KANSAS CITY, KS – The Winnipeg Goldeyes beat the Kansas City T-Bones 4-1 in a spring training game at T-Bones Stadium on Tuesday night.
Trailing 1-0 in the top of the fifth inning, David Bergin doubled off the wall in centre field leading off. Two batters later, Josh Mazzola grounded a double into the left field corner to score Bergin with the tying run. After Luis Paula relieved T-Bones’ starter Cody Dickson, Kevin Garcia—batting left-handed—jumped on the first pitch and lined a single to right field to drive in Mazzola.
Goldeyes’ starter Edwin Carl combined with reliever Brandon Bingel to work a scoreless bottom of the fifth to protect the lead. Bingel continued with a scoreless sixth and earned the win in relief.
After Jack Charleston pitched a scoreless bottom of the seventh, the Goldeyes stretched their lead to 3-1 in the top of the eighth. Reynaldo Rodriguez picked up his fourth extra-base hit of the pre-season with a one-out double to right-centre. Reggie Abercrombie then reached on an infield single along the third base line that resulted in a throwing error by T-Bones’ reliever Sam Street. Rodriguez scored from second on the play.
In the top of the ninth, Jordan Ebert doubled to right-centre and scored on a single to right-centre by Mazzola that made it 4-1.
Kenny Mathews pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the save.
Kansas City took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a bases loaded, infield single by Nick Torres. Carl limited the damage, allowing just the one run after the T-Bones had loaded the bases with no outs.
Carl took a no-decision, allowing one earned run on four hits in four and one-third innings. Carl walked one and struck out four.
Cameron McVey worked a scoreless inning of relief for Winnipeg.
Dickson took the loss, allowing two earned runs on two hits in four and one-third innings. Dickson walked two and struck out five.
The Goldeyes close out their spring training schedule on Wednesday night against the T-Bones. Shane Dawson will start for the Goldeyes. First pitch from T-Bones Stadium is at 7:05 p.m. All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Winnipeg Goldeyes open the 2018 season on May 18th on the road against the Cleburne Railroaders. The Goldeyes’ 2018 home opener is Friday, May 25th versus the Sioux Falls Canaries at Shaw Park.