David Espinosa drove in the winning run to give the Lincoln Saltdogs (34-49) the lead in the ninth inning, as the Lincoln Saltdogs hung on to beat the Kansas City T-Bones (44-40) 5-4 on Thursday.After Sean M. Smith tripled, Espinosa came to the plate with the score tied at four in the ninth inning, and singled, plating M. Smith.
Chris McMurray rocked the Kansas City T-Bones with two home runs. McMurray went 2-4 in the game with three RBIs and two runs scored. McMurray homered in the second and sixth innings.
Tony Butler baffled the Kansas City T-Bones, striking out eight batters. Butler allowed no earned runs on four hits and two walks over six innings.
Justin C. Bass was solid at the plate for the Kansas City T-Bones. C. Bass went 4-5 and scored one run. He doubled in the seventh inning and singled in the first, third, and ninth innings.
Pete Parise got the win, running his season record to 6-5. Parise struck out two, walked none and gave up two hits.