06/24/2018 5:41 PM
RAILROADERS WALKED OFF IN FINALE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2018
KANSAS CITY, Kansas – Cam Monger reached four times with a double and run scored, but Cleburne let another four-run lead slip away in a 6-5 walk-off loss to the Kansas City T-Bones in 10th inning of the series finale on Sunday afternoon at T-Bones Stadium.
The T-Bones scored the game-winning run on Nick Torres’s sacrifice fly in the 10th. After Dylan Tice tripled with one out, Todd Cunningham was intentionally walked to set the stage for Torres.
The Railroaders led 4-0 in each of the three games in the series, but the T-Bones completed their second consecutive sweep.
Cleburne scored first after a 34-minute rain delay when Levi Scott belted a two-run homer out to left field in the 4th, and Patrick Palmeiro padded the lead with his own two-run shot in the 5th.
The T-Bones answered in the bottom of the 5th with three consecutive run-scoring hits. Nick Torres clubbed an RBI double to score the first T-Bone run, and Zach Walters added another with a two-out single. Dexter Kjerstad then drove in his first run of the series with a double that ended starter Michael Gunn’s afternoon. Gunn gave up three runs on eight hits over 4.2 innings.
Kansas City tied the game in the 7th on an RBI fielder’s choice from Keith Curcio – who hit the game-tying three-run homer in the first game and the go-ahead RBI double in the second game.
The Railroaders regained the lead in the 8th when Alex Polston laid down a successful squeeze bunt that scored Monger. Kansas City answered with an RBI single from Dylan Tice in the bottom of the 8th.
The Railroaders return home to open a seven-game homestand starting with a three-game set against the Sioux Falls Canaries on Tuesday night. First pitch time is set for 7:06 p.m., and it’s another Two-For-Tuesday at The Depot. Get two tickets, two fountain sodas, two hot dogs and two gameday guides for just $22. Purchase tickets online at www.railroaderbaseball.com or by calling (817) 945-8705.