T-Bones on pace to welcome 3-millionth fan Monday

The Kansas City T-Bones have announced that the club is on pace to welcome its 3-millionth fan during Monday’s game at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

After the first three games of this six-game homestand, the T-Bones are now 2,865 people away from 3 million. The club’s overall attendance since 2003 is 2,997,135.

The T-Bones begin a three-game series against Grand Prairie on Monday night at 7:05. Based on projections, the 3 millionth fan should be coming through the gates Monday night.

The lucky fan that night, which is being sponsored by 7th Street Casino, will receive prizes including:

* Four (4) T-Bones season tickets for life;
* An autographed, game-used base from CommunityAmerica Ballpark;
* A baseball autographed by T-Bones coach and Royals Hall of Fame player Frank White;
* $300 toward a savings account from CommunityAmerica Credit Union;
* A prize pack from Coca-Cola;
* A phone from Verizon;
* A gift certificate from Danny’s Bar and Grill;
* A one-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kansas City, Kan.

The T-Bones are offering a special ticket discount — $7 Select Seats — for Monday when fans order online at tbonesbaseball.com with the code “3mil” when purchasing tickets. Tickets are available, also, by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.

Winnipeg mashes Barnes, T-Bones

Winnipeg scored six runs with two outs Sunday afternoon, as they cruised to a 9-3 win over Kansas City at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

The Goldeyes wasted no time scoring in this game, putting three runs on the scoreboard in the first frame against starter Casey Barnes (2-1). Their third run of the inning, an RBI single by Reggie Abercrombie that scored Casey Haerther, came with two outs.

After Barnes retired Winnipeg in order in the second, the Goldeyes went on to score five runs during the next three innings, all with two outs. In the third, Donnie Webb hit a two-run home run. Josh Mazzola did likewise in the fourth. The next inning, Webb scored on another RBI single by Abercrombie. Barnes gave up 12 hits and eight runs in 5 innings.

Nick Hernandez (6-2) pitched well for Winnipeg, picking up the win. He logged 7 2/3 innings, allowed seven hits, three runs (all earned), no walks and struck out five batters.

Robby Kuzdale extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the third inning.

All three of Kansas City’s runs came in the eighth inning. T.J. Mittelstaedt had an RBI single and David Espinosa added a two-run single.

The T-Bones (30-32) lose the series to Winnipeg (39-23) two games to one. Kansas City begins a three-game series with Grand Prairie on Monday at 7:05 p.m. 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=178010
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Zagone struggles in T-Bones loss

Winnipeg roughed up starter Rick Zagone Saturday night as the T-Bones fell 10-4 in front of 8,386 fans at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

After leading the league in wins just a few weeks ago, Zagone has since suffered three losses in his last four starts.

The Goldeyes took advantage of a struggling Zagone (6-3) early. In the first they took a 1-0 lead off back-to-back singles by Josh Mazzola and Tyler Kuhn. Winnipeg tacked on two more in the second on RBIs by Luis Alen and Jordan Guida.

Danny Richar answered the Goldeyes early damage. Following Robby Kuzdale and David Espinosa singles in the third, Richar blasted a three-run home run over the right-field wall that tied the game at 3-3.

The Goldeyes, however, chased Zagone out of the game with a three-run fifth inning off three hits and three walks.

Richar’s RBI double in the fifth cut the deficit to two but he was left stranded.

Mazzola launched a sixth inning grand slam into the Goldeyes bullpen against Kevin Sweeney, who was making his Kansas City debut.

With the loss, the T-Bones fall to 30-31 on the season, while the Goldeyes move to 38-23. The series finale will take place Sunday afternoon at 1:05.

Box score: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/boxscoretext.html?gameid=178003
– Story from T-Bones