08/11/2017 9:30 PM -
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones took their second straight game over the Salina Stockade, 6-3, on Friday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
In similar fashion to Thursday night, center fielder Kyle Petty nailed a solo home run to put Kansas City up 1-0 in the bottom of the second inning.
Looking to follow last night’s pattern, the T-Bones scored three more runs in the third, extending their lead to 4-0 and taking control of the game early on. A sacrifice hit from second baseman, Marcus Lemon, brought in the first run of the inning followed by a two-run home run from, first baseman, Kevin Keyes. The American Association home run leader’s home run marked his 22nd on the season and extended his league lead to four home runs.
The Stockade attempted a comeback early on in tonight’s matchup. Catcher, Cody Coffman, scored a two-run home run to put them back within two. Salina let the T-Bones earn a run back in the bottom of the fourth, however, with an error by second baseman, Fernando Garza.
Lemon was able to advance to first off of the error, allowing left fielder, Dexter Kjerstad, to put the T-Bones on top by three. The Stockade’s determination never wavered as they added another run in the seventh inning.
A double to left field by shortstop, Logan Trowbridge, cut the lead to 5-3, but Kansas City continued to have an answer to everything Salina threw at them.
Catcher Zane Chavez’s sacrifice fly to right field that brought in Kjerstad in the bottom of the eighth would seal the victory for the T-Bones. Kansas City picked up win number two in the series, 6-3, over Salina.
Matt Sergey (4-3, 3.55), a right-handed pitcher tossed the win for the T-Bones, while left-handed pitcher, Jared Koenig (1-4, 6.50) suffered the loss. Cody Winiarski notched the save, tying him for first place in the American Association with 16 saves on the season.
The T-Bones (45-31) will play game three of a four game series tomorrow night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Come celebrate First Responders Night with post-game fireworks!
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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