Kansas City T-Bones
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Kansas City, KS – The Sioux Falls Canaries fell in walk-off fashion to the Kansas City T-Bones, 4-1 in 10 innings, in game one of the three-game series at Community America Ballpark.
Grady Wood and Calvin Drummond twirled opposing shutouts early on in Kansas City, as the Canaries and T-Bones combined for just six hits over the first five innings.
But with Drummond tiring in the top of the sixth, the Canaries got on the scoreboard for the first time since the third inning on Saturday against Winnipeg.
Chris Jacobs stepped to the plate with one out in the top of the sixth and launched his league-leading 13th home run of the season, giving the Birds a 1-0 lead. A dropped third strike and two singles followed Jacobs’ home run, allowing the Canaries to load the bases, but Drummond got Dan Motl to ground into a double play on a check swing to end the threat.
In the bottom of the inning though, the T-Bones came right back, loading the bases and tying things up on Kyle Petty’s sacrifice fly, but Wood limited the damage to just one run, keeping the Birds and T-Bones tied.
Both bullpens would shut down their opponents the rest of the way though, as Canaries RHPs Dylan Thompson, James Jones and Jose Ortega put together three scoreless innings for the Birds, while T-Bones RHPs Myles Smith and Luis Paula kept the Canaries off the scoreboard in the seventh, eighth and ninth.
But the in the bottom of the tenth, Marcus Lemon reached on an infield and Kyle Petty walked before Jordan Edgerton launched a three-run shot off Ortega to give the T-Bones a 4-1 win in 10 innings.
Ortega takes the loss for the Canaries, while Paula picks up the win for Kansas City. Wood allowed just one run on seven hits, striking out six and walking two over six innings pitched, but takes a no-decision for the Birds.
With the loss, the Canaries fall to 19-24 on the season, while the T-Bones move to 25-17 on the year.
The Birds continue their 10-game road trip on Tuesday against the Kansas City T-Bones. RHP Troy Marks (2-4, 4.69 ERA) will take the hill for the Canaries against RHP Gabe Perez (4-2, 5.23 ERA) as the Birds attempt to even up the three-game set. First pitch is at 7:05 PM. Catch all the Canaries action on the road on 98.1-FM, 1230-AM KWSN Sioux Falls Sports Radio.
The Canaries will be back at The Birdcage on July 7-9 when they take on the South Division-leading Wichita Wingnuts. You won’t want to miss Friday night’s series opener against the Wingnuts.
It’s Hawaiian Luau Night at the ballpark, the first 200 fans will receive a free lei and if you wear a Hawaiian T-Shirt of Sunscreen on your nose, you’ll receive half-price tickets at walk-up. Friday is also Weather Day at the Birdcage, presented by KDLT Weather! Chief Meteorologist Brandon Spinner will be on hand to share some knowledge about everyday weather safety, and will give a live weather report before the ball game! The first 100 people attending the event will receive a FREE KDLT/Canaries Weather Booklet! As usual, there’ll be a Friday night All-Star Fireworks show following the game.
For information on single-game tickets, contact the Canaries Ticket Office at (605) 336-6060 or visit sfcanaries.com for more information.