By MATT FULKS, tbonesbaseball.com
Sunday: Kansas City won its fourth series in August as the T-Bones pounded a dozen hits and got a three-hit outing from starter Dustin Loggins in a 7-5 win over Fargo-Moorhead on Sunday afternoon at Newman Outdoor Field.
The T-Bones added runs in the third and fifth innings when Petey Paramore delivered an RBI double in the third and Brandon Jones hit a solo home run in the fifth. After three home runs in Saturday’s game, Jones now has four homers in two games. Sunday’s long ball gave Kansas City a 5-2 lead over the RedHawks.
Loggins (7-5) picked up the win as he allowed four runs, walked three and struck out five in six innings. Closer Chad Robinson gave up a solo home run to Keith Brachold, but picked up his eighth save of the season. That was the first hit and run allowed by Robinson since July 30.
Kansas City, which took two out of three this weekend from Fargo, has won three of its last four series and four overall in August.
The T-Bones (39-54) have Monday off before beginning their last home series of 2013 on Tuesday, with four games against Gary SouthShore. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618 or at tbonesbaseball.com.
Saturday: FARGO, N.D. – Brandon Jones tied a club record in home runs, helping lift Kansas City to a 10-3 win over Fargo-Moorhead on Saturday night.
Jones, who hadn’t homered since joining the T-Bones on Aug. 14, led off the second inning with a home run off RedHawks starter Danny Gutierrez that gave Kansas City its initial lead but he wasn’t finished. After striking out in the third, Jones hit a two-run homer in the fifth that scored Jairo Perez, and gave the T-Bones a 4-2 lead.
For good measure, with the T-Bones leading 5-3, Jones led off the seventh with another home run.
Kansas City starting pitcher Shaun Garceau (6-8) pitched seven solid innings and allowed only three runs and five hits while striking out four and walking one.
Garceau got plenty of support as the T-Bones offense pounded out 16 hits to go with their 10 runs. Jones, Luis Rivera and Anthony Davis each had three hits, while Joey Gathright and Perez had two apiece.
The man of the night, though, was Jones, who tied a Kansas City single-game record with his three home runs. It’s happened four other times, with Ryan Fox being the last one on Aug. 4, 2010 against Joliet.
Adding to his three home runs with Southern Maryland and nine with Amarillo earlier this season, Jones now has 15 in 2013. During his first tour with the T-Bones, 2005-06, Jones had 13 and 10 homers, respectively.