Kansas City Edges Grand Prairie, in Position for Sweep on SaturdayMay 26, 2012 - American Association (AA) Kansas City T-Bones
Mitchell worked seven innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits. The 23-year-old from Barstow, CA dazzled in the middle innings, retiring nine consecutive AirHogs hitters between the second and fifth innings. His final line was seven innings, two runs, one earned, on four hits. He struck out two and walked one. The right-hander comes away with the win, improving to 1-1 on the season and lowering his ERA to 2.84.
Kansas City scored one run on three hits in the third to tie the game 1-1, then added one run on one hit in the 4th to take a 2-1 lead. Grand Prairie tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the 6th with a leadoff opposite field homer to left by Trent Lockwood, his second of the season.
The T-Bones answered back with two runs on two hits in the 8th, including an RBI triple by former Atlanta Braves outfielder Brandon Jones and a botched would-be inning-ending 4-6-3 double play ball that extended the inning. Kansas City set an all-time single game record for triples, recording four in the game, with one each by Trevor Coleman, Reid Fronk, Jose Duran, and Brandon Jones.
Liberty, MO native Lucas Wiley (RHP) pitched the eighth inning, giving up one run on three singles. The 8th ended on a long drive to right field off the bat of former Major Leaguer Brian Myrow that was caught on the dead run by T-Bones right fielder Reid Fronk on the warning track. At the time the ball was hit, the AirHogs had runners at second and third and would have taken the lead had the ball fallen to the outfield grass.
Right-hander Jake Wiley pitched the ninth, earning his second save of 2012. He induced back-to-back groundouts by the first two batters he faced, then walked pinch-hitter Zane Chavez. The next hitter was former T-Bones All-Star leadoff man Keanon Simon, whom Wiley froze with a 2-2 fastball on the outside corner to finish the game.
The win pushes the T-Bones to 4-5 on the season and gives them the opportunity to sweep the three-game set at QuikTrip Park tomorrow night. First pitch set for 7:05. Probables are RHP Brian Grening (1-0; 2.70) for K.C. and LHP Cody White (0-0; 1.80) for Grand Prairie.
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