Friday, June 16, 2006

RailCats Lose 6-1 To T-Bones, Guthrie Has Sound Debut

"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. " -Muhannad Ali

Photographs By Niki Paton / Baseball Notions
SAINT PAUL, Minn.- The Gary SouthShore RailCats faced off against the Kansas City T-Bones at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Indiana for their second series with the club in a week.

The RailCats and T-Bones are now even for second place behind the Schaumburg Flyers in the East division standings.

The RailCats were off to a good start tonight with newest RailCat RHP Sazi Guthrie. Guthrie gave up two hits and one run in four innings of work. The run given up by Guthrie came in the form of a home run by Kansas City T-Bones infielder Eddie Pearson in the fourth inning.

RailCats RHP Andy Carter recieved the loss after coming in for Guthrie. Carter struggled through the inning giving up two runs but struck out infielder Eddie Pearson.

T-Bones RHP Johnathan Krysa pitched almost a full nine innings of work before turning over the mound to closer RHP Byron Embry.

The only RailCats run came when fielder Alex Taylor, who had hit Krysa in the back on a hit earlier in the inning came in after a balk called on Krysa.

Krysa became the leader in all-time strike outs for the T-Bones.

Saturday the T-Bones face off against RailCats RHP Willie Glen while the RailCats face RHP Larry Robles at 6pm CST for game two of the three game series at the U.S. Steel Yard.

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