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Joplin walks to victory in KC

08/23/2015 4:08 PM -

KANSAS CITY, KS – The Kansas City T-Bones pitching staff, walked 12 hitters, and dropped the finale 6-5, to Joplin, Sunday afternoon at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

The T-Bones took a 3-0 lead in the first inning, as Jake Blackwood drove in Starlin Rodriguez with a sacrifice fly off Joplin starting pitcher Frank Del Valle for a 1-0 lead. The next batter, Adam Bailey gave Kansas City a 2-0 lead with his 13th home run of the season. Brian Erie capped the scoring, with a two-out RBI single.

Kansas City starting pitcher Kris Regas allowed three runs in five innings, but struggled with control, as he issued a season high seven walks.

Joplin scored in four consecutive innings, and took their first and only lead, 6-5 in the seventh inning, off T-Bones relief pitcher Aaron Baker (4-3).

Joplin relievers Fuentes, Septimo, Capellan and Abreu pitched five and one third scoreless innings, and held off a late T-Bones rally.

In total, Kansas City pitchers walked a season high 12 batters. The T-Bones record, for most walks allowed is 13 in a game, which happened July 11, 2011, against Lincoln in a 10-9 loss in eight innings.

The T-Bones (43-42) hit the road for a quick three-game road-trip to Amarillo starting Monday night. All games start at 7:05pm and can be heard online at Tbonesbaseball.com or 1660 AM locally in Kansas City.

The T-Bones return home to CommunityAmerica Ballpark on August 27th, tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.