08/25/2017 9:55 PM -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (August 25, 2017)
GARY, Ind. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats had their three-game winning streak snapped on Stand Up to Cancer Night after being shutout by the Kansas City T-Bones, 8-0, in front of a season-high 6,358 fans at U.S. Steel Yard. Friday’s defeat also puts Gary in a first place tie with Kansas City in the Wild Card.
Kansas City went up 8-0 with three more runs in the ninth. A leadoff single from Petty followed by a double from Tucker Pennell gave the T-Bones a pair of runners in scoring position to begin the inning. Jordan Edgerton then brought them both into score with a two-run double before Marcus Lemon brought home the final run of the evening with an RBI groundout.
Ryan Fitzgerald reached based a team-high three times and recorded half of Gary’s (51-39) hits. Ayrton Costa (2-4) was tagged with his third straight loss. Costa faced the minimum through three innings before allowing three runs on five hits (one home run) in 3.1 innings.
Luis Paula (6-2) recorded his second straight win over Gary with six shutout innings. The right-hander yielded two hits, a walk and struck out six.
Gary continues their three-game series vs. Kansas City on Saturday evening at 6:10 p.m. Jeff McKenzie (4-3, 4.08) goes for his fourth consecutive win while The T-Bones counter with right-hander Matt Sergey (4-3, 3.58).
A day at U.S. Steel Yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways, jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere! RailCats fans come in all ages, shapes, and sizes, and the RailCats promise every fan will have fun.
U.S. Steel Yard
One Stadium Plaza
Gary, IN 46402