07/15/2005 10:38 PM - Click here to view the box score.
Wearing replica jerseys worn by the Bears from the movie The Bad News Bears, the Kansas City T-Bones ended a three-game losing streak and defeated the Schaumburg Flyers 4-2 Friday night in front of 7,007 fans at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
T-Bone starter Greg Bicknell (W, 10-1) picked up his league leading tenth victory in the ballgame. The veteran pitched seven solid innings scattering six hits allowing two runs while striking out three and once again proved to be the teams ace and picture of consistency.
Eric Vega continued to stay pesky atop the lineup scoring in the first inning on Geoff McCallums error and then tying the score 2-2 with his RBI single in the fifth. Ray Brown then stepped up a delivered an RBI single of his own to pull the T-Bones ahead for good 3-2.
David Segui smacked his first home run as a T-Bone in the eighth inning. Walking 12 times in his first ten games, Segui was finally able to see a good pitch from Flyer starter and former Kansas City Royal Rick DeHart (L, 1-6) and delivered with his solo shot to center. The home run was one of only six hits DeHart gave up in his complete game effort. For most of the night, DeHart matched Bicknell in the pitchers duel; of the four runs DeHart allowed, only two were earned.
Protecting a 4-2 lead, closer Nate Ruhl (S, 3) pitched effectively in relief and was not scored upon in his two innings of work.
Justin Hendrickson and Geoff McCallum each had two hits in the losing effort. One of Hendricksons hits was his fifteenth home run of the season and Jarrod Patterson also had an RBI for the Flyers.
Notes: Rick Prietos hitting streak ended at eight games he hit .351 and scored eight runs in that time Greg Jacobs missed the game due to plantar fasciitis Bicknells win was his 122nd as a professional Marcus Nettles was ejected in the first inning for arguing an interference call on a bunt Hendrickson set the Flyers record for home runs in a career with 33 and has homered nine times in two years against the T-Bones.