06/24/2019 10:08 PM -
Chicago, Il. – The Kansas City T-Bones came to Chicago and finished game one with a win, 8-6. Kansas City started the game with a scoreless first inning; the bats quickly warmed up as Taylor Sparks smoked a home run off starting pitcher Jake Dahlberg in the second. The Chicago Dogs would rally in the bottom of the second, scoring one off the Kansas City starter Erik Manoah.
Jake Dahlberg would continue to pitch against the Bones through the fifth inning, but with little success. Dahlberg would give up runs to Ramsey Romano in the third and additional runs in the fourth to Christopher Colabello, who also sent a ball out of the park in Chicago.
As the T-Bones bats were hot, starting pitcher Erik Manoah would deal one run second and third innings, managing to give up only four hits—showing Chicago some of that Kansas City Heat! The Kansas City sizzle would continue as Robert Calvano entered the game and threw a scoreless sixth. The spice was briefly tamed as Mark Magliaro gave up two in the bottom of the seventh.
Newcomer Christopher Colabello would add another RBI to his stat line in the top of the ninth, and the T-Bones closer, Nick Lee, would end the night on a “hot” note, pitching the final two innings and giving only a single run away as the T-Bones steal game one from the Chicago Dogs, 8-6.
The winning pitcher was Erik Manoah (2-0), and the losing pitcher was Jake Dahlberg (2-2).
Kansas City will stay in Chicago to play game two of a four-game series against the Dogs before they travel to the SouthShore of Gary, Indiana for a three-game series. The T-Bones with the win jumped to third in the South Division and leap into a game above .500 at (18-17). The Dogs dropped to (17-16).
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