Monarchs Score Six in Fourth Inning to Complete Sweep
July 28, 2021
By: Jason Nick
KANSAS CITY, KS — Kansas City (41-22) defeated Houston (8-55) in the second game of Wednesday’s double-header 10-2.
The Monarchs got things started on offense in the second inning with a walk by Casey Gillaspie and a single from Charcer Burks that put them at first and second, giving Colin Willis an opportunity to drive runs in. Willis doubled, driving in Gillaspie, giving the Monarchs a 1-0 lead. Willis would advance to third by tagging on a fly ball and would then score off an error by the Apollos second baseman, putting Kansas City up 2-0.
In the bottom half of the third inning, Kansas City kept the momentum going. Ryan Grotjohn walked and Gabby Guerrero singled, putting two runners on for the Monarchs. Burks continued his hot night with a double, driving in both runners to add to their lead and making it 4-1. Burks finished two-for-three, with two RBIs.
Right-hander Ryan Newell got the start for Kansas City and had a solid outing. In three innings pitched, he gave up one hit, one run, and one walk, while striking out three.
Justin Donatella replaced Newell to start the fourth inning. He went two innings and struck out two.
Right-hander Jacob Lindgren entered the game to start the sixth inning and struck out two. Ramsey Romano finished the game in the seventh for the Monarchs. Romano gave up one run in the seventh for Houston’s second run of the game. The Monarchs pitching staff gave up a combined three hits on the day.
The Monarchs earned the win, 10-2, and have now won five in a row.
Kansas City will continue their homestand against Houston at Legends Field on Thursday night. First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m. with the gates opening at 5:00 p.m. The game can be heard on the Monarchs Broadcast Network with the pre-game beginning at 6:35 p.m. and the video stream airing on aabaseball.tv.
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WP: Justin Donatella (2-0)
LP: Abdallah Aris (0-9)