T-Bones lose South Division championship 5-2 to Sioux City in 13 innings

Sioux City celebrated after winning the South Division championship Sunday over the T-Bones, 5-2, in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Action from Sunday evening’s T-Bones playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. The T-Bones lost 5-2 in 13 innings to the Sioux City Explorers, who won the South Division title. (Staff photo)

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.

More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Fans participated in fun events between innings at Sunday’s T-Bones game. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Fans participated in fun events between innings at Sunday’s T-Bones game. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Fans participated in fun events between innings at Sunday’s T-Bones game. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Fans participated in fun events between innings at Sunday’s T-Bones game. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Fun events were held between innings at Sunday’s T-Bones game. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Fans watched Sunday’s T-Bones game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Fans watched Sunday’s T-Bones game in Kansas City, Kansas.
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. Pitcher Carlos Diaz had to leave the game with a leg injury in the 10th inning, after two scoreless innings. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More action from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Crews put the tarp on the field after the end of Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
The crowd was sparse at Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game with Sioux City, at T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo)
Daniel Nava (2) was congratulated after getting a hit that scored a run in Sunday’s T-Bones game. (Staff photo)
A sliding catch in the outfield at Sunday’s T-Bones game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo)
Christian Correa takes a swing at Sunday’s T-Bones playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo)
More scenes from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo)
More scenes from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo)
More scenes from Sunday’s T-Bones’ playoff game in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo)

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