Long ball lifts T-Bones past Saints

A trio of home runs aided the T-Bones in a 9-4 win over St. Paul in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader in CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

Due to rain, Friday night’s game was suspended after the Saints went in order in the top of the first. The two teams resumed play in a seven-inning game Saturday afternoon.

T.J. Mittelstaedt started the day off with a bang, blasting a solo home run over the left-field wall off the second pitch of the game. Following the home run, Danny Richar doubled and Matt Padgett worked a walk, which set up Ray Sadler for a three-run homer en route to a five run first inning.

After batting through the lineup in the first the T-Bones tacked on another run in the second when Mittelstaedt launched a leadoff home run over the right-field wall, giving Kansas City a 6-0 lead.

The Saints scored one in the third and three in the fourth but it was too little, too late after the early offensive surge by Kansas City.

Patrick Mincey earned his second win with the T-Bones and his fourth on the year. He tossed a scoreless inning in relief, giving up one hit and striking out two. Derek Loera notched his first save after throwing two scoreless innings.

– Story from T-Bones

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Holy Family Catholic Church will celebrate Slovenefest from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, on the Monsignor Mejak Hall, gym and school grounds, 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kan. The event is dedicated to the late Don Lipovac, accordionist, in recognition of his contributions to the community. Slovenefest begins with a Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kan. The festival, after the Mass, includes games, souvenirs, a silent auction, and a Slovenian dinner.

Judson Baptist Church, 8300 State Ave., plans Grandparent Recognition Sunday on Sept. 7. The Sunday morning worship service is at 11 a.m.

Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will offer “Holy Women, The Desert Mothers,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11. Sister Judith Sutera, OSB, will be the presenter. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, is preparing for its 50th year celebration on Sunday, Sept. 28. A potluck-fellowship is planned after the 10:30 a.m. service. A variety show also is planned as part of the celebration.

Our Lady of Unity Parish will hold Our Lady of Unity Fest from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Sacred Heart field, 2646 S. 34th, Kansas City, Kan. The event includes family entertainment, carnival games, inflatables for kids, talent contest, variety of musical groups, Mexican dance groups, American and Mexican-style food, drinks and a silent auction.

Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. in Annunciation Chapel on the campus of the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kan. Taizé prayer is a meditative, candlelit service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, silence, and prayers of praise and intercession. These prayer services emerged from an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. For more information, visit www.marillaccenter.org or call 913-680-2342.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., are attending a workshop this week at the Kanuga Conference Center near Hendersonville, N.C. The event, entitled “Nuevo Amanecer” (New Dawn), will focus on developing practical tools to support a Hispanic ministry. The Rev. Art Rathbun, the development missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, will be the guest clergyman at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Aug. 31.

A Ladies Tea is planned at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, at the Cole Activity Center.

University United Methodist Church, 3148 Parallel, is planning a garage sale Sept. 5 and 6.

Village West Family Church, 2205 N. 102nd, (the former Victoria Tabernacle), plans a night of worship at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland, will hold a fall garage sale, bake sale and barbecue on Sept. 19 and 20. Food available for lunch includes hamburgers, hot dogs and brats. Homemade baked goods will be available. There will be a variety of items for sale.

Rain spoils second game of doubleheader

Game two of a doubleheader between Kansas City and St. Paul was suspended Friday night due to rain.

The game is scheduled to be resumed Saturday as part of a doubleheader (seven-inning games) at 6:05 p.m.

Kansas City starter Andy Noga retired the Saints in order in the top of the first inning. The rain began to fall before Kansas City had a chance to bat in the bottom of the first. The resulting rain delay was the second of the evening.

Ray Sadler led Kansas City to a 5-1 win in game one, going 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, an RBI and two runs scored. That would be plenty for starter Jared Messer (5-3), who allowed two runs on six hits while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings of work. Ben Hughes (4-3) took the loss.

Relief pitcher Kris Regas came in for Kansas City in the top of the seventh. As he recorded the first out of the inning, the skies opened, causing a 1 hour, 53-minute rain delay. When play resumed, Regas finished the Saints and recorded his 22nd save.

With the win in game one, Kansas City moved to 44-52 while the Saints fell to 48-48. Tickets for Saturday night are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.
– Story from T-Bones