07/01/2016 8:24 PM -
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — An impressive eight-inning outing by Mike Kickham lifted the T-Bones past the St. Paul Saints, 5-1, Friday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
Kickham (1-0) kept the Saints’ bats quiet in his second start for Kansas City, striking out six batters and giving up only two hits and three walks.
After four-plus scoreless innings, three straight hits gave the T-Bones a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth to the delight of the 4,778 in attendance. Brett Wiley led off the inning with a single before Jimmy Mojica, who signed a few hours before the game, doubled to center field. Dalton Wheat brought in both runners with a double that hit third base and scooted into left.
The T-Bones would score three additional runs in the next four innings, thanks largely to two solo home runs from Anthony Gallas, who came off the disabled list earlier in the day.
The Saints scored their lone run on T-Bones reliever Aaron Baker in the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly by Angelo Songco scoring Breland Almadova, who reached on a one-out single.
St. Paul pitcher Eric Veglahn (0-2) gave up eight hits and three runs in 7 innings in his first professional start.
The T-Bones (17-24) are scheduled to continue their three-game series against St. Paul (28-14) on Saturday at CommunityAmerica Ballpark with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.