07/05/2005 11:12 PM - Click here to view the box score.
For the Kansas City T-Bones, Tuesday was one of those days where it might have been better to just stay in bed. The T-Bones fell to the Schaumburg Flyers, 9-1, committing four errors along the way to the first loss of the season for starter Greg Bicknell (L, 8-1). The loss was the first for the T-Bones this season in five games against Schaumburg.
Before the end of the second inning, Schaumburg had scored five runs against Bicknell, getting a bases-loaded walk to Geoff McCallum and an Eric Cole sacrifice fly along with two singles and two doubles.
Bicknell's opposite number was Flyers ace Matt Bailie (W, 6-0), who came into the game with a 1.25 ERA. Bailie lived up to the advance billing, allowing just one run to the T-Bones, a fifth-inning Matt Ceriani fielder's choice that scored Cody Nowlin, who had walked. On the evening, Bailie allowed just two hits.
Schaumburg scored three against Bicknell in the sixth inning, sending him home with his shortest outing of the season. The Flyers posted twelve hits against three Kansas City pitchers, with four for third baseman Chris Weekly and two for Eric Cole, who also drove in three runs on the game.
Joe Goodmann relieved Bicknell and allowed one unearned run in 1 1/3 innings before giving way to Chad Sosebee, who threw a scoreless eighth. Sosebee was making his first appearance on the mound for the T-Bones after being named the Frontier League's Pitcher of the Year for 2004 (12-4, 2.02 ERA with Richmond). With Sosebee moving to the mound, Brandon Jones saw his first time at shortstop and Eric Vega his first chance in the infield.
With the St. Paul Saints' win over Joliet, the T-Bones once again fall 1/2 game into second place with four games to play. The Saints and JackHammers will play tomorrow night, while the T-Bones remain in Schaumburg. At the conclusion of these series, the T-Bones will play three in Gary while the Saints host the Lincoln Saltdogs for the final three games of the half.
Veteran David Segui missed tonight's game for the birth of his third child back in Kansas City and will return to the T-Bones within days.