Daily Leader staff report
Liberal earned its first road victory of the season Sunday, knocking off the Hays Larks 8-4.
The win earned a series split after the Bee Jays lost the Saturday game 6-1.
Richard Bohlken had a feat or famine night for the Bee Jays. He struck out three of his five at-bats, but the two hits were a triple and a home run.
David Masters also had a strong night, scoring three times.
Kelby Tomlinson went three-for-five including a triple.
Christian Kowalchuk started on the mound for the Bee Jays, giving up four runs on six hits.
He was relieved by Travis Parker who took over in the fifth and only gave up three hits and no runs while striking out five and walking one.
The Bee Jays rallied from a 2-0 deficit to take a 5-3 lead after the fourth inning.
Parker was able to shut down the Larks while the Bee Jays added runs in the sixth, eighth and ninth innings.
The Bee Jays (10-6, 6-6) return home tonight in a non-conference match-up with Junction City. The Bee Jays will host the Generals for a two-game set before returning to Jayhawk League action Thursday at Dodge City. Liberal will host West Texas for a pair of games Friday and Saturday in preparation for a Jayhawk League match-up on the Fourth of July against Dodge City.
While the Bee Jays will only play two league games this week, the rest of the league will be facing off, which could provide the Bee Jays an opportunity to move up in the standings without playing.
First place Haysville will face El Dorado and Derby this week while Dodge City and Hays will square off.
Two make-up dates have been set.
The rain-out home game against Derby will take place July 13, but will move to Derby instead of Liberal.
The suspended game against Hays will resume July 20 in Liberal.