08/30/2005 10:43 PM - Righty Brett Lawson (W, 4-3) was in trouble for most of his start for the Edmonton Cracker-Cats Tuesday night, allowing two baserunners to the Kansas City T-Bones in each of the first two innings. Lawson, who threw 127 pitches in six and a third innings, did not allow a run until the seventh inning, and picked up his fourth win of the season as the Cracker-Cats beat the T-Bones, 5-1, at TELUS Field in Edmonton, AB.
The T-Bones had plenty of opportunities, leaving eleven men on base, including the bases loaded in the top of the ninth. T-Bones starter Jonathan Krysa, who is accustomed to a lack of run support, once again wasn't helped by the offense. Krysa (L, 5-11) added to his league-leading strikeout total, whiffing seven, and allowed just one earned run in seven innings of work.
Edmonton scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the second on a Dan Marshall Jr. sacrifice fly. The game would remain 1-0 until the bottom of the fifth, when an error by right fielder Greg Jacobs on a Chuck MacFarlane fly ball opened the door for four unearned runs. Aharon Eggleston tripled in one and stole home on a delayed double steal for the fifth Cracker-Cat run.
Sean Flynn scored the lone run of the game for the T-Bones, coming in to score in the seventh inning on a double down the left field line by Gabby Delgado. Flynn and Delgado each had two hits in the game, and newcomer Ross Cook reached base in all four plate appearances, walking three times.
The T-Bones and Cracker-Cats continue their series tomorrow night at 8:05 CT, with Greg Bicknell on the mound for the T-Bones against Cracker-Cat Roberto Avilez. The game can be heard on the Internet at tbonesbaseball.com or on KCKN 1340 AM in the Kansas City area.