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T-Bones Sweep; Offense Sizzles

08/26/2015 9:01 PM -

AMARILLO, Texas – The Kansas City T-Bones struck for three first inning runs, and swept the Thurderheads, Wednesday night, 7-4, in the final game of the series.

Kansas City used a three run first inning, off Amarillo starting pitcher Matt Larkins to get started. Starlin Rodriguez and Nate Tenbrink both singled and scored, on Jake Blackwoods double for a 2-0 lead. Kyle Robinson drove in Blackwood with a fielders choice, to give Kansas City a 3-0 lead.

The T-Bones added two more runs in the third inning, courtesy of Adam Bailey's 14th home run of the season, which also plated Blackwood for a 5-0 lead.

Kansas City starting pitcher Jeremy Strawn (1-0) picked up his first win for Kansas City. Strawn allowed two earned runs over six and one third innings. Strawn struck out three and walked none.

The T-Bones made things interesting in the bottom of the seventh inning, as they failed to convert three, double play opportuntites. Amarillo cashed that into a run and pulled within 6-4, before Aaron Baker slammed the door.

Kansas City added an insurance run in the top of the ninth inning, with a perfectly executed suicide squeeze, by Robby Kuzdale, which scored Nate Tenbrink from third base, for a 7-4 lead.

T-Bones closer Fernando Hernandez, closed out the ninth inning, with a perfect frame, to pick up the save.

Kansas City completed the three game sweep of Amarillo, and Nate Tenbrink was a huge part of the offense. Tenbrink finished the three game series with a .769 batting average, or 10 for 13, with four doubles, two triples, two RBI and eight runs scored. Jake Blackwood drove in a team high six RBI's on the series.

The T-Bones (46-42) return home to CommunityAmerica Ballpark on August 27th, with an eight game homestand. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.



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