T-Bones smoke the Hogs, 4-0

A big four-run seventh inning Sunday locked in a W for the Kansas City T-Bones (39-21) as they defeated the Texas AirHogs (17-43) in the final game of the three-game series, winning 4-0.

T-Bones starting right-handed pitcher Hunter Adkins went seven innings, giving up only three hits, with relief coming from Joe Filomeno and Cody Winiarski in the eighth and ninth. Adkins is credited with the win.

The AirHogs starting right-handed pitcher Gan Quan went six innings and allowed seven hits before relief from Ran Song came in. Song is credited with the loss.

The game looked promising for the T-Bones in the fifth when a stolen base by Mason Davis had him ready on third and a single by Dylan Tice put him on first and Dexter Kjerstad on second. Staring down loaded bases Todd Cunningham was unable to bring anyone home with a putout to center.

However, Cunningham got a chance to redeem himself late in the seventh. After Cunningham doubled, Noah Perio Jr. hit an RBI single to center giving Cunningham enough time to round third and score for the first run of the game.

A single by Taylor Featherston then scored Colin Walsh and another single by Adrian Nieto scored Featherston, closing out the inning 4-0.

The AirHogs could not answer the T-Bones’ late assault and were unable to get any runs in the final innings. The AirHogs fall to 17-43, a South Division worst on the season, making them 26.5 games behind first place.

The T-Bones clinched the series 2-1 with the win and hope to keep that luck going as they return Tuesday night for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Lincoln Saltdogs.

Individual tickets, season, group, mini-plans and nightly party suites are on sale and can be purchased by visiting the box office at T-Bones Stadium, calling the box office at 913-328-5618, or www.tbonesbaseball.com. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The T-Bones’ games are airing on the T-Bones Broadcast Network, http://mixlr.com/t-bones-baseball/.

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Scripture Study and Reflection group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Heather Neds.
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A Prayer and Movement group will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group will focus on reflection of the scriptures, contemplation and body movement. The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters.

Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic Church,
8th and Quindaro, Kansas City, Kansas, will hold its annual block party from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20 in the church classrooms. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Volunteers are needed for Samaritan’s Purse’s project, Operation Christmas Child. In this program, led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, volunteers fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The shoeboxes are given to needy children. Operation Christmas Child has delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries since 1993. This year, the local Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team hopes to collect 15,782 shoebox gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching more than 11 million children in need. Shannon Zaring leads the local Kansas City, Kansas, West Area Team for Operation Christmas Child. To learn more about joining the Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team Area Team or to apply for leadership opportunities, visit samaritanspurse.org/volunteerwithOCC.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will observe the ninth Sunday in the season of Pentecost at 10 a.m. July 22.

Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at the Wyandotte County Christian Church, 13700 Leavenworth Road. VBS is for ages 4 to 12. The theme is “Created for a Purpose.” Registration is at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfEiNzZs_qYlPhCub2mPehd0i8417Ya9LwYceQWDmeHiRgZA/viewform?usp=sf_link. For more information, visit http://wyandotteccc.org/ or call the church office at 913-721-2983.

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