Kansas City T-Bones Blog

Saturday, May 31, 2003


Tonight's doubleheader in Gary will start at 5:00 PM. You can to the live Railcats broadcast at SportsJuice.com, or wait for the tape-delayed T-Bones broadcast on 810 WHB at approximately 10:00 PM.


RailCats game suspended
Railcats Press Release - May 30, 2003


Rains ruin Soria's first home start
Hammond Times - May 31, 2003


'Doubleheader' for RailCats
Gary Post Tribune - May 31, 2003
"It takes lightning and rain — and a tornado warning — to stop the Gary Railcats. Their game with the Kansas City T-Bones was suspended Friday in the bottom of the fourth with the Railcats leading 5-1. The game will be finished today at 5 p.m. before their regularly scheduled game with the T-Bones. That game, originally slated for a 6 p.m start, won’t begin until 7 p.m. and it will be only a seven-inning contest."


Friday, May 30, 2003


The T-Bones open up a three game series tonight in Gary at 7:00 PM. Check the RailCats' website for game stories as well as newspaper coverage by the Gary Post-Tribune and Hammond Times. You'll find the RailCats' radio broadcast at SportsJuice.com, which will come in handy Saturday night when the T-Bones' broadcast is preempted again on WHB.

Joliet Game Not Official Due to Brooks' Injury
T-Bones Press Release - May 30, 2003
"Last Tuesday’s game against the Joliet JackHammers will not go down in the record, officials say. The May 27th game, during which the T-Bones lost 9-to-7 and the JackHammers stole a record-tying 10 bases, will be rescheduled due to the fact that T-Bones third baseman Jeff Brooks was hit by a car on the field.

As Brooks was running out of the Kansas City dugout to take his position, an orange Volkswagen, driven by a member of the Jackhammer's promotional staff, hit him during a between-innings promotion. According to T-Bones pitcher Jonathan Krysa, the collision sent Brooks 'twirling' in the air before he hit the ground. Brooks was taken off the field in a stretcher and is now recovering from a bruise to his left knee."

"The game-gone-awry will be rescheduled when Joliet comes to Kansas City and the T-Bones’ new home at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on June 23 through June 26. Although the exact date of the game is uncertain, a rematch is guaranteed, and the T-Bones will play a double header consisting of two seven-inning games during this series."


T-Bones continue wild road trip tonight
Kansas City Star - May 30, 2003
"[T-Bones third baseman Jeff] Brooks was hit Tuesday in Joliet, Ill., by an orange Volkswagen. In an unlikely place. In front of the dugout."

"A promotion in Joliet, Ill., between innings of the T-Bones' 9-7 loss to the JackHammers went awry. The car, driven by a teen-age girl, was entering from the left-field side of the stadium. It arrived in front of Kansas City's dugout at the same time Brooks was running out of the dugout to take his position. 'I heard this ba-boom, ba-boom, and I saw Jeff twirling and hitting the ground,' Krysa said. Brooks, hauled away on a stretcher, said: 'I've never seen anything like it. Now that it looks like I'm going to be OK, I've kind of looked back and laughed at it. I guess I just never thought there would be traffic inside a stadium.'


Thursday, May 29, 2003


BallParkWatch.com has lots of pictures up from the T-Bones inaugural game last friday vs. the St. Paul Saints.


Capacity at CommunityAmerica Ballpark Expanded!
The Boneyard - May 28, 2003
"After careful reinspection, the Kansas City, Kansas Fire Marshall has added on top of the park's 4,500 fixed seats, an additional 2,593 in the berm and standing room area.

The T-Bones have recently added a great deal of standing room in their "Grazing Area" behind the outfield berms. This $4.50 ticket will still offer fans a chance at an outfield berm seating area on a first-come, first-sated basis. There is, however a great deal of room behind those grass berms, and fans are welcome to circle the park, enjoying the view from atop the outfield walls.

The recently-added tickets, which number about 1,000, will go on sale Thursday, May 29. Fans can purchase them by calling the T-Bones Box Office at 913/328-2255."


T-Bones Must Settle for a 5-5 Tie Against Joliet
T-Bones Press Release - May 29, 2003

T-Bones' game at Joliet ends in tie
Kansas City Star - May 29, 2003
"The T-Bones have promised a different brand of baseball in the Independent League. Wednesday, they delivered. With two out in the bottom of the fifth and the game tied 5-5, at Joliet, Ill., the game was called because of rain. It became official, tied at 5-5. Although the T-Bones, 2-3-1, and JackHammers play in Kansas City in late June, the two teams aren’t scheduled to play at Joliet again this season.

Kansas City got on the board in the top of the first, when Chad Ehrnsberger singled home Taber Maier from second. Maier went three for three and scored two runs. The T-Bones scored two runs in the top of the fifth, taking a 5-3 lead, but the game was called shortly after the JackHammers tied it in the bottom of the inning with two outs and a runner on second.

And you thought ties in baseball were limited to All-Star games."

First of all, there is no Independent League! I don't know how many times I have to to tell the Star this. The T-Bones play in the Northern League. The Northern League is an independent league, meaning that they have no ties to Major League Baseball. The word "independent" is used as an adjective, describing the league. There are seven independent leagues in operation this year: the Atlantic League, Arizona-Mexico League. Central League, Frontier League, Northeast League, Northern League and Southeastern League.

Secondly, ties in Major League Baseball are more common than you think. The Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds played to a tie, 3-3, on Opening Day, April 3, 2000. An easy way to find a tie game is to find a team that played more than 162 games in one year. There was even a tie game in Kaufmann Stadium on May 24, 1983. The Royals battled the Texas Rangers to a 2-2 tie before the game was called after 5 innings.

The official rules of Major League Baseball allow for a tie in Rule 4.10:
(a) A regulation game consists of nine innings, unless extended because of a tie score, or shortened (1) because the home team needs none of its half of the ninth inning or only a fraction of it, or (2) because the umpire calls the game. EXCEPTION: National Association leagues may adopt a rule providing that one or both games of a doubleheader shall be seven innings in length. In such games, any of these rules applying to the ninth inning shall apply to the seventh inning. (b) If the score is tied after nine completed innings play shall continue until (1) the visiting team has scored more total runs than the home team at the end of a completed inning, or (2) the home team scores the winning run in an uncompleted inning. (c) If a game is called, it is a regulation game: (1) If five innings have been completed; (2) If the home team has scored more runs in four or four and a fraction half innings than the visiting team has scored in five completed half innings; (3) If the home team scores one or more runs in its half of the fifth inning to tie the score. (d) If each team has the same number of runs when the game ends, the umpire shall declare it a "Tie Game." (e) If a game is called before it has become a regulation game, the umpire shall declare it "No Game." (f) Rain checks will not be honored for any regulation or suspended game which has progressed to or beyond a point of play described in 4.10(c)

Time to go
JackHammers' tie completes strange homestand

Joliet Herald News - May 29, 2003
"Less than 24 hours after a freak accident involving the Jammermobile and a Kansas City player, the stands and concourse area were cleared because of severe weather conditions Wednesday afternoon. This was followed moments later with the announcement that the game was an official 5-5 tie between the JackHammers and the Kansas City T-Bones, even though five complete innings had not been played.

According to professional baseball rules, a game can be declared a tie if the home team in the bottom of the fifth inning ties the game without being able to complete the inning. And that is exactly what the Hammers did as they raced lightning and ominous, churning clouds a little past 4 o'clock in the afternoon."


JackHammers beat storm, tie T-Bones
Daily Southtown - May 29, 2003


Wednesday, May 28, 2003


There is No Winner or Loser
JackHammers Press Release - May 28, 2003
"The Joliet JackHammers (3-2-1) game versus the Kansas City T-Bones (2-3-1) on Wednesday afternoon was called a completed game with a score of 5-to-5 and 3,554 in attendance."



GAME DATE: 5/28/03
KANSAS CITY 5 AT JOLIET 5

YTD YTD
KANSAS CITY AB R H BI AVG JOLIET AB R H BI AVG
R.Prieto CF 3 1 1 0 .333 A.Monegan CF 2 2 1 0 .429
T.Maier 2B 3 2 3 1 .200 D.Kopacz RF 3 2 2 2 .524
R.Brown 1B 3 1 1 1 .435 T.Cameron 3B 3 0 2 3 .286
C.Ehrnsbrgr LF 3 0 2 2 .333 R.Sienko 1B 2 0 0 0 .059
S.Murphy DH 2 0 0 0 .261 C.Franco DH 2 0 0 0 .143
J.Jones SS 2 0 0 0 .273 R.Fischer LF 2 0 0 0 .063
R.Tash 3B 2 0 0 0 .400 E.Fink CAT 1 1 0 0 .286
A.Shrum CAT 2 0 0 0 .167 E.DeLosSants SS 2 0 1 0 .250
B.Vinh RF 2 1 1 0 .222 P.Bartolucci 2B 2 0 0 0 .000
L.Franks PIT 0 0 0 0 .000 B.Franklin PIT 0 0 0 0 .000
J.Sigley PIT 0 0 0 0 .000 D.Santiago PIT 0 0 0 0 .000
TOTALS 22 5 8 4 TOTALS 19 5 6 5

KANSAS CITY 1 0 2 0 2- 5 8 1
JOLIET 0 0 3 0 2- 5 6 0
E--R.Prieto. DP--KANSAS CITY 0, JOLIET 1. LOB--KANSAS CITY 2, JOLIET 2.
2B--T.Maier 2 (2), C.Ehrnsbrgr (4), A.Monegan (1), D.Kopacz (3),
T.Cameron 2 (3). SB--D.Kopacz (5). CS--E.DeLosSants. HBP--E.Fink.
YTD
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
KANSAS CITY
L.Franks 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10.80
J.Sigley 2.2 6 5 4 1 1 0 10.38
JOLIET
B.Franklin 2.1 2 1 1 0 2 0 1.23
D.Santiago 2.2 6 4 4 0 3 0 8.10
HB--J.Sigley. WP--D.Santiago. SO--R.Prieto, S.Murphy 2, J.Jones,
R.Tash, A.Monegan, P.Bartolucci. BB--A.Monegan.
T--1:25. A--3554


T-Bones off to solid start
Kansas City Kansan


Sports Radio 810 WHB is pre-empting the T-Bones game again today so make sure you listen to the JackHammers broadcast. I really enjoyed Joliet's broadcast last night, but all that enthusiasm could get a bit tired over a 90 game season. WHB will broadcast the game on tape delay at 7 PM.


Today's game is at 1:05 PM. Lance Franks (0-1, 18.00) will start for the T-Bones vs. Brent Franklin (0-1, 0.00) for Joliet.


The T-Bones appear to have rewritten the game stories from this past weekend against St. Paul. They favor Kansas City now and are no longer exact replicas of the Saints' press releases.


Jammermobile bumps player from lineup
Joliet Herald News - May 28, 2003

Jeff Brooks Hit by Car during Game Two Against Joliet
T-Bones' Press Release - May 27, 2003

T-Bones stumble in Joliet
Kansas City Star - May 28, 2003
"Despite a big offensive night from center fielder Rick Prieto, the T-Bones couldn't come back from a five-run fifth inning by Joliet and lost 9-7 to the JackHammers.

The JackHammers stole 10 bases during the game, tying a Northern League record set by St. Cloud in Sept. 1970. Anthony Monegan had four stolen bases and Derek Kopacz three, leading the Joliet running spree.

Prieto, who went three for five with one RBI and two runs scored, led off the T-Bones' half of the third inning with his second triple of the season. He later scored on an errant pick-off attempt by JackHammer pitcher Rich Hyde, 1-0. Prieto added an RBI triple in the sixth inning.

By that time, the JackHammers had all but put away the T-Bones after scoring five runs in the fifth. The big blast of the inning came off the bat of Rob Fischer, who ended a zero-for-12 drought on the season with a three-run homer to left.

Kansas City scored two runs in the top of the ninth and had two runners on when Joliet closer Oscar Montero got Jack Jones to ground out, ending the game. Montero picked up his third save of the season.

The T-Bones, now 2-3, are scheduled for a 1:05 p.m. start today in Joliet."

JackHammers take bite out of T-Bones
Daily Southtown, IL - May 28, 2003

Running wild
Joliet Herald News - May 28, 2003
"Every time [Joliet outfielder Derek] Kopacz comes to the plate the music of choice is Sponge Bob Square Pants, which has turned into a crowd favorite among the younger JackHammer fans. 'That's one of my sons (Kyler, age 4) favorite cartoons,' said Kopacz. 'I heard it played here early in the season and I heard the kids singing it, so I asked them to play it when I come up. It's been working, so I'm going to stay with it.' "

JackHammers Baseball to a "T"
JackHammers Press Release - May 27, 2003

T-Bones Lose to JackHammers by Two
T-Bones Press Release - May 28, 2003



GAME DATE: 5/27/03
KANSAS CITY 7 AT JOLIET 9

YTD YTD
KANSAS CITY AB R H BI AVG JOLIET AB R H BI AVG
R.Prieto CF 5 2 3 1 .333 A.Monegan CF 4 2 2 0 .421
T.Maier 2B 5 0 0 0 .091 D.Kopacz RF 3 2 1 1 .500
R.Brown 1B 5 2 2 1 .450 R.Sienko CAT 3 1 0 0 .067
J.Brooks 3B 1 0 0 0 .167 T.Cameron 3B 4 1 1 1 .222
R.Tash 3B 3 0 2 0 .667 C.Franco LF 3 1 2 2 .158
S.Murphy DH 4 0 0 0 .286 R.Fischer DH 4 1 1 3 .071
C.Ehrnsbrgr LF 3 0 0 2 .278 E.Fink 1B 4 0 1 0 .308
J.Jones SS 4 2 1 0 .300 E.DeLosSants SS 4 0 0 0 .222
A.Shrum CAT 2 0 1 1 .188 P.Bartolucci 2B 3 1 0 0 .000
C.Shindle CAT 1 0 0 0 .000 R.Hyde PIT 0 0 0 0 .000
C.LePine RF 4 1 2 0 .385 J.Brooks PIT 0 0 0 0 .000
W.Serrano PIT 0 0 0 0 .000 D.Saken PIT 0 0 0 0 .000
T.Thomas PIT 0 0 0 0 .000 O.Montero PIT 0 0 0 0 .000
TOTALS 37 7 11 5 TOTALS 32 9 8 7

KANSAS CITY 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 2- 7 11 0
JOLIET 2 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 X- 9 8 3
E--E.DeLosSants, R.Hyde 2. DP--KANSAS CITY 0, JOLIET 1. LOB--KANSAS CITY 9,
JOLIET 7. 2B--R.Brown (3). 3B--R.Prieto 2 (3). HR--R.Fischer (1).
SB--R.Prieto (2), J.Jones 2 (3), A.Monegan 4 (8), D.Kopacz 3 (4),
R.Sienko (1), T.Cameron (1), P.Bartolucci (1). HBP--R.Tash, J.Jones,
D.Kopacz, R.Sienko. SF--C.Ehrnsbrgr 2.
YTD
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
KANSAS CITY
W.Serrano (L,0-1) 5.0 7 8 7 3 3 1 12.60
T.Thomas 3.0 1 1 1 3 5 0 3.00
JOLIET
R.Hyde (W,1-0) 6.0 9 4 3 1 6 0 4.91
J.Brooks 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
D.Saken 1.1 2 3 3 0 0 0 8.10
O.Montero (S,3) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.38
HB--W.Serrano, T.Thomas, D.Saken 2. WP--W.Serrano 2, T.Thomas 3,
D.Saken. PB--A.Shrum. SO--T.Maier 2, R.Brown, J.Brooks, S.Murphy,
C.Ehrnsbrgr, J.Jones, A.Monegan, R.Sienko 3, T.Cameron, R.Fischer,
E.Fink, P.Bartolucci. BB--S.Murphy, A.Shrum, A.Monegan, D.Kopacz,
R.Sienko, T.Cameron, C.Franco, P.Bartolucci.
T--3:07. A--3716

Tuesday, May 27, 2003


Sports Radio 810 WHB is pre-emtping tonight's T-Bones game for the Stanley Cup finals (it'll be broadcast on tape delay at about 10 PM). For those of you not willing to wait 3 hours for your Danny Clinkscale fix, you can listen to the JackHammers broadcast at 1340 WJOL or jackhammerbaseball.com.


Almost 3,000 Turn Out to Watch the T-Bones Beat the Jackhammers in the First of a Three-Game Series
T-Bones Press Release - May 27, 2003
This story is largely plagiarized from the JackHammers' press release.

This one hurts
Joliet Herald News - May 27, 2003


T-Bones devour JackHammers
Daily Southtown - May 27, 2003



GAME DATE: 5/26/03
KANSAS CITY 5 AT JOLIET 2
YTD YTD
KANSAS CITY AB R H BI AVG JOLIET AB R H BI AVG
R.Prieto CF 3 0 1 0 .250 A.Monegan CF 3 0 0 0 .400
T.Maier 2B 5 1 0 0 .118 D.Kopacz RF 4 1 3 0 .533
R.Brown 1B 3 1 2 1 .467 R.Sienko CAT 3 0 0 0 .083
J.Brooks 3B 4 1 0 0 .176 T.Cameron 3B 4 0 0 1 .214
S.Murphy DH 4 1 1 3 .353 C.Franco LF 4 0 0 0 .063
C.Ehrnsbrgr LF 4 0 0 0 .333 R.Fischer DH 3 0 0 0 .000
B.Vinh LF 0 0 0 0 .143 E.Fink 1B 4 0 2 0 .333
J.Jones SS 4 1 3 0 .313 E.DeLosSants SS 4 0 1 0 .286
A.Shrum CAT 4 0 2 1 .143 P.Bartolucci 2B 3 1 0 0 .000
C.LePine RF 4 0 0 0 .333 H.Thoms PIT 0 0 0 0 .000
J.Krysa PIT 0 0 0 0 .000 J.Brooks PIT 0 0 0 0 .000
T.Masterman PIT 0 0 0 0 .000 D.Saken PIT 0 0 0 0 .000
D.Johnson PIT 0 0 0 0 .000 S.Donlin PIT 0 0 0 0 .000
TOTALS 35 5 9 5 TOTALS 32 2 6 1

KANSAS CITY 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0- 5 9 1
JOLIET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0- 2 6 1
E--J.Jones, T.Cameron. DP--KANSAS CITY 0, JOLIET 2. LOB--KANSAS CITY 6,
JOLIET 7. 2B--D.Kopacz (2). 3B--R.Prieto (1). HR--S.Murphy (1).
SB--J.Jones (1). HBP--R.Sienko, R.Fischer. SH--A.Monegan.
YTD
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
KANSAS CITY
J.Krysa (W,1-0) 7.0 4 0 0 0 7 0 0.00
T.Masterman 1.0 1 2 1 1 2 0 4.50
D.Johnson (S,1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
JOLIET
H.Thoms (L,0-1) 5.1 6 5 4 2 5 1 6.75
J.Brooks 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
D.Saken 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
S.Donlin 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
HB--J.Krysa, T.Masterman. WP--H.Thoms, J.Brooks, S.Donlin. SO--
R.Prieto, R.Brown, J.Brooks, S.Murphy, C.Ehrnsbrgr, J.Jones, A.Shrum,
C.LePine, A.Monegan 3, R.Sienko, C.Franco 2, R.Fischer, E.Fink 2.
BB--R.Prieto 2, R.Brown, P.Bartolucci.
T--2:24. A--2917

Monday, May 26, 2003


T-Bones Stake Claim On Win - Joliet Loses First of Series
"The Kansas City T-Bones (2-2) defeated the Joliet JackHammers (2-2) 5-to-2 in front of 2,917 at Silver Cross Field on Monday night. The JackHammers are 0-and-1 versus the T-Bones in this three-game series and 2-and-2 through four games of this six-game home stand.

The T-Bones scored a run in the top of the 5th inning. With two outs, Jack Jones (3-for-4) singled and stole second base. Allen Shrum (2-for-4) followed with a solid single to center field scoring Jones from second base. The T-Bones added four runs in the top of the 6th inning. Ray Brown (2-for-3) connected on a RBI single. After Jeff Brooks (0-for-4) reached on an error by JackHammers third baseman Troy Cameron, Sean Murphy (1-for-4) sent a three-run home run over the right field wall for a 5-to-0 T-Bones lead. The round-tripper was the first of the season for Murphy, the T-Bones and at Silver Cross Field this season.

JackHammers starting RHP Hank Thoms (0-1) allowed those five runs (four earned), six hits, two walks allowed and five strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched for the loss. T-Bones starting RHP Jonathan Krysa (1-0) worked seven scoreless innings for the win. He allowed four hits, walked none, hit one batter and struck out seven.

The JackHammers scored a pair in the bottom of the 8th inning off of RHP Tom Masterman. With one out and the bases loaded, Cameron (0-for-4) hit a roller to shortstop Jack Jones who bobbled the ball. Cameron picked up a RBI as Paul Bartolucci (0-for-3) scored from third base and Derek Kopacz (3-for-4) scored from second base because Jones tried shuffling the ball to the second baseman. The JackHammers trailed 5-to-2.

T-Bones RHP David Johnson earned his 2nd save working the bottom of the 9th inning."


The Northern League site has a few updated links. You can now find up-to-date scores, standings and T-Bones statistics there.


The T-Bones have added game stories from the weekend to their web site. If they seem a little familiar or favoring the home team a bit, that's because they are press releases from the St. Paul Saints.

The T-Bones are playing the Joliet JackHammers tonight. The Kansas City Star finally posted a T-Bones story on-line on Sunday, hopefully that will continue. For further coverage, check the Daily Southtown, the Joliet Herald News and the JackHammers web site.




GAME DATE: 5/25/03
KANSAS CITY 4 AT ST. PAUL 2
YTD YTD
KANSAS CITY AB R H BI AVG ST. PAUL AB R H BI AVG
R.Prieto CF 5 1 2 0 .231 C.Harris CF 3 0 1 0 .182
T.Maier 2B 5 1 1 0 .167 J.Hall 2B 4 0 0 0 .231
R.Brown 1B 4 1 2 1 .417 S.McKee 1B 4 0 1 2 .182
J.Brooks 3B 4 0 1 2 .231 E.Pearson DH 4 0 1 0 .462
S.Murphy DH 4 1 0 0 .385 A.Fera LF 4 0 0 0 .455
C.Ehrnsbrgr LF 4 0 1 1 .455 R.Kane 3B 4 0 2 0 .333
J.Jones SS 3 0 1 0 .167 E.Alfonzo CAT 4 0 1 0 .222
A.Shrum CAT 4 0 0 0 .000 A.Olow RF 4 1 1 0 .300
C.LePine RF 4 0 2 0 .600 L.Swenson SS 3 1 1 0 .273
N.Sevier PIT 0 0 0 0 .000 J.Von Haefen PIT 0 0 0 0 .000
T.Gomes PIT 0 0 0 0 .000 C.Begg PIT 0 0 0 0 .000
D.Johnson PIT 0 0 0 0 .000 K.Goodrum PIT 0 0 0 0 .000
J.Friedman PIT 0 0 0 0 .000
TOTALS 37 4 10 4 TOTALS 34 2 8 2

KANSAS CITY 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0- 4 10 1
ST. PAUL 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0- 2 8 2
E--J.Brooks, J.Hall, L.Swenson. DP--KANSAS CITY 0, ST. PAUL 0.
LOB--KANSAS CITY 9, ST. PAUL 8. 2B--R.Brown (2), C.Ehrnsbrgr (3),
E.Pearson (2). HBP--J.Brooks, L.Swenson. SH--C.Harris.
YTD
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
KANSAS CITY
N.Sevier (W,1-0) 6.0 5 2 2 1 3 0 3.00
T.Gomes 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
D.Johnson (S,1) 2.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0.00
ST. PAUL
J.Von Haefen (L,0-1) 5.0 6 4 1 0 5 0 1.80
C.Begg 3.1 4 0 0 2 3 0 0.00
K.Goodrum 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
J.Friedman 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
HB--N.Sevier, J.Von Haefen. WP--N.Sevier, J.Von Haefen, C.Begg 2.
SO--R.Prieto, T.Maier, J.Brooks 2, C.Ehrnsbrgr, J.Jones 2, C.LePine,
J.Hall 2, A.Fera 2, E.Alfonzo, A.Olow, L.Swenson. BB--R.Brown,
J.Jones, C.Harris.


Baseball America now has Northern League boxscores available online.


T-Bones get first victory over St. Paul
Kansas City Star - May 26, 2003


Kansas City beats Saints, 4-2
Minneapolis Star Tribune - May 26, 2003


K.C. 4, SAINTS 2: T-Bones rally for first win
St. Paul Pioneer Press - May 26, 2003


Sunday, May 25, 2003


The T-Bones win their first game over the Saints 4-2!
"The St. Paul Saints got a taste of their own medicine and suffered their first loss of the season, 4-2, to Kansas City Sunday afternoon. St. Paul could manage just eight hits against three Kansas City pitchers in falling to 2-1 on the season. The win was the first in team history for the T-Bones, which relocated from Duluth last winter. Nathan Sevier (1-0) scattered five hits over six innings to get the victory while St. Paul starter Jason Von Haefen (0-1) was victimized for three unearned runs in the fifth and took the defeat. David Johnson fanned four batters in the final two innings to earn the save before 5,710 fans on Bat Day at Midway Stadium."

"The T-Bones scored a run in the fourth and three the next inning after two were out. Rick Prieto singled and went to second when Taber Maier was safe on Swenson’s error. Ray Brown doubled to right to tie the game at 2 and Jeff Brooks followed with a two-RBI single that broke the tie for good. The T-Bones’ bullpen did the rest. Johnson allowed just one runner in recording the save."


T-Bones fall to 0-2 after loss to St. Paul
Kansas City Star - May 25, 2003
"The Kansas City T-Bones remained winless in their first season, losing Saturday to the St. Paul Saints 5-3 in St. Paul, Minn. The T-Bones, 0-2, did score three runs in the top of the first inning, but that lead was gone by the bottom of the third. St. Paul scored the go-ahead run in the sixth and another in the seventh. Kansas City left-hander Tony Bacci threw five innings, giving up three earned runs, eight hits and a walk while striking out one. Offensively, designated hitter Sean Murphy, who went five for five in Friday’s game, finished zero for four with a strikeout on Saturday. Left fielder Chad Ehrnsberger was two for three with a double. Rick Prieto, Taber Maier and Ray Brown each scored a run for the T-Bones."


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