by William Crum
Sporting KC vs Toronto on May 23 in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)
At last night’s game Sporting Kansas City tied with Toronto. The score was Sporting Kansas City 2 and Toronto 2.
One of the reasons the game ended in a tie was that two of the key players were away training with the World Cup championship to be held in Brazil.
According to coach Peter Vermes, “With what we had to work with, I’m really proud of the guys. They all did a fantastic job. I’m really proud of them.”
The player that made the goals for Sporting Kansas City was Dominic Dwyer, No. 14.
“The whole team tried as hard as they could. We all work together to get the job done, however Montréal is a tough team to beat. This is why the game ended in a tie match. I’m really proud of my team members,” Dwyer said.
The next game will be next Tuesday night and Sporting KC is getting prepared for it. Vermes said he hopes Sporting KC will win that match.
The next game will be held at 7 p.m. May 27 at Sporting Park. They will play against the New York Red Bulls. This game is expected to be one the most challenging games ever in the history of Sporting Kansas City, as the team is without two of its key players.
(Photo by William Crum)
The T-Bones found their power stroke at CommunityAmerica Ballpark Friday night, slugging their way to a 5-4 victory over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
The RedHawks jumped out to an early lead on Kansas City starter Rick Zagone. Zach Penprase led off the game with a double off the left field wall and quickly came around to score on a Ronnie Bourquin double. Sawyer Carroll later scored Bourquin on a sacrifice fly that pushed the Fargo-Moorhead advantage to 2-0.
Zagone (2-0) then settled down and retired 20-of-21 RedHawk batters, including a stretch where he retired 11 in a row. He finished the night with six strikeouts over his seven innings of work.
Kansas City finally got to Fargo-Moorhead starter Brian Ernst (0-2) in the fourth. Robby Kuzdale legged out a bases loaded, RBI fielder’s choice that scored Danny Richar and cut the deficit in half. Byron Wiley then mashed a three-run home run over the right field wall, giving the T-Bones a 4-2 lead.
The T-Bones added to their lead in the sixth. Kuzdale tripled to centerfield off Fargo reliever Justin Erasmus and came home on a wild pitch soon afterwards, extending their lead to 5-2.
The RedHawks rallied in the ninth, scoring two and putting the tying run on base. Kansas City reliever Kris Regas forced a ground out that ended the game and gave Regas his second save.
With the win, Kansas City moves to 4-5 on the season, while the RedHawks fall to 4-4. The T-Bones continue their four-game series with Fargo-Moorhead on Saturday night at 7:05. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.
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