LINCOLN, Neb. – The Kansas City T-Bones prevailed to a 6-1 win over Lincoln Tuesday night at Haymarket Park.
The T-Bones got exactly what they needed from Jared Messer (2-0), who pitched eight innings of one-run ball, to go with five strikeouts. Aaron Baker pitched a perfect ninth, which included two strikeouts.
Tyler Massey gave Kansas City the first lead of the game, with an RBI single in the first inning, which scored newly signed Tyson Gillies. Jake Blackwood doubled the lead with his sixth home run of the season.
Kansas City, leading 2-1 after the first inning, scored one in the second and two more runs in the third, and raced out to a 5-1 lead.
Lincoln starting pitcher Ryan O'Sullivan (1-3) pitched eight plus innings, but was charged with all six runs on eight hits.
Rookie outfielder Dalton Wheat added two hits and two RBIs for Kansas City.
The T-Bones (15-22) continue the three-game series with Lincoln (18-19) Wednesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35, with the action available online at Tbonesbaseball.com.