Collier, Mars lead T-Bones over Texas

The Kansas City T-Bones started another three-game home series with the Texas AirHogs, winning game one 8-2.

The AirHogs came close to scoring in the top of the third, starting with a single by Cao Jie.

Then, a walk by Li Ning advanced Jie to second base. Later, a single by Luo Jinjun advanced Ning to second and Jie to third, but it wasn’t enough to score.

Kansas City got on the board first with a double to left field by Mason Davis. Then a single by Danny Mars scored Davis, making it 1-0 in the bottom of the third.

The score remained tied, 1-1, in the top of the fourth when Chen Junpeng advanced to first on an error by the second baseman, Dylan Tice, which advanced Xiao to home for the Texas AirHogs.

The T-Bones broke the tie when Daniel Nava hit a sacrifice fly to left field, getting out, but it was enough to score Chris Colabello, making it 2-1, in the bottom if the fourth.

KC’s Mason Davis definitely put on a show in the bottom of the fifth when he hit a single and then advanced to second on a stolen base. After Davis advanced to third on an error by the catcher, Li Xuhong, Mars hit a single, scoring Davis and making it 3-1.

Texas started off the top of the sixth with a home run by Erik Manoah, making the score 3-2.

Later, in the bottom of the eighth, the T-Bones furthered their lead 8-2, first with a single by Mars that scored Taylor Sparks.

Then, Dylan Tice advanced to first on a dropped third strike by Xuhong, which scored Davis. Then Shawn O’Malley hit a single that scored Mars. And finally, Gillaspie hit a single, scoring both Tice and O’Malley.

Winning pitcher Tommy Collier (6-3) for the Kansas City T-Bones notched another quality start, and the losing pitcher was Kevin Hilton (2-6) for the Texas AirHogs.

You can catch game two of the series between the Kansas City T-Bones and the Texas AirHogs at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, July 13. The game will air on the T-Bones Broadcast Network, http://mixlr.com/t-bones-baseball/.

Half-season 2019 ticket packages as well as mini plans are on sale online or by calling 913-328-5618 or by visiting the Saint Luke’s Box Office between the hours of 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Group ticket sales are also on sale now.

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