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T-Bones win fifth in a row with big eighth inning

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.

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Perry selected as league pitcher of the week

The American Association has announced that T-Bones right handed pitcher Chris Perry is the league’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 18th.

Perry, who hails from Cary, N.C., and played collegiately at Methodist University (Fayetteville, N.C.), tossed seven shutout innings, giving up just one hit and punching out nine Wichita Wingnuts, in a no decision on Monday, June 12th.

The righty has been in a groove for Kansas City with 20 strikeouts in his last 12 2/3 innings including 11 strikeouts against Wichita on June 6th at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. The team went on to sit down 24 via the strikeout that night, breaking the old record of 22 set by Wichita on May 20, 2011, against El Paso.

Perry became the first T-Bone to strike out at least 10 batters in a game since last August, when Jared Messer hit that mark with 10 strikeouts. For the season, Perry is 0-1 in 26 1/3 innings with 36 strikeouts for Kansas City.

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T-Bones sweep Salina with 3-2 win

In the sweep of Salina on Sunday, the T-Bones grounds crew got some assistance from team mascot Sizzle. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Story and photos copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel

The Kansas City T-Bones survived shaky starting pitching with a solid bullpen and just enough power to walk away with a 3 – 2 win over the Salina Stockade on Sunday. The victory gave the T-Bones a sweep of the weekend series against the Stockade.

Right fielder Chantz Mack provided all the power the home team needed with a three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Second baseman Marcus Lemon started the fourth with a fly ball that appeared to be lost in the sun by the Salina outfield. Lemon wound up at second base on the play. The first baseman followed with a walk that set the table for Mack’s long shot to right field.

T-Bones starting pitcher Darin Gorski wobbled in the first two innings, loading the bases in both innings, but giving up only one run. Luis Paula replaced Gorski to start the third inning and pitched two scoreless, low-drama innings to right the ship. Three more relievers followed, allowing only a single run over the remaining five innings to close out the game.

The T-Bones play Monday at 7:05 p.m. against the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks, and the T-Bones have a “kids eat free” special for the game. The homestand continues through next Sunday, June 25.

Second baseman Marcus Lemon fielded a ground ball in the first inning. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Right fielder Chantz Mack made a play against the outfield wall. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Reliever Luis Paula held the Stockade scoreless in the third and fourth innings. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Marcus Lemon pulled up on second base just ahead of the tag in the fourth inning. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Chantz Mack watched as his fourth inning home run sailed over the right field wall. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Designated hitter Chase McDonald was ejected in the fourth inning for arguing a called third strike. Manager Joe Calfapietra came out to discuss the situation with the home plate umpire. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Reliever Myles Smith fielded a bunt and threw to first to get the out. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Kids ran the bases after the game. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

One young runner got some fatherly advice on finding third base. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)