Bullpen collapses in T-Bones loss

The T-Bones saw a four-run ninth inning lead vanish, falling 6-5 to Gary SouthShore in 12 innings Sunday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

With the T-Bones leading 5-1 going into the ninth, the RailCats broke through against closer Kris Regas with four runs on three hits and two walks, tying the game at 5-5.

The RailCats manufactured the winning run in the 12th inning. Drew Martinez got on base with a lead-off single and was bunted over to second. After reaching third on a groundout, Martinez scored the eventual winning run on an infield single by Josh Romanski.

Until the ninth inning, the T-Bones cruised. Bryan Sabatella extended his hit streak to 11 consecutive games with a leadoff single in the bottom of the second. He later scored on an RBI single from Brian Erie that gave Kansas City an early 1-0 lead.

Kansas City extended that lead the next inning. Danny Richar led off the third with a single. And then, after Ray Sadler singled with one out, Nick Schwaner crushed a three-run home run to center field, giving the T-Bones a 4-0 lead.

The RailCats got on the board with a run in the sixth. Danny Pulfer drew a leadoff walk and was singled home on a one-out hit by Ryan Babineau.

The T-Bones (38-47) now get set to begin a three-game series with Amarillo on Monday night at 7:05. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.

Box score: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/boxscoretext.html?gameid=178162
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Three injured when ejected from vehicle at I-435 and I-70

Three persons were ejected from a Mercedes sport utility vehicle at 4:13 p.m. Aug. 17 on a ramp from southbound I-435 to eastbound I-70 in Wyandotte County.

The Mercedes and a Hyundai car were on the ramp from southbound I-435 to eastbound I-70 when the Mercedes changed lanes to the left, striking the Hyundai in the passenger side, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report.

The trooper’s report stated that both vehicles spun out of control, leaving the road to the right.

The Mercedes overturned multiple times, ejecting three of the four occupants, the report stated. The Hyundai came to rest in the right ditch.

Two children and the driver of the Mercedes were ejected, according to the trooper’s report. They were not wearing safety restraints.

The driver was a 38-year-old woman from Kansas City, Mo. The two children who were ejected were girls who were age 11 and age 2, the report stated. They were taken to hospitals.

A 48-year-old male passenger from Kansas City, Kan., also was injured. He was not thrown from the vehicle, and he was not wearing a safety restraint, the report stated.

The driver of the Hyundai, a 33-year-old woman from Overland Park, Kan., was not injured. She was wearing a safety restraint.