Getting to CHS Field

Saints Lose Resumed Game 6-3 To T-Bones

ST. PAUL, MN July 3, 2016

The St. Paul Saints and Kansas City T-Bones were tied at three after rain halted play on Saturday night.  When they resumed on Sunday the Saints bullpen allowed three runs and the Saints lost 6-3 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

 

          Benji Waite got the ball in the fifth and pitched a scoreless inning, but in the sixth Brett Wiley led off with a double.  Jimmy Mojica singled him to third and Dalton Wheat’s infield single in front of the plate scored Wiley to give the T-Bones a 4-3 lead.

 

          In the seventh, with Cody Wheeler on the mound, Tyler Massey led off with a single.  A walk to Jake Blackwood put runners at first and second.  A passed ball moved the runners up, but Wheeler got Anthony Gallas to strikeout.  Vladimir Frias, however, knocked home two with a single to center, as he finished with four RBI.

 

          The Saints jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first when Breland Almadova singled with one out.  Nate Hanson doubled to left scoring Almadova to make it 1-0.  Angelo Songco knocked home Hanson to make it 2-0.

 

          In the bottom of the inning, however, the T-Bones scored three on Saints starter John Straka.  Starlin Rodriguez led off with a single to left-center.  Tyler Massey hit a ball that skidded past shortstop Tony Thomas that was originally scored an error and then changed to a hit.  With two outs Vladimir Frias doubled both home to tie the game at two.  Brett Wiley’s swinging bunt to third put runners at the corners and Jimmy Mojica hit a seeing-eye single just off the glove of a lunging Hanson at third to score Frias and give the T-Bones a 3-2 lead.

 

          In the third the Saints tied it when Hanson led off with a walk.  He moved to second on a single by Songco.  A deep fly ball by Thomas moved Hanson to third and he scored on a two-out infield single by Tony Caldwell tying the game at three.