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Records Fall as T-Bones Pound Pheasants, 16-3

06/21/2011 9:41 PM -

The Kansas City T-Bones (15-22) pounded out a team record nine doubles and 12 extra-base hits on Tuesday night as they defeated the Sioux Falls Pheasants (15-23), 16-3, in Sioux Falls, S.D. Kansas City finished the game with a season-high 21 hits.
The T-Bones jumped out to a 5-0 lead against Kyle Ruwe (1-2) in the second inning, scoring their first run of the game on a home run by Kala Ka’aihue. Then, with two outs, Kansas City hit four straight doubles before an RBI single by Jimmy Mojica capped the scoring in the inning.

Kansas City plated three more runs in the fourth inning, two coming on a double by Ray Sadler (pictured). Ruwe left with one out in the frame and was charged with eight runs on 10 hits in the loss.

The offensive explosion was plenty for starter Reid Santos (4-2) as the left-hander held Sioux Falls scoreless until he surrendered an RBI double to Gus Milner in the fifth. Milner would later score on a single to wrap up the scoring against Santos, who allowed just two runs on 10 hits over seven innings in the victory.

Martin Dewald allowed one run in the eighth inning and Joseph Kassanavoid added a scoreless ninth to finish the game for the T-Bones.

Ka’aihue connected for his second home run of the game in the seventh to make the score 9-2. He finished three-for-five with two RBI. Kansas City finished the game with a seven-run ninth, ending the scoring with a grand slam by Sadler that made the final 16-3.

Sadler went two-for-six with six RBI in the game, pushing his league-leading RBI total to 50 through just 37 games. Aharon Eggleston hit three doubles in the contest, falling one shy of the team record.

Wednesday features a day game between the two teams as Kansas City send Kris Johnson (0-1, 5.56) to the mound opposite Adam Cowart (3-1, 4.19) and the Pheasants. First pitch is set for 12:05. To catch all the action while the team is on the road, listen live on KUDL Radio Bach 1660 AM or online at