T-Bones drop second game of series against Saints

by Sophie Darting and Gabby Albertson

The Kansas City T-Bones came into game two of the series with the St. Paul Saints hoping to redeem themselves from the loss in game one, but they were unsuccessful, losing to the Saints, 7-1.

Kansas City (25-24) started the scoring first, with Shawn O’Malley roping a two-out double into right field off Ryan Zimmerman (3-1) and then scoring on a single by Chris Colabello to give the T-Bones a quick 1-0 lead.

However, the Saints (33-18) weren’t about to go down easy. They finally got on KC starter Henry Owens (2-2) in the top of the third inning.

After Chesny Young was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, John Silviano crushed a two-run dinger to right field. St. Paul then proceeded to load the bases, and a single by Brady Shoemaker, a walk by Jeremy Martinez and a fielder’s choice by Devon Rodriguez allowed three more runs to score. Young continued the damage with a double that scored Shoemaker and Devon Rodriguez.

Owens was then pulled from the game, and Jose Meza Jr. came in and ended the inning.

Then later, the T-Bones attempted to fight back in the bottom of the fifth with a double to right field by Danny Mars. Then, a walk by Dylan Tice and a single to right field by Shawn O’Malley, advanced Mars to third and Tice to second, but it wasn’t enough to score, ending the fifth, 7-1.

KC’s Ramsey Romano hit a single to the shortstop in the sixth, but with no other hits to back him up, he was unable to score. O’Malley also hit in the bottom of the seventh with a single to left field, but again, with no hits to back him up, he too was unable to score.

St. Paul attempted to further its lead in the top of the eighth with a single by Young to the second baseman, but nothing came of it, making the score 7-1.

The winning pitcher was Ryan Zimmerman (2-1), and the losing pitcher was Henry Owens (2-2).

The Kansas City T-Bones and the St. Paul Saints will play the final game of the series at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in Kansas City, Kansas. The game will be 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. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Group tickets are also on sale.

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