08/21/2009 9:29 PM -
Dustin Bolton (6-5) scattered seven hits while posting his second career shutout as the Kansas City T-Bones (40-46) defeated the Joliet JackHammers (30-56), 7-0, in front of 7,106 fans tonight at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
The JackHammers collected at least one hit in each of their first five innings, but couldn’t find an answer against Kansas City’s right-hander. Thanks to double plays in the fifth and seventh innings, Bolton faced the minimum over his final five frames. He retired the last eight men he faced.
Bolton struck out two without allowing a walk in the contest.
The T-Bones capitalized on an error in the first inning to gain an early 1-0 lead against Devin Anderson (1-4). Another run on a double play groundout gave Kansas City a two-run lead in the second. Anderson then retired 11 straight before walking Neb Brown with one out in the sixth. Craig Hurba doubled home the third T-Bones run and Anderson left after a groundout by the following batter.
The left-hander was charged with three runs, two earned, on five hits over five and two-thirds innings in the loss.
Kansas City blew the game open in the seventh with a three-run frame, plating the first on an RBI single by Damian Rolls before getting two more on a double by Greg Jacobs. Aharon Eggleston capped off the scoring at 7-0 with an RBI single in the eighth, extending his home hit streak to 22 games in his final at bat of the night.
Rolls finished four-for-five with an RBI. Jacobs drove in three runs to pace the T-Bones.
Rookie Brett Davis (1-0, 1.29) looks to build on his early success as the T-Bones face Nate Sevier (2-2, 2.66) and Joliet in game three of their four-game series tomorrow night. In that contest, Royals Hall of Famer Willie Wilson will be in the lineup for the T-Bones, starting in centerfield and wearing his traditional #6. First pitch is set for 7:05. Call 913-328-5618 or visit www.tbonesbaseball.com to secure your seats for this historic night.