Late T-Bones Run Sinks Canaries

Posted: 8/1/2018

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Canaries kept pace early, but fell behind as Kansas City grabbed game two of the team’s three-game set 12-5 on Wednesday night. Mike Hart clubbed his first career home run in the loss.

Kansas City took an early lead for the second straight night, this time in the third inning. A couple of groundouts brought in two runs.

Sioux Falls tied the game in the bottom of the inning. Chris Grayson hit an RBI infield single to make it 2-1 and Maxx Garrett tied the game with a bases-loaded walk

The two sides scored three each in the fourth, all on home runs. Mason Davis and Todd Cunningham went back-to-back for Kansas city, making it 5-2.

Mike Hart’s first career home run, a three-run blast to right, tied the game at 5 in the bottom half of the inning.

With the game knotted up at 5-5, Kansas City scored a pair in the fifth thanks to a double and wild pitch. Mason Davis made it 8-5 in the sixth on a delayed steal of home.

The T-Bones scored four runs in the ninth to bring the game to its final score.

ODDS AND ENDS

The Canaries fell to 13-12 in middle games … Sioux Falls is 15-19 when hitting a home run this season … Mike Hart improved to a seven-game hitting streak … the Canaries ended their night with their longest losing streak of the season at seven games.

ON DECK

The series between Sioux Falls and Kansas City will wrap up tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. Birds fans can get tickets by visiting the Sioux Falls Stadium box office or by calling 336-6060.

PITCHERS OF RECORD

W – Collier (7-3)

L – Thompson (4-7)

SCORING RECAP

Top 3rd – Mason Davis grounds out to second (Logan Moon scores) 1-0 Kansas City; Todd Cunningham grounds out to third (Dylan Tice scores) 2-0 Kansas City.

Bot 3rd – Chris Grayson singles (Mitch Glasser scores) 2-1 Kansas City; Maxx Garrett walks (David Bergin scores) 2-2 tied.

Top 4th – Mason Davis two-run home run (Keith Curcio scores) 4-2 Kansas City; Todd Cunningham solo home run, 5-2 Kansas City.

Bot 4th – Mike Hart three-run home run (Jordan Dean and Mitch Glasser scores) 5-5 tied.

Top 5th – Keith Curcio doubles (Adrian Nieto scores) 6-5 Kansas City; Dylan Tice scores on a wild pitch, 7-5 Kansas City.

Top 6th – Todd Cunningham steals second (Mason Davis scores) 8-5 Kansas City.

Top 9th – Alay Lago doubles (Adrian Nieto scores) 9-5 Kansas City; Keith Curcio grounds out (Alay Lago scores) 10-5 Kansas City; Todd Cunningham singles (Dylan Tice scores) 11-5 Kansas City; Colin Walsh singles (Mason Davis scores) 12-5 Kansas City.