05/31/2019 9:24 PM -
By Gabby Albertson and Sophie Darting
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas City’s offense was cold for a second-straight night, as they dropped their third-straight game. The T-Bones struggled to make the RailCats pay when they had runners on base, falling to Gary SouthShore, 7-1, on Friday evening.
The RailCats (7-6) attacked first, launching a solo homerun off of Kansas City starter Dustin Hurlbutt (0-2) to take a quick 1-0 lead.
Then, Gary SouthShore struck again in the top of the fourth, scoring two runs on a one-out double to center field to make the T-Bones’ deficit now 3-0.
The T-Bones (7-6) got their offense going in the bottom of the sixth when Ramsey Romano knocked a bloop single into center field. With one out, Darnell Sweeney slapped an RBI-double that scored Romano and got Kansas City on the board, trailing 3-1.
The Railcats, however, answered the T-Bones run with a run of their own in the top of the seventh as they extended their lead to three runs.
The Railcats increased their lead even further by hitting an RBI-double to make it 5-1 in the top of the eighth and again in the top of the ninth on a two-run home run.
The T-Bones had their chances to score, but the problem was that they could not get runners on base. They struggled to convert when they had base runners, leaving them stranded as a result. Kansas City only managed to get a run after Gary’s starting pitcher Robbie Coursel (2-0) exited the game in the sixth inning.
The T-Bones and Railcats are back in action on Saturday, June 1st, at 7:05 p.m. as Kansas City tries to even the series