After getting down 7-1, the Liberal Bee Jays rallied to lead 8-7 only to lose 9-8 in Wellington Sunday night. The first place Heat won the series but each game was decided by one run.
The BJ's scored in year second when Mike Rampone came home on a wild pitch. Wellington scored seven on BJ starter Travis Orwig in the third but four runs were earned due to two BJ errors. Liberal fought back with five in the seventh against the Heat bullpen to make it 7-6 Wellington. Robert Dugger tripled home a run to make it 7-2. Isaac drove Dugger home with a groundout to short. Brady Cox blasted a two run homer over the wall in left to make it 7-5. Rampone doubled to left to make it 7-6. The Bee Jays took the 8-7 lead in the eighth when Cox lined a two run homer into the trees in right center. But the Bee Jays coughed that lead up In the bottom the inning when the Heat scored two runs on one hit and three BJ errors. The BJ's batted in the ninth in a driving rainstorm and were retired in order.
Nick Jones pitched 3.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Austin King worked a scoreless frame before Ryan Scott allowed an unearned run. Liberal had five errors in the game and 11 in the series.
Liberal is 9-10 overall and 5-10 in e Jayhawk League. Wellington is19-1 and 12-1. Liberal plays at Dodge City Thursday at 7 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.