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Four Walks Cost T-Bones Series Opener

Photo by John Ellis
06/22/2017 10:10 PM -

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones lost, 5-4, to Central Division rival, Sioux City Explorers in 10 innings.

John Nogowski, proved why he leads the league in batting early on in the first inning. The first baseman’s RBI single to right field put the Explorers ahead, but only briefly.

The T-Bones’ newest signee, first baseman Kyle Petty, responded to earn his first RBI with Kansas City. Petty’s sacrifice fly to right field score shortstop, Marcus Lemon, tying the game up at 1-1 to end the first inning.

Sioux City regained their lead in the fourth thanks to a solo home run from shortstop, Nate Samson. Designated hitter, LeVon Washington, extended the lead to three by adding a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Nogowski.

Kansas City was unable to score in the following five innings, leaving six runners on base, but the Explorers continued to make plays.

Samson’s RBI single in the seventh put Sioux City up 4-1, before the T-Bones scored three runs to tie the game.

Designated hitter, Kevin Keyes, launched his league leading, twelfth home run of the season bringing in center fielder, Omar Garcia, and Lemon to knot the game up at four going into the eighth.

The game stayed tied at the end of nine and this Central Division battle was taken to the tenth inning.

Kansas City’s right-handed pitcher, Luis Paula, threw four straight walks to give the Explorers a 5-4 lead and the victory.

Paula took the loss, while right-handed pitcher, Todd Eaton tossed the win for the Explorers.

The T-Bones will continue a four game series with the Sioux City Explorers tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Come out to enjoy Harry Potter night and hotdogs for $1.25.

For additional information or interview requests, members of the media may contact the T-Bones Media Relations Department at 913-328-5639. Tickets are available online, by calling (913) 328-5618 or by visiting in person the Providence Medical Center Box Office.

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