The Saltdogs wrapped up their four-game exhibition schedule with a 9-1 loss at CommunityAmerica Ballpark (pictured) in Kansas City Tuesday night. Lincoln has its Opening Day roster trimmed to 23 players and is set for Thursday night’s opener at Wichita.
Leivi Ventura doubled to left center, plating Victor Mercedes to notch Lincoln’s lone run in the first inning of Tuesday’s seven-inning exhibition.
Kearney native Ryan Sheldon, the Saltdogs’ projected third starter, allowed just one run in three innings of work.
The T-Bones slugged four home runs in the game, including two from former Atlanta Braves outfielder Brandon Jones.
The Saltdogs finished the exhibition slate with a record of 0-3-1. C.J. Beatty led the way offensively for the ‘Dogs, blasting two home runs, including a grand slam Saturday in York.
Lincoln will workout Wednesday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium ahead of Opening Night Thursday at 7:05 pm against the Wichita Wingnuts. Jino Gonzalez (6-1, 1.83 ERA in 2011) is slated to toe the slab against Wichita’s Derek Blacksher. All the action can be heard on KFOR 1240.