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Record Crowd Sees T-Bones Fall to Fargo, 10-2

06/23/2007 9:59 PM -

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A record 10,345 fans showed up at CommunityAmerica Ballpark tonight, but the T-Bones’ offense couldn’t get rolling in a 10-2 loss to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.  The previous mark of 9,013 was set on August 27, 2005 versus the Sioux Falls Canaries.  The previous season high of 7,022 was set on June 2 versus Joliet.

T-Bones starter Trevor Caughey and Fargo-Moorhead’s Dane Renkert traded zeroes for the first two innings, but Caughey ran into trouble in the third, giving up two runs on an RBI double by Tydus Meadows and an RBI single by Richard Austin.

The RedHawks struck for three more runs in the fifth when Ruben Salazar brought both Meadows and Salazar home with a double to right and later scored on a throwing error by third baseman Nelson Gord, his seventh error of the season.

With the score 5-0 RedHawks, the T-Bones finally broke through against Renkert in the bottom of the fifth when Austin Easley (pictured), who had been mired in a three-for-32 slump, blasted a two-run home run to left to pull Kansas City within three.

Fargo added an unearned run in the seventh against Danny Core who made his T-Bones’ debut.  Core went two innings in relief of Caughey, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out four.

Dan Jackson pitched the ninth for Kansas City, allowing four runs (two earned) on two hits and two walks.  Renkert went eight innings for Fargo, allowing just seven baserunners while striking out nine for his fourth victory of the season.  Doug Young pitched a perfect ninth to complete Fargo’s 10-2 win.

Game Notes:  Aharon Eggleston’s 18-game on-base streak and 11-game hitting streak were broken as Eggleston failed to record a hit or reach base in four plate appearance.  Eggleston’s on-base and hitting streaks had been the longest by a T-Bone this season…Dan Jackson has walked six batters in his last two innings after walking only six in his previous 11 innings…Every batter for Fargo got a hit in the contest with the middle of the lineup going seven-for-13 while driving in four.