By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
After a strong start to the season at home, the Liberal Bee Jays have not had the same success on the road.
Liberal traveled to Derby over the weekend and was swept by the Twins.
The Bee Jays never pushed a run across the plate Saturday in a 5-0 shutout loss.
Sunday, the Bee Jays rallied from three down to trail the Twins 6-5 in the ninth inning. Alec Isaac and Robert Dugger reached first and second with only one out, but the Bee Jays could not push either across the plate in the 6-5 loss.
What made matters worse for the Bee Jays was the success the Hays Larks had against El Dorado. The Larks earned a sweep over the Broncos while the Bee Jays dropped three straight to the Twins, and that dropped the Bee Jays three games out of first place early in the race for a Jayhawk League title.
The wins for the Twins kept them within a game of the Larks, and the Wellington Heat stayed perfect on the season with a sweep over the Dodge City A’s.
The Bee Jays will take Monday and Tuesday off before traveling to Hays for a crucial early -season two-game series with the Larks.
Games are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m.
The Bee Jays return home to open a three-game series with El Dorado Friday.