Monarchs Bats Struggle in Gary
by Gabriel Lopez, Kansas City Monarchs
Gary, IN — The Kansas City Monarchs (6-5) dropped game two against the Gary SouthShore RailCats (4-7) at U.S. Steel Yard, 2-1.
The RailCats wasted no time as Ray Jones drove in the first run of the game, giving the team a 1-0 lead over the Monarchs. The RailCats had the bases loaded with only one out. However, Matt Hartman was able to minimize the damage as only one more run scored, giving the RailCats a 2-0 entering the second inning.
Nick Garcia had a great start for the RailCats, striking out four and allowing no runs through five innings of work.
After a Jan Hernandez single, a sacrifice fly from Pete Kozma brought in Jan Hernandez to make it a 2-1 ballgame. The Monarchs ended the seventh inning still trailing one run.
The Monarchs had several opportunities to score on the day, but they couldn’t get the big inning started. They were able to get the lead off runner on in the second, third, fourth, fifth, and eight innings. The Monarchs also left two runners on base in the seventh.
The Monarchs will face the RailCats in game three of the four-game series tomorrow night (5/25) at 6:45 p.m. The game can be heard on the Monarchs Broadcast Network with the pre-game beginning at 6:20 p.m. and the video stream airing on aabaseball.tv.
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WP: Nick Garcia (2-0)
LP: Matt Hartman (0-1)
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