Archive for Wednesday, July 12, 2006

T-Bones open 2nd half with ‘W’

July 12, 2006

Kansas City didn't clinch the Northern League East Division pennant for the first half of the season, but the T-Bones could make a run for the second half title.

The T-Bones finished the first half with a 22-26 record, nine games behind first-place Schaumburg, Ill., in the East Division. Kansas City placed third in the East Division, as Gary, Ind., finished second with a 24-24 record.

The first half ended Sunday, but Kansas City started in the right direction with a 5-2 win against Edmonton on Monday in Kansas City, Kan.

Kansas City played Edmonton again Tuesday and will finish the three-game set at 11:05 a.m. today against the Cracker-Cats.

For the second half, the teams start again with no wins and no losses. If the T-Bones finish the second half in first place, they will qualify for the postseason.

After the series with Edmonton, the T-Bones travel to Schaumburg to take on the Flyers for another three-game set beginning Friday.

On Tuesday, Kansas City will host the Northern League All-Star Game, which will be played Tuesday at the T-Bones home field, CommunityAmerica Ballpark. The T-Bones will be back in action beginning July 20 with a four-game home series against the Calgary Vipers. That homestand will conclude with a three-game series against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, July 24-26.

Upcoming schedule

Today EDMONTON 11:05 a.m.

Friday at Schaumburg 6:45 p.m.

Saturday at Schaumburg 6:20 p.m.

Sunday at Schaumburg 12:05 p.m.

Tuesday ALL-STAR GAME 7:05 p.m.

July 20 CALGARY 7:05 p.m.

July 21 CALGARY 7:05 p.m.

July 22 CALGARY 7:05 p.m.

July 23 CALGARY 5:05 p.m.

July 24 FARGO-MOORHEAD 7:05 p.m.

July 25 FARGO-MOORHEAD 7:05 p.m.

July 26 FARGO-MOORHEAD 11:05 a.m.

Standings

First half

East Division

W L GB

Schaumburg 31 17 --

Gary 24 24 7

Kansas City 22 26 9

Joliet 16 32 15

Second half

East Division

W L GB

Joliet 1 0 --

Kansas City 1 0 --

Gary 0 0 0.5

x-Schaumburg 0 0 0.5

West Division

W L GB

Calgary 0 0 --

x-Fargo-Moorhead 0 0 --

Edmonton 0 1 0.5

Winnipeg 0 1 0.5

x-denotes first half champion

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