05/28/2016 9:40 PM
ST. PAUL, Min. – The T-Bones struck for four ninth inning runs to claim a 6-4 victory Saturday night at CHS field against the Saints.
The T-Bones took an early 1-0 lead in the fourth inning on a solo home run, off the bat of Cole Leonida.
The Saints however, responded with a two-run fifth inning, off Kansas City starting pitcher Jordan Cooper (0-0) for a 2-1 lead.
Cooper finished the game with a no-decision, and allowed two runs over five innings.
The T-Bones tied the game in the sixth inning, courtesy of a two-out RBI single by Leonida. The Saints responded however,
off Kansas City reliever Brett Zawacki with a bases-loaded RBI groundout by Alonzo Harris to give the Saints a 3-2 lead.
The Saints extended their lead with a single run in the eighth inning off T-Bones reliever Aaron Baker to make it 4-2 Saints.
The T-Bones entered the ninth inning and trailed 4-2, against Saints closer Ryan Rodebaugh (0-1). Rodebaugh walked Brett Wiley
with one-out in the inning. Vladimir Frias ripped a single to centerfield, and brought the potential go-ahead runner to the plate.
Rodebaugh was able to retire Jake Blackwood on a ripped line drive to left, but Anthony Gallas reached on a dropped flyball to
rightfield, that allowed Wiley and Frias both to score to tie the game at 4-4. T-Bones centerfielder Tyler Massey followed Gallas,
and didn't waste much time, as he blasted his second home run of the season to rightfield, and paved the way for a T-Bones 6-4 victory.
Aaron Baker (1-0) picked up the win, and closed out the ninth, with a scoreless frame.
The T-Bones (5-5) will send out Casey Barnes (1-0) against the Saints (7-3) Sunday night at CHS Field. First pitch is
scheduled for 5:05pm, with the action available online at Tbonesbaseball.com.