The Hays Larks dropped Game 2 of their final regular season series against Liberal, falling 6-5 to the Bee Jays in 11 innings on Tuesday night at Larks Park.
Liberal used a walk, error and a sacrifice fly to score the go-ahead run in the 11th. The Larks got their first two runners on base in the bottom of the inning and had the bases loaded with two outs before a flyout ended the game.
The Larks (34-10, 26-9 Jayhawk League) will close out the regular season against the Bee Jays at 7 p.m. tonight before beginning play in the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita late next week.
The game was tied at 3 heading into the eighth before each team plated two runs in the frame. Jacob Boston scored on a wild pitch before R.J. Williams drew a bases-loaded walk to tie it at 5 for the Larks.
Ryne Randle extended his hitting streak to 18 straight games with two hits for the Larks.
Larks’ starter Walter Pennington went five innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits to take a no-decision. Sam Slugger gave up just a run in four innings of a relief but drew the loss for Hays.