T-Bones plan special promotions for Memorial Day weekend games

The T-Bones continue the regular season with home games on Thursday-Sunday against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.

This weekend features plenty of promotions for fans of all ages.

Thursday: $1 beers all night by Cell Phone Repair (CPR) for the 7:05 p.m. game against Fargo-Moorhead.

Friday: Wizard of Oz Night: Dress as your favorite character and receive a buy one get one free berm ticket sponsored by the Kansas City Zoo; free Kansas City Zoo pass giveaway (first 1,500 kids 12 and under) by the Kansas City Zoo; $1 Hot Dog Night ($1 hot dogs with purchase of a drink); Appearance by Falcon Skydiving team for the 7:05 p.m. game against Fargo-Moorhead.

Saturday: Post-game fireworks by Verizon for the 7:05 p.m. game against Fargo-Moorhead.

Sunday: Memorial Day Weekend sponsored by SportClips; free 5,000 buy one get one free Schlitterbahn pass giveaway sponsored by Schlitterbahn; Savers Sundays by Savers (show your Savers club card and get $2 off berm tickets); Pre-Game player autographs by Savers; Special Post-game fireworks by Verizon; Reading Program Night for the 7:05 p.m. game against Fargo-Moorhead.

Tickets for the four Fargo-Moorhead games are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618 or at tbonesbaseball.com.

Wichita’s Capra too much in finale

Wichita’s Anthony Capra lost his no-hit bid in the ninth inning Wednesday night, but the Wingnuts held on for a 2-0 win over the T-Bones at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Wichita got the scoring started in the sixth inning with two runs off Kansas City reliever Zach Fowler (0-1). David Amberson led off the inning with a double, and then stole third before Jake Kahaulelio singled to left, giving Wichita a 1-0 lead.

Three batters later, newly-signed veteran Mike Hernandez reached on an RBI fielder’s choice that gave Wichita a 2-0 lead and 2-1 series win in the Kansas Turnpike showdown.

The lone T-Bones hit came with one out and one on — via a walk — in the ninth inning, when Nick Giarraputo singled off Capra and moved Bryan Sabatella to second base. Wichita manager Kevin Hooper brought in closer Matt Nevarez (4), who escaped a bases-loaded, two-out jam by striking out Byron Wiley for the third and final out.

Capra (2-0) allowed eight walks, including four leadoff walks, but managed to keep the T-Bones off the scoreboard. He finished with nine strikeouts.

Kansas City starter Andy Noga pitched three innings and allowed only two hits to go with five strikeouts.

The T-Bones (3-4) return to Community America Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan., Thursday evening to start a four-game series with the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.

Box score: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/boxscoretext.html?gameid=213198
– Story from T-Bones

Wiley propels T-Bones to win over Wingnuts

Byron Wiley has been struggling at the plate in the early part of this season, but he unleashed himself Tuesday night in Kansas City’s 4-2 win over Wichita at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Just three pitches into the game, Wiley homered to left field, giving Kansas City an early 1-0 lead off Wichita’s starting pitcher Jon Link (0-1).

Wichita struggled against T-Bones starter Daniel Barone until the fifth inning, when the Wingnuts scored two runs on four hits. Chris McMurray and Carlo Testa both hit RBI singles, giving Wichita a 2-1 lead. Barone left after 6 2/3 innings in which he allowed two runs on six hits and struck out a season-high seven.

Link gave up two more runs in the top of the eighth, when Robby Kuzdale led off the inning with a single and advanced to third on a double by Wiley. Then, with one out, Bryan Sabatella and Nick Giarraputo both hit RBI singles, scoring both Kuzdale and Wiley.

Wiley ended the game with a single shy of the cycle, after he added a triple in the ninth inning that scored Brian Erie and gave Kansas City an insurance run.

The T-Bones (3-3) and Wingnuts (4-2) conclude this Kansas Turnpike Showdown on Wednesday night at 7:05 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Box scores: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/boxscoretext.html?gameid=177648