The T-Bones fell to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 4-2 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday night despite a solid effort by starting pitcher Pat Doyle.
Doyle worked around trouble nearly his entire outing, but managed to hold the RedHawks to a single run over his 4 2/3 innings of work. The right-handed Doyle stranded six base runners, collected six strikeouts and induced a key double play in the first inning.
The RedHawks got their only run off Doyle in the second after a pair of hits, including a double off the wall by former T-Bone Petey Paramore, and then an RBI groundout by Tim Alberts.
Kansas City responded in the fourth, tying the game at 1-1 following an RBI single by Danny Richar. Vladimir Frias added an RBI single of his own that gave the T-Bones a 2-1 lead. Byron Wiley then smoked a line drive right at Fargo-Moorhead starter Jake Laber, who deflected the ball and managed to throw out Wiley, ending the inning.
The T-Bones once again found themselves in trouble in the sixth, and finally failed to escape unscathed. Ronnie Bourquin drew a two-out, based loaded walk that tied the game at 2-2 off Kansas City reliever Kristhiam Linares. Sawyer Carroll then laced a single up the middle off Chris Squires and scored two more runs to take the decisive 4-2 lead.
Jake Laber (1-1) notched the win for Fargo-Moorhead, pitching 5 1/3 strong innings. He allowed two runs on five hits with five strikeouts. Linares (0-1) took the loss for Kansas City. Nate Garcia picked up his third save with a scoreless ninth for the RedHawks.
The T-Bones (3-5) continue their series with Fargo-Moorhead (4-3) Friday night at 7:05. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.