After dropping the first two games of the series, the Kansas City T-Bones bounced back and defeated the Gary SouthShore RailCats, 1-0, behind a strong pitching performance Tuesday at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.
Unlike the first two games of the series when both teams combined for 47 hits and 29 runs, the T-Bones and RailCats combined for just six hits, while neither starting pitcher, Bobby Doran for Kansas City and Travis McGee for Gary SouthShore, gave up any runs.
The lone run of the game came in the bottom of the eighth inning. After a one-out walk to Alex Marquez and a two-out single by Ryan Cavan, Nate Tenbrink lined a base hit to right field off Gary reliever Chuck Fontana (3-2) that scored Marquez from third base, giving the T-Bones a 1-0 lead.
The RailCats threatened in the ninth inning against T-Bones reliever Fernando Hernandez (3-3), who walked two batters with one out. But Hernandez induced a fly out to center by Jose Sermo and a game-ending line out to Jake Blackwood at first by Roger Bernal.
T-Bones starter Doran went seven strong innings, giving up three hits, walking two and striking out five.
The T-Bones (30-22) are scheduled to finish their four-game series against the RailCats (27-29) Wednesday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan., with the first pitch at 7:05. Tickets are available by calling the box office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.
– Story from T-Bones