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T-Bones Win First of Two Games on Walk Off No Hitter

07/27/2017 6:26 PM -

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Last June 2nd Kansas City was involved in one of the rarest of occurrances when Karl Triana of Gary SouthShore picked up a walk off no hitter beating Kansas City 1-0. Fast forward to Thursday in game one of a doubleheader with the Texas Airhogs the T-Bones once again found themselves in a walk off no hitter script but this time the team was on the opposite side in a 2-1 win over Texas.

T-Bones starter Matt Sergey retired the first seventeen batters he faced but the T-Bones went to the last call inning actually trailing 1-0 despite the Florida natives no hit bid. Texas would scratch out a run in the top of the seventh with Airhogs’ third baseman, Casio Grider almost stealing the headlines. After he worked a lead off walk, he then stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch with one out. Sergey would strike out the dangerous Denis Phipps for the second out of the inning. With Charley Thurber batting, Grider read the throw perefectly from T-Bones catcher Tony Caldwell back to Sergey and broke home and stole his way to the 1-0 lead for Texas.

When it looked as if the Airhogs would get the first win of the double-header, one of Kansas City’s most recent signees, center fielder Cedric Hunter had his biggest hit so far for Kansas City. Airhogs releiver Luis De La Cruz issued a lead off walk to Jerome Pena then the Airhogs could not retire Leo Rojas on a sac bunt on an bad throw from De La Cruz. Tony Caldwell then moved the runners with a sacrifice bunt up to second and third. Hunter then doubled to left field off the top of the mini monster bringing in two runs and giving the T-Bones the game one victory by a 2-1 final.

T-Bones starter RHP Matt Sergey secured his first no-hitter with Kansas City, allowing just two walks and punching out10 in the seven inning game. It was the T-Bones first no hitter as members of the American Association and the second of his career for Sergey. He tossed the only perfect game of the Frontier Keague in 2014 while with Washington. The last two no hitters for the league have been walk off no hitters. To put that into perspective it has only happened six time in Major League Baseball the last in 2013.

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