05/27/2008 9:00 PM -
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones continued their success against the Gary SouthShore RailCats tonight with a 9-1 victory at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. They have now won five straight against Gary dating back to last season.
In front of 3,302 fans, Kenny Durost (pictured) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before John McCarthy broke it up with a single. The RailCats plated their only run of the game in the sixth when Yuki Matsumoto scored on a double play ball by Eric McNamee. Durost picked up his first win of the season after allowing one run on two hits in seven innings.
Kansas City scored their first four runs against Gerald Plexico on two hits in the third inning. Rob Watson drove in the first run with a single, scoring John Martin who walked with one out. The next hitter, Brad Correll, capped off the frame with a three-run home run, plating Watson and Geoff McCallum.
The T-bones scored four more runs in the fifth inning, starting with an RBI double from Watson that scored Aharon Eggleston. After a sacrifice fly by Correll, Kevin Mahar hit his second home run of the season to push the T-Bones lead to 8-0.
After the RailCats got their sixth-inning run, the T-Bones plated their last in the bottom of the frame on a sacrifice fly by McCallum, scoring Nick Jaros who reached on an error. Plexico allowed nine runs, eight earned, on nine hits in six innings, falling to 0-2 in the season.
Brad Correll finished the contest one-for-three with four RBI. Chris Rhoads and Tag Horner threw scoreless eighth and ninth innings respectively to close out the game.
The T-Bones send Mark Michael to face the RailCats and Tony Cogan tomorrow in game two of the three-game series. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.