06/18/2005 9:20 PM - Click here to view the box score.
Saturday night in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, former Royal Shawn Sedlacek and T-Bone hurler Jonathan Krysa hooked up in a classic pitchers duel. The CanWest Global Park crowd of 7,078 saw the hometown Goldeyes prevail in the game, 2-1.
Winnipeg used a little bit of two-out lightning in the ninth, with two consecutive singles by number nine batter Matt Gunning and leadoff man Ralph Santana moving Max Poulin along. Poulin, who had reached base on a fielders choice, scored the winning run and snapped a three-game losing streak for the Goldeyes.
Winnipeg got on the board first in the fifth inning when Gunnings two-out grounder to Mike Brown was mishandled by the T-Bone second baseman. Donnie Ross scored from second base and Winnipeg had the lead.
The T-Bones werent going to go down without a fight, however. Rick Prieto, who had doubled, scored the tying run in the eighth inning on a single by Ray Brown to knot the game up at one.
Krysa (L, 1-5), in his best start of the season, struck out six in 8 2/3 innings. But going against Sedlacek (W, 2-2), who was at the top of his game against a tough T-Bone lineup, was a difficult assignment for Krysa. Sedlacek didnt walk a batter and struck out eight while scattering eight hits.
Notes: Jorge Morenos ninth-inning single extended his hitting streak to fourteen games Eddie Pearson, who was hitless to end his six-game hitting streak, didnt drive in a run for the first time in nine games Sedlacek made fourteen starts for the Royals in 2002.