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Seventh inning slam dooms Flyers, losing streak now at 11

August 23, 2006 - Northern League (NL) - Schaumburg Flyers News Release


Kansas City, KS - For the second consecutive night, the Flyers (12-25, 43-42) were able to tie the Kansas City T-Bones (19-19, 41-45) in the later innings, but another homerun sent the Flyers back to the hotel with a 9-4 loss.

Schaumburg scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game at four. Nelson Gord crushed a 2-run double to the gap in right-center field that scored Justin Hendrickson and Ryan Walker.

The T-Bones answered quickly with a run of their own in the sixth but it was the bottom of seventh that put the game away. Andrew Jefferson walked the bases loaded with one out and manager Andy McCauley called on Chris Andel to bail Schaumburg out of the jam.

Andel came on to face KC catcher Craig Hurba. Hurba waited for a pitch he liked and hammered it to deep centerfield. Gord was sprinting straight back with an eye on the ball but had to stop at the fence and watch it sail halfway up the hill in dead center for a grand slam.

Schaumburg made an attempt to answer back in the top of the eighth after loading the bases with no outs. The T-Bones' pitching coach went out to the mound to talk to starting pitcher Jonathon Krysa. Greg Bicknell successfully calmed Krysa down as Tim Marks popped out, Gord struck out swinging and Sandy Almonte grounded out to end the inning.

The Flyers had ten hits in the game but stranded double digit base runners for the second night in a row with 10 LOB.

Krysa won his Northern League leading 13th game while Dave Dobosz lost his fifth in a row.

Several players made an impact at the plate for Schaumburg. Marks, Hendrickson, Eric Cole and Chris Weekly had two hits each. Weekly had his 29th multi- hit game and Ryan Walker scored two runs.

Rick DeHart makes his first start against the T-Bones since the brawl between the two teams on August 6th. He will match-up with Larry Robles for KC.

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