Watch party set today for World Cup match

Fans are expected to gather again today for a World Cup watch party at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Power and Light District, Kansas City, Mo.

The U.S. Men’s National Team, including Graham Zusi and Matt Besler of Sporting Kansas City, will play Belgium in the Round of 16 FIFA World Cup matchup.

The host of the watch party is Sporting Kansas City. Admission is free to the event. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Former T-Bones pitching great getting married on mound

There’s more than just special Fourth of July fireworks planned at the T-Bones game on Friday, July 4 in Kansas City, Kan.

There’s also a very special event in the life of former T-Bones’ pitcher Jonathan Krysa. He will get married to his fiancée, Stacy Folsom, during the brief intermission between the game and fireworks.

Krysa has made more appearances than any other pitcher in T-Bones history. He’s chosen the pitching mount at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on Friday night, July 4, as the place he will be married.

The T-Bones are scheduled to play at 7:05 that night against Sioux Falls with special holiday fireworks after the game. Krysa and his fiancée, Stacy Folsom, will exchange vows during the brief intermission between the game and the fireworks.

Krysa, a Kansas City area native who pitched collegiately at Rockhurst University, played five seasons for the T-Bones, 2003-2007. He holds several club career pitching records including appearances (90), games started (79), innings (547) and strikeouts (445), and he’s second in all-time wins (30). Krysa set the team record for strikeouts in a game in 2005, when he struck out 13 batters at Calgary. In 2012 he was selected for the T-Bones 10th Anniversary Team.

Tickets to the July 4 game are available now by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.
– Story from T-Bones

T-Bones complete sweep over RailCats

For the first time since July of last year the T-Bones completed a series sweep, as they scored in the bottom of the ninth and beat Gary SouthShore 7-6 Sunday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

Down 6-3 with two outs in the eighth, Brian Erie and Robby Kuzdale ripped back-to-back singles up the middle. T.J. Mittelstaedt then crushed a three-run home run that tied the game at 6-6.

The T-Bones completed the comeback when David Espinosa led off the ninth with a triple to left-center. On the very next pitch Espinosa advanced home on a wild pitch by Kevin Brahney, giving Kansas City the win and clinching the series sweep. It was the T-Bones first sweep since they won three against Grand Prairie during July 15-17, 2013.

Sunday, with Gary leading 2-1, the RailCats padded their lead with a three-run fifth inning. Both Cody Bishop and Drew Muren smoked back-to-back one-out doubles. After a Kansas City error, Craig Maddox lined an RBI single that gave the RailCats a 5-1 lead.

Kansas City cut the deficit in the fifth when Mittelstaedt launched a leadoff solo home run over the left-field wall. The T-Bones then loaded the bases with no outs, and managed to bring in one run when Vladimir Frias flew out scoring Bryan Sabatella.

With the win, the T-Bones are now 22-21 and trail Gary by 1 1/2 games in the Central. Kansas City is off Monday before beginning a three-game road trip at Winnipeg beginning Tuesday night.

– Story from T-Bones