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T-Bones Strike Back 8-1

08/19/2003 9:41 AM - The Kansas City T-Bones showed the Flyer’s what they are made of Tuesday night. In contrast to Monday night’s game, in which Schaumburg score three runs in the first inning, the T-Bones scored two runs in the first, and left the Flyers scoreless until the seventh inning.

Third baseman Taber Maier started the scoring frenzy with a two-run homer that came dangerously close to the Legends “Million Dollar Bulls Eye.” Maier scored again in the second inning after a base hit, stealing second, and advancing to home on Eddie Pearson’s (1B) single. In the fourth inning, Prieto scored on a Clifton double. Pearson scored on Jack Jones’ (SS) base hit.

In the fifth inning, Chris LePine (RF) advanced to home on a Rick Prieto (CF) double. Maier then crossed the plate again on Eddie Pearson’s (1B) sacrifice fly. The Flyers scored in the seventh when Brant Brown (1B) advanced to home on Ben Van Iderstine’s (CF) double through the right side. The T-Bones would score again in the bottom of the eighth when Jones was sent home on Stanton Cameron’s (DH) base hit.

Besides all the T-Bones’ runs, the fans were amazed at the number of Flyers’ who were ejected from the game by home plate umpire Tim Cordill. Joe Thomas (P) was ejected first for arguing balls and strikes from the dugout. Manager Andy McCauley came to his player’s defense and was also ejected. Starting pitcher Hank Woodman left the field when the other two were ejected, but it seemed it was of his own accord. In the eight inning, it seemed that the Flyers believed the count was three and two, and the next pitch to T.J. Staton (DH) was a ball, so the runner took his base. Umpire Cordill indicated that the count had been two and two, and now it was three and two, so Staton needed to return to the plate. Pitching Coach Jim Boynewicz gave some choice words to Cordill, and he was ejected. The pitcher, Jason Davis, threw another ball, and Staton again took his base, but threw his bat to the ground, and Cordill ejected him as well. Eric Goerdt then pinch ran for Staton.

Tomorrow night’s game may prove to be just as interesting as this game was, because these two teams are fired up at each other. Don’t miss the last game of this series, and one of the last games of the regular season. Call the T-Bones ticket office at (913) 328-2255. Game time tomorrow is 7:05 p.m. with RHP Jeff Keppen going to the mound for the Flyers, and RHP Jon McDonald going for the T-Bones.