It must have seemed like a bad dream for the Liberal Bulldogs Friday night. About two and a half months after Liberal High lost a big lead and dropped a sub state game to Hutchinson, the Bulldogs lost 10-9 to the host Independence in the first round of the state Senior Babe Ruth Tournament. Liberal led 9-1 going to the bottom of the third powered in part by a Victor Rivera two out double in the second. The Bulldogs (29-5) led 9-6 going to the bottom of the sixth. Both teams committed four errors. Liberal will play Wellington Saturday at 2:30. Wellington lost 11-1 to Galena. Hillboro and Columbus were the other winners on day one in Independence.