Liberal’s Tyler Wiedenfield held the Hays Larks hitless through the first five innings Wednesday night as the BeeJays snap the Larks 11-game win streak with a 6-2 victory at Larks Park.
Liberal took advantage of an Elvin Rodriguez error to start the sixth and scored five unearned runs in the frame, all with two outs.
Rodriguez doubled off the left field wall in the bottom of the sixth for the Larks first hit. They would have runners at second and third with no outs but could muster just one run.
After Liberal scored in the seventh to go up 6-1, Hays scored their final run in the eighth on a Rodriguez single to right field.
Wiedenfield, a sophomore from Seward County Community College, pitched six innings, holding the Larks to one run on one hit while striking out six and walking one.
Jeff Chesnut (1-1) takes the loss for the Larks. The Nebraska product gave up five unearned runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings, striking out three and walking none.
The Larks are now 14-2 overall and 10-2 in the Jayhawk League. They open a three-game series in Derby Fridaynight.