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Ka’aihue, T-Bones Repeat Winning Performance

07/18/2011 10:01 PM -

For the second straight night, Kala Ka’aihue hit two home runs for the Kansas City T-Bones (28-34) as they defeated the Amarillo Sox (29-33), 9-3, in game one of a three-game series on Monday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
 
Ka’aihue hit his first home run off Ryan Mitchell (3-4) in the first inning, driving in three runs to cap off a four-run inning that gave Kansas City a 4-0 lead. Aharon Eggleston drove in two more runs with a single in the third to hand the T-Bones a six-run advantage.

Amarillo broke through with a run in the fourth inning against Kris Johnson (2-2) on a sacrifice fly by Lee Cruz. The Sox added two more on a double by Fehlandt Lentini in the fifth to pull within three, 6-3.

That was all Johnson would allow as he surrendered six hits over seven innings in the victory.

Ka’aihue connected for his second home run of the night in the bottom of the fifth to make the score 7-3. Mitchell was charged with seven runs on seven hits over six innings in the loss.

Kansas City added single tallies in the seventh and eighth innings to cap the score at 9-3. Drew Graham allowed one hit over two scoreless innings to finish the game for Kansas City.

In his last two games, Ka’aihue is four-for-seven with four home runs and 10 RBI.

Left hander Devin Anderson (5-6, 5.24) takes the mound for Kansas City against Travis Lawler (5-2, 5.33) and the Amarillo Sox on Tuesday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. First pitch is set for 7:05. Be one of the first 2,000 fans to receive a FREE Replica T-Bones Jersey by Verizon! Call 913-328-5618 or visit www.tbonesbaseball.com to secure your seats today.