The Liberal BJ's split a four game series with the Derby Twins after losing 6-5 but winning 6-2 at Brent Gould Field Monday night. In game one, the BJ's built a 5-3 lead after RBI doubles by Lamar's Stephen Tucker and Louisiana Tech's Justin Gordey in the fifth inning. The Twins scored a run on one hit and three walks in the sixth and took a 6-5 lead after scoring two in the seventh on two walks, an error, and one hit. The BJ's led 3-2 after one inning after RBI's by Wichita State's Mitch Caster, Lamar's Stephen Tucker, and Gordey. Tennessee's Dylan Hochevar pitched five innings allowing four runs in a no decision. Tucker went 2-3 with two RBI's. Gordey was 1-2 with two RBI's. Lubbock Christian's Tanner Rindels from Hugoton was 2-4. Rindels was thrown out at home for the last out of the game trying to score on a sacrafice fly off Tucker's bat to shallow center.
In game two, the BJ's handed the ball to former Saint and OSU pitcher Brett Davis. He pitched six innings allowing one earned run, striking out five, and walking one. The BJ's scored two in the second afte an RBI single by Bryce Baugh and an RBI double by Midland's Reid Redman. Derby tied the game in the fourth with two runs. Liberal scored four in the sixth after Derby pitching walked three, beaned one, and committed one error. The only hit was Redman's RBI double. Redman who signed at Baylor, went 2-2 with two RBI's. OSU's Dylan Brown was 2-3. Liberal is 8-9 overall and 6-7 in the Jayhawk League. Derby is 7-6 overall and 6-5 in the Jayhawk. The Bee Jays play at El Dorado Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM on Talkradio 1270 and kscb.net.