Baseball is an unpredictable game. One night after an 11-4 loss at home to last place Dodge City, the Liberal Bee Jays hand the Wellington Heat their first loss 3-2 Friday night in Wellington. JB Olson pitched seven strong innings for the win and the bullpen held it.
in the first Brady Cox reached on a bad hop single and Seth Stevens made them pay with a line drive over e wall in left center for his second homer of the season. The Heat scored a run in the fourth to make it 2-1. Liberal had a golden opportunity to score in the seventh with runners on first and second and no outs but a pop up bunt froze Liberal's two base runners and led to a triple play after the hitter was tagged out followed by a throw to third and to second. But the BJ's got their insurance in he ninth when Alec Isaac singled up he middle with two outs to make it 3-1. The Heat made it interesting in the ninth with the tying run on third and the winning run on second with one out but flame rowing right hander Blake Rogers struck out the final two men for the save.
JB Olson pitched seven strong innings for the win striking out four without a walk. Tyler Wiedenfeld tossed a scoreless frame and Blake Rogers allowed a run in the ninth but got the save. Mike Rampone, Alec Isaac, and Robert Dugger had two hits a piece. The BJ's won despite three errors and the Heat had four errors. Wellington out-hit. Liberal 10-9.
The same two teams meet Saturday night at 7 on 1270 and kscbnews.net. Liberal is 9-8 and 5-8 in the Jayhawk League while Wellington is 17-1 and 10-1 in the Jayhawk.
Derby thumped Hays 14-3 in a Derby and El Dorado blanked Dodge City 5-0 in El Dorado.
El Dorado 4-8
Dodge City 2-9