T-Bones Beat Goldeyes to Open Series
WINNIPEG, MB - The Winnipeg Goldeyes (16-13) lost 9-3 to the Kansas City T-Bones at Shaw Park on Monday night.
Dylan Tice led off the game with a double down the right field line. Tice took third on a bunt single from Todd Cunningham and scored the game's first run when Nick Torres singled through the right side. Goldeyes' starting pitcher Charle Rosario limited the damage to the lone run, retiring the next three batters in a row, including two strikeouts.
Kansas City (16-13) took a 4-0 lead with three runs in the top of the fourth. Adrian Nieto reached on an error charged to Andrew Sohn at shortstop leading off. After Keith Curcio doubled down the right field line, Tucker Pennell singled home both runs on a line drive to right.
In the top of the fifth, the T-Bones loaded the bases with no outs on two infield singles and a walk. After Josh Mazzola cut down Dexter Kjerstad at the plate on a fielder's choice grounder, Angel Rosa singled to centre to drive in Nieto and Curcio.
Zach Walters doubled home Cunningham in the sixth to make it 7-0, and the T-Bones added two more runs on a Kjerstad groundball and a two-out, ground rule double from Curcio.
Winnipeg got on the board in the bottom of the sixth when Reggie Abercrombie hit a two-out, two-run home run to centre. It was Abercrombie's 64th home run as a Goldeye, which is one shy of Terry Lee for second on the franchise career list.
Jordan Ebert reached on an infield single in the bottom of the seventh, took third on a Grant Heyman double, and scored the final run of the night on a Sohn groundout to third.
Thomas Collier (2-3) started for Kansas City and picked up the win, allowing three earned runs on six hits in six and two-thirds innings. Collier walked one and struck out seven.
Rosario (2-2) took the loss, allowing six runs, four earned, on 11 hits over five innings. Rosario walked two and struck out six.
Brandon Bingel pitched two scoreless relief innings for the Goldeyes. Abercrombie robbed Torres of a hit in the top of the ninth with a diving catch to his left.
The series continues Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. Edwin Carl (2-1, 5.55) faces former Major League right-hander Scott Carroll (1-0, 2.20). Tickets for all Goldeyes' home games are on sale now by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca/Goldeyes, or visiting any Ticketmaster location, including the box office at Shaw Park.
For information regarding 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.
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