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T-Bones win second straight over Stockade

The Kansas City T-Bones took their second straight game over the Salina Stockade, 6-3, on Friday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas.

In similar fashion to Thursday night, center fielder Kyle Petty nailed a solo home run to put Kansas City up 1-0 in the bottom of the second inning.

Looking to follow last night’s pattern, the T-Bones scored three more runs in the third, extending their lead to 4-0 and taking control of the game early.

A sacrifice hit from second baseman Marcus Lemon brought in the first run of the inning followed by a two-run home run from first baseman Kevin Keyes. The American Association home run leader’s home run marked his 22nd on the season and extended his league lead to four home runs.

The Stockade attempted a comeback early in Friday night’s match. Catcher Cody Coffman scored a two-run home run to put them back within two. Salina let the T-Bones earn a run back in the bottom of the fourth, however, with an error by second baseman Fernando Garza.

Lemon was able to advance to first off the error, allowing left fielder Dexter Kjerstad to put the T-Bones on top by three. The Stockade’s determination never wavered as they added another run in the seventh inning.

A double to left field by shortstop Logan Trowbridge cut the lead to 5-3, but Kansas City continued to have an answer to everything Salina threw at them.

Catcher Zane Chavez’s sacrifice fly to right field that brought in Kjerstad in the bottom of the eighth sealed the victory for the T-Bones. Kansas City picked up win number two in the series, 6-3, over Salina.

Matt Sergey (4-3, 3.55), a right-handed pitcher, tossed the win for the T-Bones, while left-handed pitcher Jared Koenig (1-4, 6.50) suffered the loss. Cody Winiarski notched the save, tying for first place in the American Association with 16 saves on the season.

Right-handed pitcher Calvin Drummond (6-2, 4.87) will look to take the series over Salina Saturday night.

The T-Bones (45-31) will play game three of a four-game series at 7:05 p.m. Saturday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas. It will be First Responders Night with post-game fireworks.

Tickets are available online, by calling 913-328-5618 or by visiting in person the Providence Medical Center Box Office.

– Story from T-Bones

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T-Bones top Stockade, 7-2

The Kansas City T-Bones (44-31) topped the Salina Stockade (13-63), 7-2, in the opening game of a four-game series at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas.

After a 10-game road trip, the T-Bones were ready start things early with their in-state rivals, the Salina Stockade. First baseman Kyle Petty launched a solo home run to put the T-Bones on the board in the second inning.

Petty drove in the second run to kick off a big fourth inning for Kansas City. Third baseman Jordan Edgerton notched his fifth home run of the season, adding two runs to give the T-Bones a 5-0 lead going into the fifth.

An RBI double to center field extended the T-Bones’ lead to 6-0 and put Petty a triple away from completing the cycle on the night.

Kansas City kept stretching its lead throughout the remainder of the game. Cedric Hunter nailed his second home run in as many nights, putting the T-Bones on top 7-0 in the seventh inning.

The Stockade were finally able to score in the eighth inning off an RBI single from third baseman Jordan Caillouet that would start a spark through the final inning.

Salina added a second and final run in the ninth inning with an RBI double to left field from shortstop Logan Trowbridge, but ultimately was not able to come back from Kansas City’s early start. The T-Bones topped the Stockade, 7-2, taking game one of the four-game series on Thursday night.

Kansas City’s right-handed pitcher Gabe Perez (6-4, 4.64) secured the win for the T-Bones, while left-handed pitcher Troy Mannebach (2-4, 4.08) suffered the loss for the Stockade.

Right-handed pitcher Matt Sergey (2-1, 3.12) will start on the mound Friday night for the T-Bones.

The T-Bones will continue a four-game series with the Stockade at 7:05 p.m. Friday at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. It will be Back to School Night with a drawstring backpack giveaway.

Tickets are available online, by calling 913-328-5618 or by visiting in person the Providence Medical Center Box Office.

– Story from T-Bones

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T-Bones shine after rain delay in 4-3 win

With the final game of a 10-game 2,287-mile road trip delayed for an hour Wednesday night in Fargo, N.D., because of rain, it was the Kansas City T-Bones’ thunder of three home runs and a shining performance from Scott Carroll that was worth waiting for in a 4-3 series that clinched the win over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.

Kansas City (43-31) took a lead on back-to-back home runs from Marcus Lemon and Kevin Keyes off Fargo-Moorhead (41-33) starter Tyler Herron to start off the top of the fourth inning.

The home runs were in almost the exact same spot in right field for Kansas City. The T-Bones added another run in the sixth when Tyler Horan delivered and RBI double down to left field line to increase the lead to 3-0.

Carroll was in command on the night, tossing seven strong innings, scattering five hits, and being charged with two runs–only one earned.

The lone earned run came in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI double with two outs from Chris Grayson. Grayson stole third and came home on a throwing error by T-Bones catcher Zane Chavez with Josh Mazzola at the plate for Fargo-Moorhead.

In the eighth the T-Bones got their third home run of the night on a solo shot from Cedric Hunter off reliever Richie Tate to make it 4-2 Kansas City. The RedHawks got the run right back with an RBI double from Keury De La Cruz to make it a one run game, 4-3.

The T-Bones did make history, tying the franchise mark for strikeouts in a single season (682) after Grant Sides struck out Chris Grayson to end the bottom of the eighth. Cody Winarski then struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth to secure his 15th save and with his first strikeout passing the old mark and setting a new single-season team high. The previous high came in 2012.

The T-Bones won two of the three series on the 10-game trip and finished the season series with the RedHawks going 6-3. Kansas City trails the first place Lincoln Saltdogs for the division lead by four and one half games, but with the win they increased their lead in the wild card race in the American Association to two games over Fargo-Moorhead.

The T-Bones return home tonight to play host to Salina in a four-game series at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas, with the game set for 7:05 p.m. All games and can be heard online on the T-Bones Broadcast Network with the pregame starting at 6:45 p.m. The video stream can be found online at AmericanAssociation.TV and audio on Mixlr.

Tickets are available online, by calling 913-328-5618 or by visiting in person the Providence Medical Center Box Office.

– Story from T-Bones

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