by Alex Dean
After a heart breaker Tuesday night, the Kansas City T-Bones (29-26) bounced back to take game two against the St. Paul Saints (36-21) 2-1 Wednesday afternoon at CHS Field in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Both starters hurled quality starts for their teams, with Kansas City’s Dylan Baker (2-2) continuing his success since being activated off the disabled list, tossing six innings of one-run ball for the second game in a row.
He struck out four on the day and got the win for the T-Bones. St. Paul starter Dustin Crenshaw (4-5) matched Baker’s six innings, giving up two runs on five hits.
The T-Bones offense gave the team just enough to get the win. The T-Bones struck quickly, with Chris Colabello driving in Dylan Tice on a sacrifice fly in the top of the first.
St. Paul responded with a run of its own in the bottom half of the inning, tying the game at one. The score would remain the same, as both teams struggled to get much going offensively, until Shawn O’Malley drove in Tice on a base hit to right field in the top of the sixth.
That was it for both teams, as Henry Owens and Brian Ellington combined to throw three innings of scoreless baseball to close it out.
The T-Bones All-Star hitters both shined, as Shawn O’Malley finished the day 3-4 with an RBI, while Dylan Tice had two doubles, a walk and two runs scored in three at bats.
The T-Bones will wrap up their three-game series in St. Paul on July 18, looking to take the rubber match against the Saints. All-Star Tommy Collier (6-3) will take the mound for KC, looking to head into the All-Star game on a high note. The game is on the T-Bones Broadcast Network, http://mixlr.com/t-bones-baseball/, with a first pitch of 7:05 p.m.
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 ticket sales are also on sale.
- Story from T-Bones