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T-Bones win series opener at Sioux Falls

06/02/2017 10:15 PM -

 SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Kansas City T-Bones opened the final series of their three-city road trip like they have the first two times on the trip--with a win. The T-Bones shut out the Sioux Falls Canaries 2-0 Friday night at Sioux Falls Stadium.


Kansas City rode the arm of Jeff Walter who went 5 2/3 scoreless innings, notching six strike outs and a shutdown bull pen that worked 3 1/3 scoreless innings to secure the win.


 

 

The T-Bones took an early 1-0 lead off of Sioux Falls starter Troy Marks in the top of the second. Zach Walters would double to start the inning and would come home on a single from Chase McDonald.

 


 

Kansas City added to their lead in the next inning with Leo Rojas working a lead-off walk from Marks, then Eddie Newton followed with a double off the wall in left to make the score 2-0 T-Bones.


Sioux Falls would threaten in the fifth and load the bases with one out, but Walters induced a double play ball off the bat of Ty Morrison to end the scoring chance. In the sixth Walters would again face a tough situation and would strike out David Popkins with the bases loaded for the second out of the inning. Cody Winiarski would come into the game and strike out Mike Falsetti to end the Canaries scoring hope.


 

 

In the eighth inning Rich Mascheri struck out the side to take the game to the ninth. Grant Sides retired the first man he faced with a strike out but gave up a single to David Popkins. Sides worked around an error at second by Zach Walters to retire the final two batters to get the save, his second.

 


 

Walters, (1-0), got the win while the loss went to Marks, (0-3). Kansas City struck out 12 Canaries, matching a season high, and the shut out was their second of the season and of the road trip.


The T-Bones 10-game road trip continues Saturday night with the second game of the three-game series at Sioux Falls. Kansas City will turn to right-hander Scott Carroll (1-1, 2.45) to take the hill, while Sioux Falls will counter with righty Miles Nordgren (0-1, 4.00). The game can be heard on the T-Bones Broadcast Network online at tbonesbaseball.com.

The T-Bones return home Monday June 5th to host Wichita in the first game of a three-game series. For additional information or interview requests, members of the media may contact the T-Bones Media Relations Department at 913-328-5639. Tickets are available online, by calling (913) 328-5618 or by visiting in person the Providence Medical Center Box Office.