06/21/2004 2:55 PM - SCHAUMBURG, IL- Mario Delgado hit a solo home run to right field leading off the eleventh inning to give the Schaumburg Flyers (22-9) a 10-9 win over the Kansas City T-Bones (11-20) on Monday night at Alexian Field. Delgado slammed an 0-1 pitch from T-Bones RHP D.J. Johnson (0-2) over the outstretched arm of RF Chris LePine to give the Flyers their second walk off win in the eleventh in three days. C Kirk Pierce homered to left center field on the first pitch he saw from Johnson leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game at 9-9. The Flyers took three out of four from Kansas City in the series and maintained their 1.5 game lead over the Lincoln Saltdogs in the Northern League South Division.
The Flyers built up an 8-2 lead after three innings. A six-run third inning knocked T-Bones starter Robby Read out of the game. Read walked four of the first five batters he faced in the inning and they all came around to score.
The T-Bones started to come back with one in the seventh and then took a 9-8 lead with six runs of their own in the eighth inning. DH Eddie Pearson put Kansas City ahead with a grand slam down the right field line off of RHP Gabe DeHoyos. RHP Dusty Keppen loaded the bases before DeHoyos came in to face Pearson.
DeHoyos (3-1) worked 1-2-3 innings in the ninth and tenth and then remained in the game for the eleventh. CF Rick Prieto led off the inning with a single, but Pearson popped up to DeHoyos on a hit-and-run. DeHoyos threw to first to complete the 1-3 double play and clear the bases. 1B Ray Brown singled to left but was thrown out by LF Justin Hendrickson to end the inning as he tried to stretch the hit into a double.
The Flyers have an off day tomorrow and then begin a home and home series with the Gary SouthShore RailCats on Wednesday at U.S. Steel Yard. LHP Anthony Boughner (5-1) will start for Schaumburg.
NOTES: Pierces home run was his first long ball since May 31 at Sioux Falls Ben Van Iderstine has reached base via a hit or walk in every game this season He extended the streak tonight with a pair of singles The Flyers drew eight walks in the game, tying the most they have earned in a game this season The club also got eight free passes at Joliet on June 3