09/02/2010 9:10 PM -
The Kansas City T-Bones (56-39) saw a season-high, eight-game win streak end Thursday night in a rain-shortened defeat at the hands of the Lake County Fielders (39-57), 7-4. The game was called after six innings when a heavy rain moved into the area.
Lake County struck for four runs on one swing of the bat in the bottom of the first inning when Amos Ramon connected for a grand slam off Cody McAllister (11-6) with one out. Kansas City was held off the scoreboard by Ryan Bicondoa (3-9) until the fourth when they pulled within one, 4-3. Jacob Blackwood started the frame with a triple and scored on an RBI groundout by the next batter, Gabriel Martinez. After a double by Ray Sadler, Jim Fasano homered to plate the final two runs of the inning.
The T-Bones tied the game at four in the fifth on a sacrifice fly from Jimmy Mojica, but Lake County reclaimed the lead with three runs in the bottom of the inning on a home run by Juan Valdes, chasing McAllister from the game. McAllister suffered the loss after allowing seven runs on six hits over four and one-thirds innings.
Steven Stewart finished the fifth for McAllister and threw a scoreless bottom of the sixth before the rains hit. Bicondoa earned the victory for Lake County after allowing four runs on six hits over six innings of work.
The T-Bones head home for their final series of the regular season as they welcome the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in a battle for first place. The two teams will face off twice on Friday night as they finish a suspended game from earlier in the season before playing a seven-inning contest to cap off the night. Kansas City’s Todd Moser (0-0, 1-93) and RedHawks hurler Scott Fogelson (7-3, 3.23) will begin the suspended contest with first pitch scheduled for 6:05. In the nightcap, the T-Bones will send Andrew Cruse (11-5, 2.89) to the mound opposite Jake Laber (10-4, 3.94) and Fargo. Catch all the action online at www.tbonesbaseball.com or on the radio at KXTR 1660 AM.