The Kansas City T-Bones (27-16) faced the Sioux Falls Canaries (17-26) in the final game of the series in front of 6,157 fans July 4 in Kansas City, Kansas.
The T-Bones lit their own Independence Day fireworks on the field, beating the Canaries 3-2.
The first run of the night came early in the second inning from Sioux Falls. A double by Maxx Garrett scored Chris Grayson for an early lead, 1-0. T-Bones starting right-handed pitcher Pasquale Mazzoccoli (3-0) struck out two out of the next three Canaries’ batters to end the inning.
The T-Bones answered the Canaries in their half of the fifth inning. Taylor Featherston hit a double into right field.
Keith Curcio advanced to first from an error by the Canaries’ first baseman to score Featherston. Curcio then scored an unearned run for the T-Bones’ lead, 2-1.
The T-Bones didn’t have time to rest as the Canaries were quick to come back in the sixth.
A wild pitch by T-Bones’ relief pitcher Jackson Lowery advanced the Canaries’ Garrett. Garrett was then in position to score off Glassers’ single RBI to tie the game, 2-2.
T-Bones’ Joe Filomeno (3-1) and Cody Winiarski both came in as relief. Carlos Diaz came in as the closer. Joe Filomeno is credited with the win.
The Canaries’ sent in Tyler Wolfe (0-1) to relieve starting right-handed pitcher Kevin Folman (2-1). In a defensive move they also shuffled many of their players on the field. Wolfe is credited with the loss.
The T-Bones’ Nick Torres scored a solo home run, which brought the score to 3-2. This was the last run earned by either team for the remainder of the game.
The T-Bones clinched the series (2-1) against Sioux Falls, winning four of their last five series.
The T-Bones travel to Grand Prairie, Texas, to face the Airhogs at 6:05 p.m. Thursday at QuikTrip Park.
Individual tickets, season, group, mini-plans and nightly party suites are on sale and can be purchased by visiting the box office at T-Bones Stadium or www.tbonesbaseball.com. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The T-Bones games are airing on the T-Bones Broadcast Network, http://mixlr.com/t-bones-baseball/.
– Story from T-Bones