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Kansas City Fights Back for Fourth Straight Win

05/22/2009 10:41 PM -

The Winnipeg Goldeyes rallied back from a 12-4 deficit with an eight-run ninth inning, but Aharon Eggleston (pictured) homered in the tenth to propel the Kansas City T-Bones to a 13-12 win at Canwest Park.

Kansas City took an early 1-0 lead in the first when Damian Rolls doubled off Bear Bay and scored on a single by Jim Fasano.  The Goldeyes answered in the next frame off Luis Villarreal, plating four runs on five hits.  After two one-out singles and a wild pitch, Dee Brown drove in the first two runs with a single to center.  Brown would later score on a single by Adam Frost, who came home on a single by Wes Long to cap off the inning.

Following the RBI single from Long, Villarreal retired 14 straight before surrendering a single to Brown in the seventh.  The left-hander struck out three in-a-row twice in that span.  He would leave after seven having allowed four runs on six hits while striking out nine in a no-decision.

The T-Bones scored their second run in the third inning on an RBI single by Brad Correll.  Ken Harvey led off the fourth inning with an infield single and advanced to second on a throwing error.  After two straight walks loaded the bases with one out, Mark Minicozzi plated Harvey with a sacrifice fly to center and Eggleston drove in Ryan Fox with a single to tie the game at four.  The next batter, Rolls, hit a fly ball to center that Cory Patton dropped, allowing two runners to score.  Correll tripled home Rolls to cap off a five-run frame.

Bay did not factor into the decision after allowing seven runs, four earned, on seven hits in four innings.

Harvey added two more runs for Kansas City with a home run in the seventh and Rolls drove in a run with an infield single in the eighth.  Craig Hurba doubled home a run and later scored on a throwing error by the second baseman to push the score to 12-4 heading into the bottom of the ninth.

Andy Shipman threw a scoreless eighth for Kansas City before surrendering four straight hits to begin the ninth, including RBI singles to Juan Diaz and Brown.  Dustin Richardson drove in a run with a fielder’s choice before Long and Brent Metheny added RBI singles to pull Winnipeg within three.  Long would score when left fielder Eric Scriven, in to pinch-run for Harvey in the ninth, misplayed Metheny’s single to bring the score to 12-10.  Shipman gave way to David Trahan who gave up an RBI double to his first batter, Kevin West.  Diaz would finish the scoring with a single to score West and tie the game at 12.

Matt Davis entered for Winnipeg in the tenth and surrendered the deciding home run to Eggleston to begin the frame.  Cody McAllister walked two and surrendered a single as the Goldeyes loaded the bases with two out in the bottom of the inning.  McAllister then induced a flyout from Patton to end the game.  He earned the save as he extended his scoreless innings streak to six and one-thirds innings.  Trahan picked up the win as Davis suffered the loss.

The two teams face off again tomorrow night as Justin James takes the mound for Kansas City against Ben Pfinsgraff for the Goldeyes.  First pitch is scheduled for 6:00.