08/01/2017 10:06 PM
CLEBURNE, Texas -- Derrick Pyles hit a go-ahead RBI single in the 7th inning, but Cleburne gave away a late lead in a 7-4, 10-inning loss to the Kansas City T-Bones at The Depot on Tuesday night.
Pyles snapped an 0-for-7 with his run-scoring single in a two-run seventh to give the Railroaders a 4-3 lead, but Cedric Hunter -- who finished 5-for-6 -- tied the game with a single in the eighth, and the T-Bones scored three in the 10th to win.
Starter Dylan Mouzakes retired the first nine he faced with five strikeouts, and the Railroaders held Kansas City to two hits through 17 innings to open the series. But the T-Bones restored the wild card lead to 1.5 games with seven runs on 15 hits with six walks over the next seven innings.
Alex Polston had Cleburne’s only multi-hit game of the night, and Geraldo Valentin reached three times with a pair of walks and run scored.
Hunter Courson drove in his fourth run of the year with an RBI double in the second inning. Maikol Gonzalez, in the leadoff spot for the first time since July 14, went 1-for-4 with a walk but was thrown out trying to score on Pyles’s RBI single in the seventh inning.
T-Bones starter Matt Sergey, making his first start since throwing a seven-inning no-hitter against Texas last week, gave up three runs on five his with nine strikeouts over 6.2 innings.
Sergey allowed baserunners in only two innings, and retired 14 straight Railroaders between the second and seventh innings.
The series finale of the three-game set is scheduled for Wednesday. First pitch is set for 7:06 p.m., and can be heard on the Railroaders Radio Network with pregame beginning 20 minutes prior.
Wednesday is Dollar Dog Night at The Depot! Good seats are still available and can be purchased at www.railroaderbaseball.com or by visiting the box office located near the main gate at The Depot.