Christian's Paul Gonzalez made his BJ debut pitching four innings without allowing an earned run. "It was a lot of fun," the former Texas Tech pitcher said. "I took a three week break because my dad had hip surgery and I wanted to be with him. It's good to get back in the swing of things. I felt good. The guys behind me worked really well."
Former Seward pitcher St. Louis's Travis Parker pitched four scoreless innings with three strikeouts and no walks for the win. The side arm pitcher gives hitters a different look out of the BJ bullpen. "They dropped me down at Seward and I've stuck with it throwing two seamers inside to guys and sliders away keeping them honest on both sides of the plate."
The Bee Jays win for the first time since June 12 and break a four game losing skid. Liberal is 8-4 overall and 4-4 in the Jayhawk while El Dorado falls to 9-7 overall and 3-7 in the Jayhawk. Liberal hosts El Dorado Wednesday night at 7 p.m. KSCB is the buyout sponsor and will give away t-shirts and cash prizes. The game will air on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net with the Dugout Show at 6:45.
Tuesday's Jayhawk League Scores
Liberal 8 El Dorado 4
Haysville 13 Derby 2
Dodge City 11 Hays 4
Dodge City 4-3
El Dorado 3-7