06/29/2019 8:03 PM -
By Gabby Albertson
GARY, Ind -- - The Kansas City T-Bones (20-20) could not overcome a slow start in Indiana Saturday night, dropping game two of a three-game series with the Gary SouthShore RailCats (18-21), 6-3.
The RailCats got on the board first with a lead of 4-0, in the bottom of the first. Alex Crosby reached on an infield single then scored on a RBI single from Will Savage. Gary would load the bases and score three more on two bases-loaded walks and a hit-by-a-pitch from T-Bones starter Erik Manoah.
Kansas City got a run back in the fourth inning with Dylan Tice hitting a single and advancing to first. Then later in the inning, Christian Correa advanced to first on an error by the shortstop Marcus Mooney, which allowed Tice to score making it 4-1.
The RailCats answered in the fifth with a home run by Colin Willis, making their score, 5-1. However, the T-Bones fought back in the top of the sixth with a home run by Daniel Nava, making the score 5-2. It was Nava’s second home run of the series.
In the seventh, a single by Danny Mars allowed Shawn O’Malley to score as Kansas City cut the lead to 5-3. In the bottom of the seventh, RailCats Colin Willis hit a triple. Then, Gimenez hit a single to right field, scoring Willis and making the final score 6-3.
The winning pitcher is Jumpei Akanuma (2-0) for the Gary SouthShore RailCats, and the losing pitcher is Erik Manoah (2-1) for the Kansas City T-Bones.
The T-Bones will continue their three-game set against Gary on Sunday, June 30 at 2:10 p.m. Listen to it live on the T-Bones Broadcast Network.