It was the end of the line on Sunday evening for the Kansas City T-Bones, who lost 5-2 in 13 innings to the Sioux City Explorers.
Sioux City won its third game in the best-of-five series for Sioux City, which ends the T-Bones’ post-season.
Until the 13th inning, the game at T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas, was a pitchers’ duel, with multiple pitchers for the T-Bones.
Ramsey Romano scored the T-Bones first run in the fifth inning.
It wasn’t until the eighth inning that the T-Bones scored their second run. Danny Mars doubled, and Daniel Nava brought him in to tie the game, 2-2.
The Explorers exploded for three runs in the top of the 13th inning to take the lead, and the T-Bones were unable to answer in the bottom of the 13th.
The T-Bones were the American Association champions in 2018. This playoff series was a far cry from last year’s T-Bones’ post-season attendance, as local fans ghosted the T-Bones this year.
Nevertheless, the T-Bones gave a great performance at the final game, with excellent pitching and fielding, keeping the game close for almost all of its five hours.