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T-Bones Take Early Lead, Only to Fall to Winnipeg 4-1

Photo Credit: Jamie Dierking
05/15/2018 9:31 PM -

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones let an early lead slip away, as the Winnipeg Goldeyes escaped with a win, 4-1, Tuesday night at T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City.

The T-Bones looked to be in business in the first inning loading the bases off Winnipeg Starter Edwin Carl. Keith Curcio found a hole up the third base line for a leadoff single. Dexter Kjerstad reached base after being hit by a pitch and Zach Walters singled to right field to put a T-Bone at every base. NickTorres RBI fielder’s choice gave Kansas City an early 1-0 lead, but that’s all the T-Bones could muster. Edwin Carl struck out three to end the inning.

Cody Dickson pitched four scoreless innings, before back-to-back doubles and a sharply hit single in the fifth gave Winnipeg a 2-1 lead. 

After taking an early lead, the T-Bones bats became stagnant as the Goldeye bullpen kept Kansas City off the board for the final eight innings. Winnipeg added one late run in the eighth and ninth inning, resulting in a 4-1 Winnipeg win. 

The T-Bones Keith Curcio had a 3-for-5 night, while on the mound Carlos Diaz was impressive in a 1-2-3 relief inning in the seventh. 

The T-Bones (4-2) will finish their exhibition play against the Winnipeg Goldeyes tomorrow night in Kansas City. The T-Bones start regular season play Friday night against the Wichita Wingnuts at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. The T-Bones home opener is Tuesday, May 22, at 7:05 p.m. against the Gary SouthShore RailCats.

Season, group, mini-plans and nightly party suites are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the Box Office at T-Bones Stadium. Call the Box Office at 913-328-5618 or purchase and print at www.tbonesbaseball.com. Box office hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday – Friday and10:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday. For additional information or interview requests, members of the media may contact the T-Bones Media Relations Department at (817) 739-3693. Stay tuned to www.tbonesbaseball.com. and the T-Bones Facebook and Twitter pages for updates throughout the offseason. Home opening night is May 22 when the T-Bones host Gary SouthShore at T-Bones Stadium at 7:05 pm.