Strong starting pitching and some early runs helped Dodge City grab the first of a seven-inning double header versus the first place Liberal Beejays on Wednesday. 

The second game of the double header ran too late for Thursday's paper but there will be a short recap of it in Friday's paper. 

The extra game is for a rainout that occurred earlier this season. 

With the win, the A's are now 18-8 this season and have won 12 of their last 13. With a win in the second game of the double header, the A's will get within a game and a half of first place in the Jayhawk League.

Starter Jacob Call went 6.1 innings allowing just one run on five hits with two strike outs. 

Dodge City broke the 0-0 tie in the bottom of the third with a single from third baseman Tucker Rhode that scored second baseman Dakota Connors. First baseman Carlos Moseley followed up right after with a sac-fly to right field scoring center field Jake Malec making it 2-0 after three. 

Liberal responded in the top of the next inning with a two-out solo homer off Call cutting the A's lead to one.

A sacrifice from Moseley in the bottom of the fifth scored Malec pushing the A's lead back to 3-1. An error from Beejays first baseman Robbie Young scored the final run of the game, giving Dodge City a 4-1 lead. 

Three straight hits loaded the bases for Liberal with one out in the top of the seventh forcing a pitching change for the A's but a ground out and fly-out back-to-back stopped the Beejays insurgency and ended the game. 

The A's will finish out their series with Liberal tonight at 7:30 at Cavalier Field.