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Four-run sixth inning leads T-Bones to win

The Kansas City T-Bones (32-25) picked up their first game of the series with a 6-3 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs (36-22) on Thursday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas.

It appeared as if the Saltdogs were going to take control of the game early and leave the T-Bones in the dust after they scored two runs in the first inning. The T-Bones were the ones to take control of this game, however.

Designated hitter Curt Smith hit an RBI single to bring in the first run followed by a second RBI single from left fielder Brandon Jacobs, putting the Saltdogs up 2-0, briefly.

The T-Bones immediately tied it up in the bottom of the inning with a single from designated hitter Tyler Horan, bringing in right fielder Chantz Mack and second baseman Marcus Lemon to tie the game up at two.

After four scoreless innings for both teams, the T-Bones took control in the bottom of the sixth. Kansas City took its first lead of the night off a single RBI from center fielder Kyle Petty. Third baseman Jordan Edgerton extended the lead by bringing in two more runs with a triple to deep center field. A sacrifice fly by left fielder Joe Jackson scored Edgerton and nearly sealed the victory for the T-Bones.

The Saltdogs added one final run in the top of the ninth to cut the lead to 6-3, but ultimately wouldn’t be able to come back from the Kansas City’s four-run sixth inning.

Right-handed pitcher Calvin Drummond (3-0, 3.32) notched the victory for the T-Bones and Carlos Pimentel (6-4, 4.24) suffered the loss for the Saltdogs.

Friday night’s game will feature right-handed pitcher Gabe Perez (5-3, 5.09) for the T-Bones and Mikey O’Brien (6-3, 5.40) for the Winnipeg Goldeyes.

The T-Bones will begin a new series at 7:05 p.m. Friday against the Winnipeg Goldeyes at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. After the game, the T-Bones will hold their second annual Midget Wrestling Championship.

Tickets are available online, by calling 913-328-5618 or by visiting in person the Providence Medical Center Box Office.

– Story from T-Bones

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T-Bones drop series to Saltdogs

The Kansas City T-Bones dropped the series with the Lincoln Saltdogs in a 5-2 loss on Wednesday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas.

For the second night in a row the T-Bones tried to make a comeback. Lincoln’s designated hitter, Curt Smith, singled to left field to earn an RBI and bring in the first run of the game in the opening inning.

The Saltdogs struck again in the third inning off of two doubles to left field. Center fielder Matty Johnson stole a base to advance to second allowing him to score when second baseman Cesar Valera doubled. Smith added the second double to bring Valera home, putting the Saltdogs up 3-0 in the top of the third inning.

Shortstop, Jerome Pena, launched his first home run for the T-Bones cutting the lead to two, but the Saltdogs responded in the top of the fourth.

Johnson singled to right field and advanced to third off an error by right fielder Tyler Horan, scoring two runs to stretch the lead to 5-1 going into the bottom of the fourth.

The T-Bones narrowed their margin to three in the bottom of the sixth with a single to first from Pena scoring first baseman Kyle Petty, but they couldn’t muster a comeback and dropped their second straight game and the series to the Saltdogs.

Right-handed pitcher Robby Rowland (2-1, 5.40) picked up the win for the Saltdogs, while right-handed pitcher Matt Sergey (2-2, 3.44) suffered the loss.

Calvin Drummond (6-3, 4.24), a right-handed pitcher, will start off on the mound for the T-Bones Thursday night with Cesilio Pimentel pitching for the Saltdogs. The right-handed pitcher ranks fourth best in the American Association with 2.72 ERA and a 6-1 record.

The T-Bones (31-24) will finish a three-game series with the Saltdogs (36-21) at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

Tickets are available online, by calling 913-328-5618 or by visiting in person the Providence Medical Center Box Office.
– Story from T-Bones

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T-Bones fall short in comeback attempt

The Kansas City T-Bones fell short, 6-5, after trailing the Lincoln Saltdogs 4-0 early on Tuesday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

After going 3-3 on a six game road trip, the T-Bones returned home to CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas, on Tuesday night to take on the Lincoln Saltdogs. The Saltdogs immediately took control of the game with a four run first inning.

Second baseman Cesar Valera started the night off with a bang with a three-run home run to put the Saltdogs up 3-0. Nathaniel Maggio, Lincoln’s first baseman, doubled to left field to bring in designated hitter, Curt Smith, for the final run of the inning.

The T-Bones started to chip away at the Saltdogs’ lead in the third inning with second baseman Marcus Lemon’s RBI single scoring right fielder Chantz Mack. Kansas City trailed 4-1 going into the fourth inning.

Mack brought in two runs in the fourth inning off of an RBI double to center field to cut Lincoln’s lead to 4-3, but the Saltdogs took back a three-run lead in the fifth.

Valera doubled to center field to bring in the first run, while left fielder Brandon Jacobs singled to right field to bring in the second.

A solo home run from third baseman, Jordan Edgerton, in the bottom of the sixth brought the T-Bones within two with three innings to go.

Marcus Lemon, the T-Bones second baseman, advanced the runners with a putout in the bottom of the ninth to put them in scoring position.

American Association home run leader and Kansas City first baseman Kevin Keyes brought in one run with a sacrifice fly to the center fielder. The T-Bones didn’t come back any further and fell 6-5 to the Saltdogs in game one of a three game series.

Right-handed pitcher Derek Gordon (5-2, 2.67) earned the win for the Saltdogs, and the T-Bones’ right-handed pitcher Scott Carroll (5-3, 2.86) suffered the loss. Michael Wagner, a right-handed pitcher, picked up the save for Lincoln.

Matt Sergey (2-1, 3.44), a right-handed pitcher, will start Wednesday night for the T-Bones and right-handed pitcher Robby Rowland (1-1, 5.40) will head to the mound for Lincoln.

The T-Bones (31-24) will continue a 10 game homestand at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday against the Lincoln Saltdogs (35-21) at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Fans can come out to enjoy a game of catch on the field after the game.

Tickets are available online, by calling 913-328-5618 or by visiting in person the Providence Medical Center Box Office.
– Story from T-Bones

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