July 2 Evening Recap
Kansas City 6, Sioux City 4 – Box
Kansas City scored three runs in the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and beat the Sioux City Explorers by the score of 6-4. The T-Bones had 10 hits in the contest with three batters having multi-hit games. Kansas City 3B Jordan Edgerton went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI while 1B Kyle Petty had two hits in four at-bats and drove in a run. T-Bones starting pitcher Matt Sergey fanned 10 batters in 6 2/3 innings pitched to collect his second win of the year. Sergey gave up four runs, three earned, on eight hits and contributed a walk. With the victory, Kansas City completed the three-game sweep of Sioux City and have now won five straight.
Texas 9, Salina 1 (Game 1- 7 Innings) – Box
The Texas AirHogs jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings of play and cruised from there to a 9-1 victory over Salina in game one of a doubleheader. Texas had nine hits in the contest and was led by RF Levi Scott who went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI. AirHogs LF Charley Thurber chipped in two hits and two RBI while 3B Casio Grider plated a pair of runs in a 1-for-2 game. Texas starting pitcher Jared Mortensen tossed five shutout innings en route to his first victory of the season. Mortensen gave up three walks and six hits to go along with four strikeouts.
Texas 6, Salina 3 (Game 2 – 7 Innings) – Box
Texas 3B Ryne Willard belted a three-run home run in the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie and lift the AirHogs to a 6-3 victory over Salina in game two of the doubleheader. Willard had a pair of hits on the night with two runs scored and three RBI while SS Casio Grider and LF Brian Ragira each went 2-for-3 and scored a run. Texas starter James Russell threw a complete game and notched his third win of the season. Russell gave up three runs, all earned, on six hits and fanned eight batters. For Salina, DH Daniel Aldrich had a 1-for-3 night with a triple and a run scored.
Gary SouthShore 5, St. Paul 4 – Box
In front of a crowd of 10,143 at CHS Field, Gary SouthShore 1B Frank Martinez scored the go-ahead run on an error by RF Danny Oh in the eighth inning as the RailCats beat St. Paul by a 5-4 score. Martinez had a pair of hits on the night, including a double, and a RBI while 1B/3B Kris Goodman had a 3-for-4 night with a home run, two runs scored and a RBI. Gary SouthShore DH Colin Willis also chipped in his fifth home run of the season, a solo shot in the first inning. RailCats starting pitcher Alex Gunn allowed three earned runs over seven innings of work to notch his third win of the season. Gunn gave up a walk and eight hits and struck out five batters. For the Saints in the losing effort, 1B Tony Thomas went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.
Wichita 3, Cleburne 0 – Box
Wichita starting pitcher Ryan Kussmaul and three relievers combined on a two-hit shutout as the Wingnuts defeated Cleburne, 3-0 and completed the three-game sweep. Kussmaul went the first six innings allowing a walk and the two hits along with nine strikeouts in the 97 pitches thrown. The bullpen trio of Mike Devine, James Campbell and Seth Harvey each threw a scoreless inning of relief and allowed only a walk. Kussmaul earned his fifth victory while Harvey collected his eighth save. Offensively for Wichita, 2B Christian Stringer had a pair of hits and a RBI while 1B Matt Chavez added a solo home run.
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