07/03/2011 10:31 PM -
The Kansas City T-Bones (19-29) were unable to hold an early 5-0 lead as they fell, 10-9, to the Wichita Wingnuts (27-22) in front of 6,924 on Sunday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
Hinson left after seven innings having surrendered five runs on five hits.
Kris Johnson held the Wingnuts scoreless through six innings before two walks and a hit batter to the first three hitters in the seventh loaded the bases for Wichita. The Wingnuts scored their first run on a double-play groundout and made the score 5-2 on an RBI single by Josh Horn.
Johnson was charged with two runs on four hits over seven innings. Neither starter factored into the decision.
Wichita loaded the bases with two outs against reliever Drew Graham in the eighth before Kansas City called on Steven Stewart (2-1). The right-hander surrendered an RBI single to Josh Workman before a three-run double by Edwin Bellorin gave the Wingnuts a 6-5 lead. Horn capped of the inning with an RBI single but was thrown out trying to advance to second.
Kansas City drew three straight walks with two outs in the bottom of the eighth before a two run single by Gerardo Caceres tied the game at seven. Wichita answered immediately with a three-run ninth, scoring the first on a sacrifice fly by Mike Conroy. Kyle Dahman took over for Stewart with one on and two out in the inning and followed a walk with a two-run double by Jorge Delgado to make the score 10-7.
Stewart suffered the loss after surrendering four runs on five hits in an inning of relief.
Aharon Eggleston brought the T-Bones within one with a two-run triple in the bottom of the ninth. After blowing the save in the bottom of the eighth, Josh Dew (2-1) got the final four outs for Wichita to earn the victory after surrendering two runs on two hits.
Kansas City goes for a split in the two-game series Monday night as left-hander Devin Anderson (3-6, 6.03) takes the mound against right-hander Chad Sherman (1-0, 6.60) and the Wingnuts. Come out and join us for an Independence Day celebration and stay after the game for a spectacular Post-Game Fireworks show brought to you by Verizon! First pitch is set for 7:05. To secure your seats, call 913-328-5618 or visit www.tbonesbaseball.com.