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July 18th, 2019

bee jays 36 and 17Liberal’s Corbin Truslow (36) congratulates Blake Diskman after scoring a run against Dodge City July 3. The Bee Jays traveled to?Dodge Monday and came away with a 14-6 win to move into a tie witht he Hays Larks atop the Jayhawk Conference. L&T photo/Elly GrimmBy EARL WATT

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Liberal took advantage of a strong night at the plate as well as 11 walks and scored 10 runs in the final four innings to knock off the Dodge City A’s 14-6 on the road and move into a tie with the Hays Lark atop the Jayhawk Conference Monday night in Dodge City.

The win pushed the Bee Jays to 8-6 in the Jayhawk Conference with two games remaining against the A’s July 17 and 18. Hays has a 7-5 record with four games remaining, all against Dodge City.

The A’s are 3-7 with six games remaining, four with Hays and two with Liberal.

Liberal scored in the first inning Monday, but the A’s answered with two runs in the first two take a 2-1 lead.

Dodge City added two more runs against starter Jon Sotto in the second inning to take a 4-1 lead.

But the Bee Jays scored single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings for a 4-4 tie.

Trey Goodrich relieved Soto for a scoreless fifth inning.

In the top of the sixth, the Bee Jays erupted for six runs to take a 10-4 lead.

Riley Bost took the mound in the final four innings and allowed two runs in the seventh, and the A’s cut the lead to 10-6.

But Liberal added four more runs in the eighth to take a 14-6 lead.

Bost pitched two scoreless innings to protect the lead and earn the win.

Shane Sirdashney homered and hit a double in the win, and Justin Quinn, Connor Emmet, Trevor Beard all doubled.

The Bee Jays host the Boulder Collegians at 7 p.m. tonight at the National Beef Family Sports Complex.

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