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Rios Singles Home Scriven for Joliet Victory

08/30/2009 7:56 PM -

Kevin Rios singled home former T-Bone Eric Scriven to snap a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the ninth tonight as the Joliet JackHammers (33-61) defeated the Kansas City T-Bones (45-50), 2-1, at Silver Cross Field.

Cody McAllister made the start for Kansas City tonight, allowing just four hits over five scoreless innings.  The right-hander allowed just one baserunner to reach third in the outing.  Left-hander Payton Tweddale followed with a perfect sixth inning and Weston Curles walked two in a scoreless seventh before giving way to Brady Martinez (0-1) in the eighth.

Devin Anderson matched McAllister through the first five innings before surrendering an RBI single to Neb Brown (pictured) in the sixth for a 1-0 T-Bones lead.  After allowing two more hits in the seventh, Anderson gave way to Chad Blackwell (3-4) with two on and one out.  Blackwell induced a double play from Damian Rolls to end the inning.

Anderson surrendered one run on 10 hits over six and one-thirds frames, but did not factor into the decision.  Blackwell earned the victory after throwing two and two-thirds scoreless innings.

Joliet tied the game at one in the eighth with a solo home run by Joe Gaetti.  With Martinez still on in the ninth, Scriven walked with one out and quickly stole second.  Following a flyout and a walk, Rios finished the game with his RBI single to give the JackHammers the 2-1 victory.

Martinez allowed two runs on two hits over two innings in the loss.  Pitcher Derek Duclos served as the designated hitter for Kansas City, finishing one-for-two in the contest.  Brown finished three-for-four with the T-Bones only RBI.

The two teams face off one last time in 2009 tomorrow night in the regular-season finale.  Joliet will send Jason Novak (2-6, 7.09) to face a pitcher to be determined for the T-Bones.  First pitch is set for 6:05.  Tickets for Kansas City’s playoff games versus the Gary SouthShore RailCats on Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3 are on sale now by calling 913-328-5618 or visiting www.tbonesbaseball.com  Secure your seats to cheer on the T-Bones as they look to repeat their 2008 Northern League Championship performance!