07/06/2011 8:41 PM
Matt Mitchell (2-2) surrendered just four hits to the Wichita Wingnuts (27-24) on Wednesday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium as the right-hander led the Kansas City T-Bones (21-29) to a 1-0 victory with a complete-game masterpiece.
Mitchell allowed just seven base runners in his first career shutout, and only two runners advanced to second in the contest. The former Royals prospect retired his final seven batters of the game, including back-to-back strikeouts to cap the effort.
The lone run of the contest came in the top of the first inning when Keanon Simon singled off Jared Bradford (0-1) with one out and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Kala Ka’aihue. Kansas City outhit Wichita 10-4 in the game.
Bradford suffered the loss in his Wingnuts debut after allowing one run on seven hits in four innings of work.
Mitchell threw 113 pitches in his outing, 72 for strikes, as he struck out four while walking two. The complete-game shutout is just the ninth in T-Bones history, and the first since Cody McAllister blanked the Schaumburg Flyers 6-0 on June 30, 2010.
Kansas City returns home for a four-game series against the El Paso Diablos (13-37) that opens on Thursday night. First pitch is set for 7:05. Come out to CommunityAmerica Ballpark to meet Royals Hall of Famer Dennis Leonard at The Principal Financial Dreams Tour! Thursday night is also Thirsty Thursday where all fans 21 and over can purchase beers for just $1 ALL NIGHT LONG courtesy of INK Magazine. Call 913-328-5618 to secure your seats now!