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T-Bones rally, win in extras

The T-Bones celebrated a walk off victory on Thursday night. (Photo by Matthew Hicks).
07/10/2014 9:30 PM -

By MATT McMULLEN

tbonesbaseball.com

 

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The T-Bones rallied to a 4-3 victory in 10 innings against Grand Prairie Thursday night in front of 5,514 fans at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. 

 

Down 3-2 in the ninth, Bryan Sabatella slapped a leadoff single to left off Grand Prairie closer Dakota Watts (0-2) and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Vladimir Frias. Nick Schwaner then grounded out, advancing Sabatella to third before Brian Erie shot a single to right field that scored Sabatella and tied the game at 3-3.

 

David Espinosa tripled with one out in the 10th and Danny Richar lifted a sacrifice fly to left field that scored Espinosa and won the game, salvaging the three-game series.

 

Kansas City had jumped out to an early advantage on Grand Prairie starter Aaron Wilkerson in the second inning. Sabatella walked and Frias doubled before Schwaner knocked an RBI single into left field, scoring Sabatella. Erie later reached on a fielder’s choice that scored Frias and extended the Kansas City lead to 2-0.

 

Trailing 2-1 in the sixth, Grand Prairie took the lead courtesy of a two-out, bases-loaded double by Madison Carter that scored Abel Nieves and Brian Myrow. Vince DiFazio, who was at first on the hit, was thrown out by Frias after over-running third, which ended the inning, but not before the AirHogs had taken a 3-2 lead that stood until the bottom of the ninth.

 

Kris Regas (4-1) pitched 3 innings and picked up the win for the T-Bones.  

 

With the win, the T-Bones move to 26-27 on the season, while the AirHogs fall to 21-31. Kansas City begins a three-game series at St. Paul (27-23) Friday night at 7:05 p.m. The game can be heard on 1660-AM or online at tbonesbaseball.com.