RedHawks’ offense red hot against T-Bones

Fargo-Moorhead knocked around 14 hits, and took game two against Kansas City with a 6-3 win Wednesday evening at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo, N.D.

The RedHawks took their first lead of the series with a run in the second inning on an RBI double from Brandon Tripp that scored Travis Higgs.

Fargo broke the game open in the sixth inning, chasing T-Bones starting pitcher Casey Barnes, who gave up three consecutive hits opening the frame. Frank Salerno delivered the big blow with a two-run single. He later scored on a C.J. Retherford RBI single that capped off a four-run inning and extended Fargo-Moorhead’s lead to 5-0.

The T-Bones, down 6-0, scored three runs all with two outs in the eighth inning. Vladimir Frias led the charge with a two-out double and then scored on a single by T.J. Mittelstaedt. Matt Padgett drove in Mittelstaedt, and Ray Sadler reached on an error that allowed Danny Richar to score from third.

The T-Bones (42-52) conclude their three-game series at Fargo-Moorhead (40-54) Thursday afternoon at 12:30. The game can be heard in the Kansas City area on 1660-AM or worldwide at

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Frias’ three-hit night leads T-Bones

Vladimir Frias doubled in a run in the fifth and scored two batters later giving Kansas City a lead it wouldn’t forgo in a 3-2 win Tuesday at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo, N.D.

Frias, who’s one of the flashiest shortstops in the American Association, used his bat to help the T-Bones get on the board first in a well-pitched game through the middle frames.

Robby Kuzdale, however, led off the top of the fifth with a walk for Kansas City against starter Brian Ernst (8-6).

After Brian Erie sacrificed Kuzdale to second, Frias lashed an RBI double to deep right field that scored Kuzdale and gave Kansas City a 1-0 lead. Two batters later, Danny Richar scored Frias on an RBI single to left.

The T-Bones extended their lead to 3-0 in the sixth with an RBI single from Kuzdale that scored Nick Schwaner.

The RedHawks finally cracked T-Bones starter Joe Van Meter (2-1) with solo runs in the sixth and seventh innings, including Travis Higgs’ fifth home run of the season.

Van Meter didn’t walk any as he scattered seven hits and two runs — along with six strikeouts — over 7 innings in the win.

Kris Regas got his 20th save of the season with a scoreless ninth, in spite of walking two Fargo batters.

Four T-Bones batters had multi-hit games, led by Frias’ 3-for-4 night. T.J. Mittelstaedt, who had two hits, notched his team-leading 27th double in the first inning.

The T-Bones (42-51) continue their three-game series at Fargo-Moorhead (39-54) Wednesday night at 7:02. The game can be heard in the Kansas City area on 1660-AM or

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T-Bones hammered in loss

Gary, Ind. – The Gary SouthShore offense pounded Kansas City with 19 hits and scored in every inning in an 18-3 win over the T-Bones on Sunday afternoon at the U.S. Steel Yard.

Much like Saturday night against T-Bones starter Jared Messer, things got out of control early as the RailCats chased T-Bones starting pitcher Derek Gordon (1-1) in just 1 inning of work. Gordon was charged with six runs as he exited, like Messer the night before, with the bases loaded in the second.

As part of its offensive juggernaut, Gary SouthShore got two home runs and five RBIs from recently acquired Henry Wrigley. The RailCats scored two or more runs in five frames, including a five-run second and a four-run sixth. All five pitchers that Kansas City used gave up at least two runs.

During a game in which every Kansas City starter except Vladimir Frias got at least one hit, Brian Erie was the lone bright spot, as he finished the game 2-for-3 with an infield RBI single.

The T-Bones (41-51) are off Monday before beginning a three-game series at Fargo-Moorhead Tuesday night at 7:02. The game can be heard in the Kansas City area on 1660-AM or worldwide at

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