Liberal Bee Jays

    Bee Jays Re-organize Board

    Date:11/20/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jays are operating under new leadership as a stalwart of the program for a decade has decided to step down from a leadership role.  Nathan McCaffrey remains on the Bee Jay board of directors but is no longer the general manager.  He had been GM four seasons since the 2017 season after stepping in for Mike Carlile.  McCaffrey was the president of the Bee Jays from 201...


    Funk and Ward Named NBC All Americans

    Date:08/21/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    Two Liberal Bee Jays were named NBC All Americans.  Aaron Funk and Cayde Ward are both NBC All Americans.  Aaron Funk, the right hander  from Little Rock is one of three pitchers on the NBC All American team.  He was stellar in his one outing.  In the NBC opening win against the Houston Express, Funk pitched seven innings striking out 14 and no walks in the BJ win.  ...


    Bee Jays Strand 13 as Season Ends

    Date:08/08/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jays memorable 2020 season ended in frustrating fashion Friday night at Eck Stadium.  The Houston Express shrugged off a BJ rally to win 5-4 on a night when the BJ’s stranded 13 runners on base.  Included was an agonizing ninth when the Bee Jays placed the tying run on third with one out but didn’t score. There are ere opportunities galore for Liberal.  T...


    Bee Jays Hitless in NBC Loss

    Date:08/07/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    For the first time since 1997, the Liberal Bee Jays didn’t have a hit.  Santa Barbara’s Sean Johnson (6 innings) Coleman Huntley, Peyton Pallette, and Elijah Trest combined to no-hit the Bee Jays.  Liberal lost the game 8-0.  Cody Bigford walked to lead off the ninth or it would have been a perfect game. Cole Evans was stellar for the Bee Jays.  He pitched 5 and 2/3...


    Bee Jays Shut Out Monarchs in Hutch's House

    Date:08/05/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    Playing a road game in the NBC World Series, the Liberal Bee Jays turned down the volume of a big crowd there to see the home team win.  Hayden Arnold, Cory Didier, and the Bee Jay defense shut down the Hutchinson Monarchs 2-0 Tuesday night at Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson.  Liberal is now 12-5 on the road.  Most importantly, they are 2-0 in the NBC for the first time since 2016...


    Bee Jays Take Houston to Funky Town

    Date:08/04/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    Aaron Funk was utterly dominant as the Liberal Bee Jays took their first steps out of the NBC doldrums.  The right hander from the University of Little Rock struck out 14 in seven innings in Liberal's 9-5 win over the Houston Express late Monday night into Tuesday morning at the NBC World Series at Hutchinson’s Hobart Detter Field.  It’s Liberal’s first win in the N...


    Great Bend Rallies Past Bee Jays in Last Home Game

    Date:07/31/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    It wasn't the finish of their home season they were looking for.  The Liberal Bee Jays walked nine and committed three errors in a 7-6 loss to the Great Bend Bat Cats Thursday night at Brent Gould Field.  Caeden Trenkle was named the Bee Jay Player of the Year and Dean Royce was named the Carlile Fan of the Year. Liberal got off to a good start.  Trenkle scored on a double stea...


    Bee Jays Regroup in Win Over Great Bend

    Date:07/30/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    After allowing two first inning runs and committing two errors, the Bee Jays had a chat in the dugout.  They seemed to regroup from that and took it to the Great Bend Bat Cats 14-3 in a run rule Wednesday night at Brent Gould Field.  The game went seven innings. The Bat Cats came out ready to play with two first inning runs.  Both runs were unearned after a pair of BJ errors. ...


    Bee Jays Split at Great Bend

    Date:07/29/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jays split a double header Tuesday afternoon and evening at Lawson-Biggs Field in Great Bend.  The BJ’s claimed game one 11-5 before the Bat Cats won game two 5-2.  The games were played On the turf at Barton Community College instead of Al Burns Field due to rain. The Bee Jays were sloppy defensively in game one as the committed three errors allowing two unearned ...


    Bee Jays at Great Bend Rained Out Monday

    Date:07/27/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jay game scheduled for Monday at Great Bend has been rained out.  No BJ game at Great Bend on Monday due to rain in Great Bend.  ...


    Evans and Bee Jays Toss One Hitter

    Date:07/27/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    Behind Cole Evans and five other Bee Jay pitchers, the Liberal Bee Jays allowed just one hit in a 15-0 win over the Liberal Rattlers on  National Beef Night Friday night at Brent Gould Field.  Host families were introduced before the game.   The Rattler team consisted of a core of the 18u Rattlers but also included the 16u Rattlers, current area college players, former college ...


    Bee Jays and Rattlers Get Together at Brent Gould

    Date:07/24/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    Due to a rainout in the Sunflower Collegiate League, the Great Bend Bat Cats had to cancel their Friday night game against the Bee Jays.  To make up for it,  Bee Jay head coach Eric Olmstead called the 18u Rattlers.  They added college players and former MLB player Kelby Tomlinson and BJ pitching coach Blake Walden.  It was game on.  The Bee Jays won 8-1 but it was more co...


    Bee Jays Dominant at Derby

    Date:07/23/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    Hayden Arnold and Kyle Duffey combined to spin a one hitter at Derby Wednesday night. The Liberal Bee Jays had more than enough offense too in a 12-1 run rule win over the Derby Twins.  The game went seven innings. It was a pitcher’s dual early but the BJ’s chased home a run in the second.  Wyatt Grant and Bryce Donovan singled before Aidan Shepardson dumped an RBI single to ...


    Bee Jays Rout Derby

    Date:07/22/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jays scored 11 of their 16 runs with two outs on the way to a 16-6 run rule win over the Derby Twins in Derby Tuesday night. The game went eight hours innings. A seven run second inning sent the BJ’s on their way. Wyatt Grant cracked a two run homer over the left field wall.  With two outs, Jack Malone drove home a run with a single up the middle.  Cayde Ward hit a ...


    Bee Jays Falter in Ninth in Loss at Denver

    Date:07/20/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    In a season full of highs, this was the low.  The Liberal Bee Jays allowed three ninth inning runs to fall to the Denver Cougars 5-4 Sunday morning at All Star Park in Denver.  The BJ's finish 2-2 on the trip to Colorado.  Liberal got off to a decent start scoring one in the first and two in the third for a 3-0 lead.  The Cougars scored one in the fourth.  The BJ'...


    Liberal Run Rules Boulder

    Date:07/19/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    In a game which last eight innings due to run rule, the Liberal Bee Jays run ruled the Boulder Collegians 16-5 Saturday night at Carpenter Field in Boulder.  Liberal splits the two game series on the Collegians' home field. Boulder struck first with a run in the first.  Liberal answered with three in the third.  Boulder scored in the second to make it 3-2.  The BJ's pl...


    Boulder Edges Bee Jays

    Date:07/18/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Boulder Collegians handed the Liberal Bee Jays their fourth loss of the summer Friday night at Carpenter Field in Boulder.  The BJ's had won five in a row. Liberal scored one in the first and one in the second before Boulder tallied two in the bottom of the second.  Boulder scored two in the third for the 4-2 lead.  The BJ's took a 6-4 lead with four in the sixth, but t...


    Bee Jays Begin Road Trip with Blowout

    Date:07/17/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jays began their four game road trip to Colorado with a 15-2 win over the Denver Cougars in Boulder Thursday night.  The BJ's banged out 18 hits.  Liberal did not commit an error for the fourth straight game.  Four BJ pitchers allowed just three hits. Liberal scored five in the fourth, three in the sixth, one in the eighth, and six in the ninth.  Caeden Tre...


    Bee Jays Blank Grays

    Date:07/15/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    Hayden Arnold improved to 5-0 leading the Liberal Bee Jay pitching staff to a 5-0 shutout win over the Greeley Grays Tuesday night at Brent Gould Field. Liberal scored three in the third.  Wilson Ehrhardt and Bryce Donovan singled before Aidan Shepardson lifted an RBI double to right center.  AJ Folds grounded out to score another run and the BJ’s scored on an error for the 3-0 le...


    Bee Jays Sweep Greeley

    Date:07/14/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jays swept the Greeley Grays 18-11 and 10-1 Monday afternoon and evening at Brent Gould Field.  The BJ's improve to 12-1 at Brent Gould Field and have scored in double digits in 13 of their 22 games. The visiting Grays got off to a great start in game one scoring three in the first and five in the second on a day with a temperature of 100 and heat index of 107.  The ...


    Bee Jays Blank Lumberjacks

    Date:07/07/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jays wrapped up their two game series with a 4-0 win over the Rocky Mountain Lumberjacks Tuesday afternoon at Lone Tree High School in suburban Denver. Liberal scored one in the first, second, sixth, and eighth innings. The BJ's out hit the Lumberjacks 12-2.  Dylan Johnson pitched five shutout innings allowing just two hits.  John Kelly and Eric Heiman worked scorel...


    Another Manic Monday for Bee Jays

    Date:07/07/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    Two of Liberal's three losses this season have in the past two Mondays.  That's after a 7-1 loss Monday evening in suburban Denver to the Rocky Mountain Lumberjacks at Lone Tree High School.  All three of Liberal's losses have come after a day off. The Bee Jays scored a run in the top of the fourth before the Lumberjacks scored five in the fourth and two in the fifth.  ...


    Bee Jays Provide Fireworks Early

    Date:07/05/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jays scored 10 runs in the first inning on their way to a 19-6 win over the Colorado Springs Outlaws in the 4th of July Game on Saturday.  The game went seven innings due to the run rule and fireworks followed the game.  The Community Bank was a sponsor of the game and the show for a 21st straight year. Liberal scored 10 in the first as Caeden Trenkle and Kelby Tomlinson...


    Bee Jays Run Rule the Bandits

    Date:07/04/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jays run ruled the Colorado Springs Outlaws 12-2 in seven innings Friday night at Brent Gould Field.  Liberal scored in every inning but one in the blowout win. In the first, Wyatt Grant walked, Cayde Ward and Jack Malone singled, and Bryce Donovan legged out infield single down the third place line to score a run.  AJ Folds and Jake Schulz singled to lead off the second...


    BJ's Overcome Lightning and Bandits

    Date:07/03/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jays overcame a 1 hour 20 minute lightning delay and the Colorado Springs Outlaws Thursday night at Brent Gould Field in Liberal.  Liberal won 6-4 in a game which finished past 11 o'clock. The Outlaws scored first with a run in the fourth.  Liberal struck for five in the bottom of the fourth.  In the fourth, Cayde Ward and Aiden Shepardson began the inning with ...


    BJ's Rally to Take Denver Series

    Date:07/02/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jays have won every series this season.  That continued to be a true statement thanks to Liberal rallying past the Denver Cougars 6-4 Wednesday night at Brent Gould Field in Liberal.  Liberal wins the series 2-1. Denver got off to another good start scoring single runs in the first, second, and third.  The Bee Jay rallied with two in the third.  Jake Schulz led...


    Bee Jays Rally for Win Over Denver

    Date:07/01/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    It was more like a game played across the parking lot in the Green House, it was a game of runs.  The Denver Cougars built an early 7-0 lead and the BJ's rallied to lead 12-7 before holding on to a 12-10 win Tuesday night at Brent Gould Field.  The series is even at a game a piece. Denver got off to a strong start scoring four in the first, one in the second, and two in the third.&n...


    Denver Snaps BJ's 11 Game Win Streak

    Date:06/30/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jays lost for the first time since June 11 Monday night.  The Bee Jays experienced a rare sloppy night on the mound walking eight and beaning four paving the way for a 16-12 home loss to the Denver Cougars Monday night at Brent Gould Field.  The Rockies released Kelby Tomlinson who stepped in a played for the BJ's Monday night.  It was his first appearance in a B...


    BJ’s Complete 4-0 Trip to Oklahoma City

    Date:06/26/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jays finished 4-0 on their road trip to Oklahoma City.  Liberal defeated the Norman Lake Rats of the Sooner Sports League 15-0 and beat a highly successful Lake Hefner Pelicans 4-2 at Palmer Field in Dolese Park. The Bee Jays opened with five runs in the first inning against Norman. Three walks and an error paved the way.  Kade Brewer doubled home a run. Aiden Shepardson ...


    The Moore the Merrier for Liberal

    Date:06/25/2020   Source:Liberal Bee Jays  

    The Liberal Bee Jays won their first two games of a four game two day road trip Wednesday. Liberal defeated Oklahoma City Team Charlotte 5-3 and Oklahoma City Team Elite 19-1 at Randall University in Moore. The Bee Jays were sloppy in the 3:30 game vs Sonny Galloway’s Team Charlotte.  They won despite five errors.  Liberal scored three in the first. Caeden Trenkle roped a triple to...