07/26/2006 2:35 PM - KANSAS CITY A walk-off home run by Charles Peterson completed a come-from-behind effort and gave the T-Bones (29-32, 7-6) a 7-6 win over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in front of 5,278 fans Wednesday afternoon at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
For the third straight game, the RedHawks struck first, tagging T-Bones starter Jonathan Krysa for two runs on two doubles, a single, and two walks to take a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the third inning. But Kansas City struck back in their half of the frame. J.D. Foust reached base on a fielding error by RedHawk third baseman Ruben Salazar, then took advantage of another Fargo error when an attempt to catch Foust stealing missed its mark at second, and allowed him to score. The run made things a little tighter, but Fargo still led 2-1.
The RedHawks took flight in the fourth inning, using two home runs, a single, and a T-Bones error to plate four runs, which gave them a 6-1 lead going into the bottom of the fourth. The T-Bones responded, narrowing the gap to 6-2 when Doug Dreher drew a bases loaded walk, allowing Peterson, who reached base on a single, to score from third base.
JFoust gave the T-Bones another run in the bottom of the fifth, sending a Brandon Culp pitch over the left field wall, and shattering the rear window of a sport utility vehicle that sat parked just beyond the fence. Eddie Pearson followed suit three batters later, taking a pitch over the right-centerfield wall and giving a souvenir to a group of yellow-clad children spending the day on the berm.
Kansas City continued to chip away at the lead though the remaining innings. After reaching base on a fielders choice, Peterson scored on an opposite field double by Pearson to left field, bringing the T-Bones to within one run at 6-5.
After coming up empty in the eighth inning, the first two T-Bone batters of the ninth were retired before Greg Jacobs stepped to the plate. Jacobs drew a walk to bring up Peterson, who went straight to work, sending the first pitch he saw from Brandon Harmsen over the right-centerfield wall, giving Kansas City the two runs they needed to prevent a RedHawk sweep. The two-run shot was Petersons ninth home run of the season.
Byron Embry worked a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two of the five batters he faced in the frame to earn the win.
The T-Bones will take a well-deserved break Thursday as they head to Indiana where they will take on the Gary-Soutshore Railcats in a 7:00 contest Friday evening at US Steelyard. Starting pitchers for the contest will be determined Thursday. Be sure to catch all the action as Tommy Thrall and the T-Bones Radio Network bring you the play-by-play on 1030 AM The Light in Kansas City, or on the web at www.tbonesbaseball.com.
W-Embry (4-2), L-Harmsen (2-3)
Time: 3:01, Attendance: 5,278
HR: Hoorelbeke (18), Austin (11), Foust (3), Pearson (15), Peterson (9)
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