The Kansas City T-Bones beat the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 7-4, on Monday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas. It was the fifth straight win for the T-Bones.
The T-Bones struck first with an RBI double from catcher Leo Rojas in the second inning. Kansas City extended its 1-0 lead to two with a sacrifice fly from center fielder, Omar Garcia, to end the inning.
After three scoreless innings, the RedHawks were able take over the lead, 3-2, in the fourth.
A wild pitch by right-handed pitcher, Chris Perry (3.42 ERA), allowed left fielder, Devan Ahart, to score, putting Fargo-Moorhead on the scoreboard for the first time. Right fielder, K.D. Kang, followed up, closing the lead with a two-run home run.
Kansas City had no answer in the following four innings, but was able to tie the game at three in the bottom of the seventh. Designated hitter, Kevin Keyes, advanced to first for an RBI single scoring shortstop, Eddie Newton, keeping the game interesting going into the eighth inning.
The RedHawks regained the lead quickly thanks to a solo home run from third baseman, Josh Mazzola, putting Fargo-Moorhead back on top 4-3 going into the bottom of the eighth.
The T-Bones continued to do everything possible to stay in the game. Newton’s RBI single to left field tied the game again, this time at four. Garcia all but sealed the deal for Kansas City when he put the T-Bones on top, 5-4, for the first time since the second inning with an RBI single to right field.
The T-Bones added some additional cushion with an RBI single to center field from second baseman, Marcus Lemon, and an error by shortstop Yhoxian Medina allowing Keyes to advance to first and Garcia to score. Kansas City extended its lead to 7-4 going into the final inning of the game.
Fargo-Moorhead was unable to respond to the T-Bones’ four-run eighth inning, giving Kansas City its fifth straight win.
Myles Smith (1-2) picked up the win, giving up one run in two innings while Richie Tate (1-1) was charged with the loss. Cody Winiarski notched his fifth save of the season, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth.
The T-Bones will continue a three game series with Fargo-Moorhead at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. A free T-Bones hat from Sheet Metal Local 2 will be given to the first 1,500 fans entering the stadium.
Tickets are available online, by calling 913-328-5618 or by visiting in person the Providence Medical Center Box Office.
– Story from T-Bones