KANSAS CITY, KS – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (34-25) lost 12-3 to the Kansas City T-Bones at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on Friday night.
The Goldeyes took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when Andrew Sohn hit a two-out double to left-centre that scored Wes Darvill . The T-Bones, however, rallied for 10 runs in the bottom half of the inning. Cedric Hunter reached on a leadoff error and scored the tying run when Jordan Edgerton doubled down the left field line. After Jerome Pena struck out, Leo Rojas was hit by a pitch, setting up a Chantz Mack RBI double down the right field line that scored the go-ahead run. Marcus Lemon punched a single through the left side that brought in Rojas to make it 3-1. Kevin Keyes then hit a three-run, opposite-field home run to right. The T-Bones added four more runs on an RBI single from Hunter and a three-run home run to centre from Pena.
Tyler Horan hit a two-run home run to left in the bottom of the sixth inning that extended the T-Bones’ lead to 12-1.
In the top of the seventh, Reggie Abercrombie singled to centre with two outs and scored on a long double to right-centre from Shawn Pleffner. David Bergin followed with a line drive single to right-centre that scored Pleffner with the Goldeyes’ third run. Bergin was hit by a pitch in the top of the sixth, and has reached base in 42 consecutive games.
Mikey O’Brien (6-4) took the loss for the Goldeyes, allowing 10 runs, five earned, on eight hits over two innings. O’Brien walked one and struck out four.
Gabe Perez (6-3) picked up the win for the T-Bones, allowing one earned run on five hits in six innings. Perez walked three and struck out eight.
Zach Morgenstern pitched the final three innings of Kansas City’s win and was credited with his first career save.
Evan Rutckyj, Kenny Mathews, Daniel Minor, Mitchell Lambson, and Victor Capellan combined to allow just two earned runs in six innings of relief. The Goldeyes’ pitching staff totaled 12 strikeouts in the game.
Andrew Sohn, Abercrombie, and Darvill each had multiple hits.
The series continues Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. with Edwin Carl (6-1, 3.89) facing right-hander Chris Perry (2-2, 5.19). All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca beginning with Around the Association at 6:00 p.m. Saturday’s game broadcast will also be carried on 89.5 “The Lake” in Kenora, Ontario.
The Goldeyes return home on Thursday, July 27th when they host the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. Tickets for all Goldeyes’ home games are on sale now by calling 1-855-GOLDEYE, visiting www.ticketmaster.ca/goldeyes, or visiting any Ticketmaster location, including the box office at Shaw Park.
For information on Winnipeg Goldeyes’ season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group outings, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com