08/24/2007 9:05 PM -
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – The Kansas City T-Bones scored six runs over the final two innings, but fell a run short in a 7-6 loss to the Schaumburg Flyers at Alexian Field in Schaumburg, Ill.
The Flyers got out to a 1-0 lead against Anthony Boughner (pictured) in the first inning on an RBI single from Pat O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan added another run in the fourth inning with a solo home run to center, putting Schaumburg up 2-0.
The Flyers scored one more run off Boughner in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Anthony Monegan, plating Billy Malone who led off the frame with a triple. Boughner suffered the loss after allowing three runs on six hits in six innings of work.
Schaumburg scored four runs off reliever Danny Core in a decisive seventh inning, plating three of those runs on a home run from Alexander Derhak to take a 7-0 lead into the eighth inning.
Drew Dickinson was stellar for seven innings for the Flyers, holding the T-Bones to just four hits over seven scoreless innings. But in the eighth, Kansas City broke through with three straight one-out hits off Dickinson, scoring their first run on a double from Al Benjamin and the next two on a single from Calvin Pickering. Brandon Culp came in to the game following Pickering’s single and surrendered a double to Neb Brown to put runners at second and third. The next hitter, Patrick Arlis, drove in Pickering with an RBI groundout to cap off the five-run inning for Kansas City.
Former T-Bone James Morrison surrendered a run in the ninth on an RBI single from Mario Delgado, but induced a double play ball from Pickering to end the game. Dickinson picked up the victory, allowing four runs on seven hits in seven and one-thirds innings. Morrison earned his 16th save of the season.
Matt Schweitzer allowed two hits in a scoreless eighth inning for Kansas City.
The two teams face off in game two of their five-game set tomorrow night. Dan Grybash is scheduled to pitch for Schaumburg. Kansas City’s starter has yet to be announced. First pitch is scheduled for 6:20.
Game Notes: Kansas City’s seven-game win streak over the Flyers was snapped with the loss. The T-Bones fall to 4-7 at Alexian Field this season…The loss was Boughner’s first in the second half of the season. He is now 5-1 since the All-Star break. It was also his first loss versus his former team, a span of four starts…Drew Dickinson improves to 3-3 against the T-Bones this season. The left-hander is now 3-0 versus Kansas City at Alexian Field this season.