07/07/2018 9:47 PM -
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX - The Kansas City T-Bones (30-17) faced off against the Texas AirHogs (12-34), winning three out of the four games to secure the series. Coming on the heels of their 30th game win, the T-Bones lost their four game win streak.
The AirHogs would be the first to strike in the bottom of the third inning. A double by Dillon Thomas, hit off of T-Bones’ starting RHP Lucas Irvine (6-3), would score him a single RBI, sending Stewart Ijames homes making the score 1-0. Back to back putouts would close out the inning for the AirHogs.
The T-Bones would heat up soon after. In the top of the fourth, Taylor Featherston would hit a ball into a deep back corner for a triple. Keith Curcio would then hit a single to score Featherston. Curcio would steal second and then be brought home by Adrian Nieto, making the score 2-1.
Kansas City kept scoring into the fifth with Zach Walters single RBI to score Mason Davis, who had advanced to third on a pass ball.
However, the AirHogs were far from out of the fight. Late in the sixth, the AirHogs rallied with a double RBI from Luan Chenchen, the T-Bones would now being playing tie ball. Ijames would be back in action this time smashing a ball out of the park to score him and two other AirHogs, bringing the score to 6-3.
T-Bones’ Mason Davis would use his speed to get the team moving again. After hitting a single, stealing second, and advancing on Nick Torres’ single, he would score on a pass ball. A single RBI by Curcio would score Torres until the T-Bones were only trailing by one. T-Bones would go scoreless for the remainder of the game, falling 6-5.
T-Bones’ pitcher Irvine would give up five runs to Texas with relief coming from Jackson Lowery and Pasquale Mazzoccoli. Irvine is credited with the loss.
AirHogs starting RHP Miguel Rosario (1-6) would be replaced by Lu Yusong (2-0) in the fifth. Yusong would only give up two hits and is credited with the win.
The T-Bones will enjoy a rest day tomorrow but will be back in action the following day, Monday, July 9th. They travel to take on Lincoln Saltdogs (26-21) at 6:45 p.m. at Haymarket Park.
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