T-Bones lose heartbreaker, 1-0, in Nebraska

The Kansas City T-Bones lost for the third time on the road trip Friday night, 1-0, against Lincoln at Haymarket Park.

The lone run of the game came in the bottom of the ninth inning, as Jeremy Hamilton looped a single into right field, to score Matt Forgatch for the game winner.

T-Bones reliever Fernando Hernandez (2-3) allowed a lead off single to Matt Forgatch.

With one on and two outs, Curt Smith was hit by a pitch thrown by Hernandez, and Lincoln had runners on first and second. Jeremy Hamilton came to the plate, and T-Bones catcher Brian Erie was charged with a passed ball, to allow both runners to move up, to set-up the game winner.

The T-Bones, for the second time on the road-trip, couldn’t take advantage of a dominating performance by starting pitcher Casey Barnes. Barnes allowed just three hits, and threw seven shutout innings, on just 81 pitches. Barnes allowed two runs in 13 innings on the trip. Aaron Baker pitched a perfect eighth inning in relief, with two strikeouts.

The T-Bones squandered their best chance to break the tie in the top of the eighth inning. James Boddicker and Jacob Hayes had back to back singles to lead off the inning. Ryan Cavan sacrificed the runners to second and third for Nate Tenbrink.

Tenbrink grounded the ball right back to Lincoln starting pitcher Zach Varce, but reached on a fielder’s choice, to load the bases. Jake Blackwood would come up with just one out, and the bases loaded, but would pop out to second base. Adam Bailey, grounded out to second to end the threat.

Lincoln closer Marshall Schuler (1-0) picked up his first win of the season, with a scoreless ninth inning.

The T-Bones collected seven hits, and Brian Erie was the only batter to collect a multi-hit game.

The T-Bones (28-20), continue the eight-game road-trip, Saturday night at 6:05 p.m. against Lincoln (22-31) at Haymarket Park. The T-Bones have gone 4-3 on the current trip, with two wins against Wichita and Lincoln.

The T-Bones will return to Kansas City, Kan., to play the RailCats at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. For ticket information, visit www.tbonesbaseball.com or call the box office at 913-328-5618.

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T-Bones blast Saltdogs, 7-0

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The Kansas City T-Bones won their second straight game, and series opener, Wednesday evening 7-0 against Lincoln at Haymarket Park in Lincoln, Neb..

The T-Bones received six shutout innings, from starting pitcher Blake Holovach (5-0), who picked up the win on just three hits allowed. T-Bones relievers, Joe Van Meter and Kris Regas completed the shutout, with three combined scoreless innings.

The T-Bones knocked out Saltdog starting pitcher Luis Chirinos (3-5), in the fourth inning. Chirinos who took the loss, allowed seven earned runs in just 3 1/3 innings.

The T-Bones scored right out of the gate, scoring two runs in the first inning, one in the second, and two more in innings three and four, to cap off a 7-0 shutout win. The T-Bones offense pounded out 15 hits, and all starting nine collected a hit. Jake Blackwood and Brian Erie each had three hits. Adam Bailey and James Boddicker each added two.

The T-Bones (27-19), continue the eight-game road-trip, Thursday night at 6:35pm against Lincoln (21-30) at Haymarket Park.

The T-Bones return home to CommunityAmerica Ballpark on July 19, tickets are available by calling the box office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.
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T-Bones win 7-4, split series in Wichita

The Kansas City T-Bones, scored early and often Monday evening, and held on to a 7-4 win against Wichita.

Adam Bailey gave Kansas City an early 1-0 lead with an RBI single, which scored Ryan Cavan, off Wichita starting pitcher Jason Van Skike (4-2) in the first inning.

Wichita would take its first and only lead, in the bottom of the first inning, as it scored twice off T-Bones starting pitcher Mike Nanini (1-0).

The T-Bones, scored three runs in the second and three more in the fourth, to take a 7-2 lead. Adam Bailey, delivered the knockout blow with a bases-clearing two-out double. Bailey finished the game with four RBI.

Nanini, picked up the win for Kansas City, and allowed just one earned run on two hits, with six innings pitched. Fernando Hernandez picked up his ninth save of the season with two scoreless innings.

James Boddicker and Vladimir Frias each ended the game with three hits for Kansas City. The T-Bones win puts Kansas City back in front of the Wild Card race, by one game over Wichita.

The T-Bones (26-19), continue the eight-game road-trip Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. against Lincoln.

The T-Bones return home to CommunityAmerica Ballpark on July 19, tickets are available by calling the box office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.
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