The Hays Larks evened their season series with the Liberal Bee Jays. The Larks beat the Bee Jays 5-4 Wednesday night at Larks Park in Hays. The BJ’s led 4-3 after three in the sixth but the Larks plated a run in the bottom of the inning and one more in the seventh to win. The Bee Jays only mustered three hits in the loss.
The Bee Jays scored first against Hays starter Blake Roley. Justin McCarty grounded out to drive home a run and the Bee Jays scored a run in the second without a hit. Hays scored two runs on two hits in the third against starter Travis Orwig. Hays added a fourth inning run against Orwig who lasted 3.1 innings. The Bee Jays rallied in the sixth. With two outs, Alec Isaac lofted a two out RBI single to left center to make it 3-2. The McCarty blasted a double to the wall in left center to score two runs and give the Bee Jays a 4-3 lead. Hays’ Derek Birginske launched a homer to right in the bottom of the inning to tie it. It was his third homer in the last two nights. Hays scored an unearned run in the seventh when the lead off man reached after an error by the BJ shortstop. Liberal got solid relief in the loss as Nick Jones pitched 3.2 innings allowing two runs for the loss but just one earned run. Dustin Luna tossed a scoreless inning. The Larks out-hit the BJ’s 9-3.
Liberal is right back where they started after the 4th of July loss. They are 16-15 overall and 10-15 in the Jayhawk League. Hays is 18-11 and 14-11 in the league. Liberal begins a three game series at El Dorado Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.
The Wellington Heat beat the Derby Twins 6-5 in Wellington.
El Dorado 7-17
Dodge City 6-17