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Eggleston Sets Franchise Hits Record in 10-3 Win

05/18/2011 10:21 PM -

On a night when Aharon Eggleston became the franchise career hits leader for Kansas City (4-2), the T-Bones offense excelled in a 10-3 victory over the Gary SouthShore RailCats (3-3) at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on Wednesday.

The RailCats used a two-run single by Cristian Guerrero to take an early 2-0 lead in the first inning against Kansas City’s Ryne Reynoso (2-0) in front of 3,085 T-Bones fans. Kansas City answered immediately against Jeff Frawley (0-1) with a solo home run by Keanon Simon to begin the bottom of the frame. The next three T-Bones all singled with Ray Sadler driving in the second run of the inning. After one out, Eggleston singled and later scored on a double by Brian Joynt. Nick Farnsworth capped off the inning with an RBI single to bring the score to 6-2.

Frawley threw 41 pitches in the T-Bones’ six-run first inning. He suffered the loss after allowing eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits over three-plus innings.

Eggleston’s first inning single tied him with Greg Jacobs for the franchise career hits record at 365. The Las Vegas native singled again in the fifth to take sole possession of the record. He finished four-for-five with two RBI.

Reynoso opened the second with two strikeouts before a hit batsman and three straight walks forced in the final RailCats run of the evening. After a groundout to end the inning, Reynoso retired 17 of his final 20 batters, including a run of 12 straight. He earned the victory after allowing three runs on four hits while striking out six over eight innings.

Jimmy Mojica homered to begin the second, pushing the score to 7-3. Kansas City added single tallies in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings to cap the scoring at 10-3. Mojica finished four-for-four with an RBI. Andy Shipman threw a scoreless ninth to close out the game for Kansas City.

Thursday night will be the rubber match of the three-game series, with Kansas City sending left-hander Devin Anderson (1-0, 6.00) to face right-hander Nolan Nicholson (0-1, 3.85) and the RailCats. First pitch is set for 7:05. All fans 21 & over that attend Thursday’s game can receive $1 Beers ALL NIGHT LONG courtesy of INK Magazine. Call 913-328-5618 or visit www.tbonesbaseball.com to secure your seats today.