08/11/2010 10:01 PM -
The Kansas City T-Bones (43-31) pounded out a team record 25 hits at Newman Outdoor Field Wednesday night as they reclaimed a share of first place with a 19-7 win over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (42-30).
A nine-run first inning set the tone for Kansas City as the T-Bones scored four times before Fargo starter Tyler Seaman (1-2) collected an out. A single by Ray Sadler drove in the first two runs of the frame and RBI singles from Jim Fasano and Brian Joynt pushed the score to 4-0. After a flyout, Seaman surrendered his fourth hit of the inning before Matt Petrusek entered and walked Jimmy Mojica to force in the fifth run. Jacob Blackwood (pictured) capped off the scoring two batters later with a grand slam.
Seaman was charged with seven runs on four hits, two walks, and a hit batter while collecting just one out in the loss.
Fargo scored three times against Kevin Light (3-0) in the second, picking up two on a home run by Kole Zimmerman. An RBI single by Jesse Hoorelbeke in the third made the score 9-4.
Light went six innings for Kansas City, surrendering four runs on six hits in the victory.
The T-Bones chased Petrusek in the fourth with a four-run frame, picking up the first two runs on back-to-back home runs from Joynt and Dwayne White. Petrusek surrendered six runs on 10 hits over three innings of relief.
Kansas City added single tallies in the fifth and sixth innings on an RBI single by Mojica and solo shot from Sadler respectively. The T-Bones then added two runs in both the seventh and eighth innings to push the score to 19-4. Fargo added three runs in the bottom of the eighth against reliever Kyle Heim to cap the score at 19-7.
Eladio Rodriguez threw a perfect bottom of the ninth, striking out two to end the game. Position players Jeremiah Piepkorn and Jay Cox both appeared in relief for the RedHawks.
Blackwood and Mojica each collected four hits while driving in five and four runs respectively to pace the T-Bones. Every Kansas City starter posted multiple hits, with five of the nine collecting three or more. Five T-Bones drove in multiple runs in the contest.
The T-Bones look to force a series split tomorrow afternoon as right-hander Cody McAllister (9-4, 4.38) takes the mound against left-hander Jake Laber (7-3, 3.79) and Fargo. First pitch is set for 12:30. Catch all the action online at www.tbonesbaseball.com or on the radio at KXTR 1660 AM.