WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (31-24) lost 13-2 to the Kansas City T-Bones at Shaw Park on Sunday afternoon.
Kyle Petty led off the top of the second with a double to right-centre and later scored on a wild pitch. With first and second and two outs, Chantz Mack hit a three-run home run to right field that opened a 4-0 lead for Kansas City.
In the top of the fifth, consecutive one-out singles from Kevin Keyes, Tyler Horan, and Kyle Petty stretched the lead to 5-0. After Jerome Pena walked to load the bases, Jordan Edgerton singled up the middle to score Horan with the T-Bones’ sixth run. Joe Jackson made it 7-0 with a sacrifice fly to left.
Keyes hit a two-run home run down the left field line in the top of the sixth.
The Goldeyes got on the board in the bottom of the sixth when David Rohm singled to centre field. Josh Romanski followed with an RBI double to left-centre that made it 9-1 Kansas City. Rohm had already singled in the first, extending his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games.
Kansas City added two more runs in the eighth on a throwing error and an RBI single from Pena.
Reggie Abercrombie singled home Andrew Sohn with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to account for the Goldeyes’ second run.
With the Goldeyes’ bullpen having combined for 10 and one-third innings of relief on Saturday, Shawn Pleffner made his professional debut on the mound in the top of the ninth. Kansas City scored twice on a Marcus Lemon double and a Tyler Horan single. Pleffner managed a strikeout of Petty, and touched 90 mph on the Shaw Park radar gun. Pleffner had last pitched during his sophomore season at Tallahassee Community College in 2009.
Mikey O’Brien started for Winnipeg and took the loss. O’Brien allowed nine earned runs on 13 hits over seven innings. O’Brien walked four and struck out three.
Kansas City starter Chris Perry (2-2) earned the win, allowing one earned run on six hits in seven-plus innings. Perry walked one and struck out five.
Rohm finished with three hits. Romanski has hit safely in 11 consecutive games.
The Goldeyes open a three-game series against the St. Paul Saints on Monday night. First pitch from Shaw Park is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Edwin Carl (5-1, 4.22) faces right-hander Ryan Zimmerman (3-3, 4.10)
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