Monday, June 3, 2013

T-Bones Weekend Recap: June 1-2


SUNDAY: The T-Bones were unable to get a sweep against first-place Laredo on Sunday afternoon, as the Lemurs took advantage of two Kansas City errors and erased an early deficit in a 4-2 win at Uni-Trade Stadium.

As was the case for all three games against Laredo, Kansas City raced to a lead in the first inning. On Sunday it was a 1-0 lead as Trevor Coleman recorded an RBI double that scored Felix Molina from first base.

The T-Bones extended their lead in the second inning, as Brandon Jones, who led the inning off with a double, scored on a Jairo Perez triple.

The Lemurs, however, erased that Kansas City lead with two runs in the third and two unearned runs in the fourth, when Garrett Rau tripled against starter Shaun Garceau (0-3), and scored Brian Peterson and Marcos Rodriguez.

Garceau kept Kansas City in the game, however, pitching seven innings and retiring the last 10 batters he faced.

Kansas City finishes the six-game road trip with a 3-3 record, including 2-1 against first-place Laredo.

The T-Bones return home Monday for a seven-game homestand. They’ll start with four games against Sioux City. Aaron Meade (1-1) is scheduled to start for Kansas City on Monday night at 7:05, while Sioux City will counter with Andy Noga (1-2).


SATURDAY: The T-Bones scored two early runs and held off a late Lemur rally, in an 11-10 win on Saturday night at Uni-Trade Stadium. The win gives Kansas City its first series win of the 2013 season.

The T-Bones offense led by Brandon Jones, who got on three hits, three RBIs and scored three runs, jumped ahead with two runs in the first. Although the Lemurs tied it in the bottom of the inning, the T-Bones took a lead into the final inning.

With Kansas City leading 11-7 in the top of the ninth inning, tensions rose after Kennard Jones stole second base. For the second consecutive game, the benches cleared and ejections were given out.

The Lemurs would go on to rally for three runs in the ninth inning, but Jhonny Montoya closed the door and recorded his fifth save and second of this series, giving the T-Bones the dramatic win.

Aaron Tullo (2-0) once again got great run support, and pitched into the seventh inning.