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Embry Emerges Victorious in 4-3 Win

05/31/2006 10:43 PM - WINNIPEG – The Kansas City T-Bones (5-8) picked up their second straight road win in Wednesday night’s 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Goldeyes (7-5). The T-Bones pounded out thirteen hits and left fourteen men on base, but scored the winning run in the top of the tenth inning to win their first extra-inning contest of the season.

Kansas City third baseman Brandon Jones, whose throwing error allowed the Goldeyes to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, scored the winning run on an RBI groundout by Doug Dreher in the tenth inning. Jones had three hits in the game, including an RBI single that gave the T-Bones a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning. The single scored Craig Hurba, who had reached on an error by Goldeye third baseman Sean Walsh. The run was the first allowed this season by Winnipeg starter Josh Beshears, who allowed just an unearned run in 5.2 IP.

Winnipeg wasted no time in seizing the lead against T-Bone starter Greg Bicknell, however. Bicknell, who worked eight innings while allowing just three hits, allowed a two-run homer to Winnipeg’s Jimmy Hurst to give the Goldeyes the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. The host club would hang on until the top of the seventh inning, when Michael Spidale, in his first game back from a strained hamstring, doubled and scored on an RBI single by Charles Peterson.

Former Goldeye Peterson wasn’t done, driving in Greg Jacobs with a single to give the T-Bones a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth inning. But the error by Jones in the bottom half of the inning allowed Winnipeg to tie the game against closer Byron Embry (W, 1-0; pictured) before the T-Bones scored the deciding run against Winnipeg righty Brian Stirm (L, 0-1) in the top of the tenth. Embry struck out Aaron Mendoza to end the game and complete a two-inning effort, his longest outing since August 31, 2004.

Game Notes: The T-Bones and Goldeyes will meet at noon CDT tomorrow in a rare matinee game… the game will be broadcast on 1030 “The Light” AM in Kansas City and on www.tbonesbaseball.com... Spidale, Peterson and Chad Sosebee all had two hits for the T-Bones… Kansas City will send lefty Buddy Blair to the mound to attempt to take three of four from Winnipeg and four of seven on the road trip.