The Sioux City Explorers lost the final game of their home stand to the Kansas City T-Bones Wednesday night with a score of 8-1.
Sioux City just couldn't get the bats rolling in their 8-1 loss to Kansas City. They finished with only one run, on eight hits and leaving eight on-base. The Explorers didn’t score their run until the seventh when Ryan Court started the inning with a lead-off double. Court then advanced to third on a 6-3 groundout hit by Tim Colwell, and eventually scored off an RBI single by X’s catcher Matt Koch.
The T-Bones finished the night with their season high in hits with fourteen on the contest while plating eight runs. Kansas City scored their first two runs in the first off a two-run RBI single by centerfielder Robby Kuzdale.
Kansas City didn’t not put up another run on the board until the sixth inning where they scored six runs on eight hits. In the inning, designated-hitter Kyle Robinson led-off with a solo homer to start it, and then a two-run home run by shortstop Vladimir Frias extended their lead. Kyle Robinson later in the inning hit an RBI single to plate the eighth run in the ball game.
Right-hander Dustin Loggins was charged with the loss for the Explorers. Loggins started on the mound, going five innings, allowing two runs, on five hits, two walks while striking out five. Jimmer Kennedy pitched in relief in the sixth, giving up six runs. Chris Bodishbaugh and Will White pitched on the night for Sioux City as well.
Casey Barnes got the win for the T-Bones. Barnes pitched a gem, allowing only one run in seven innings pitched while striking out four. Aaron Baker and Kris Regas both pitched an inning of relief for Kansas City.
The X’s finished with two batters with double-digit hits. Infielders Dillon Usiak and Rene Tosoni both went 2 for 4. Kansas City had six batters with two hits, Robby Kuzdale and Kyle Robinson had two hits and two RBIs in the ball game.
The Explorers head to Texas to take on the Grand Prairie Air Hogs for three games (June 5-7). After their three game series in Grand Prairie, they’ll head to Amarillo for a three game set. For 2015 ticket information at Lewis and Clark Park, call (712) 277-WINS or visit the X’s website at www.xsbaseball.com