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Four-Run 11th Inning Propels T-Bones to Victory

06/29/2010 10:30 PM -

The Schaumburg Flyers (14-24) rallied to tie the game at five in the bottom of the ninth, but the Kansas City T-Bones (23-16) scored four times in the 11th inning to take the second game of a four-game series, 9-5.

Kansas City starter Reid Santos was touched for an unearned run early as the Flyers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning.  Josh Burrus reached on an error to begin the inning and quickly stole second base.  On the play, Burrus advanced to third on a throwing error and eventually scored when Joey Gomes grounded into a double play two batters later.

Kansas City tied the game at one in the second against left-hander Ryan Gehring, picking up their first tally of the contest on an RBI double by Ryan Fox.  Dwayne White pushed the score to 3-1 in the fourth with a two-run home run, his sixth of the season.

After the Flyers pulled within one on an RBI single by Andre Marshall in the bottom of the fourth, consecutive RBI singles from Rico Washington and Ray Sadler gave Kansas City a three-run lead in the fifth, 5-2.

Gehring left after five innings have surrendered five runs on 10 hits.

Joe Pauley drove in the third run for Schaumburg in the sixth inning with a two-out single.  Santos allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits in six innings.  Neither starter factored into the decision.

A two-out infield single by Richard Mercado plated Burrus in the seventh as the Flyers pulled within one against reliever Erik Hamren, 5-4.  Hamren left in favor of Kevin Light with one on and one out in the eighth.  Light retired both batters he faced to end the frame.

An error and a walk allowed the first two batters reached safely for Schaumburg against Franklin Perez in the bottom of the ninth inning.  After a groundout to first pushed the runners to second and third, Mercado tied the game at five with an RBI groundout to short.

Ryan Fox began the top of the 11th with a double, chasing reliever Reid Price (0-3) from the game.  Cody Evans entered and struck out Eladio Rodriguez before surrendering a single to Jimmy Mojica (pictured) that plated Fox for a 6-5 T-Bones lead.  Kansas City would add three more runs, including an RBI double from Jacob Blackwood and RBI single by Washington to push the final score to 9-5.

Price was charged with one run on one hit in one and one-thirds innings in the loss.  Drew Graham (1-0) threw two scoreless frames to finish the game for the T-Bones and pick up the victory.

The two teams now quickly prepare for a day game tomorrow as Kansas City sends right-hander Cody McAllister (3-2, 4.50) to the mound opposite left-hander Alain Quijano (1-4, 5.19) and the Flyers.  First pitch is set for 12:00 p.m.  Catch all the action through streaming webcast at or on the radio at KXTR 1660 AM.