KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Petey Paramore did it all for the T-Bones (33-50), winning the game with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th, as Kansas City toppled the Saltdogs (45-38) 4-3 in front of 3,572 fans at CommunityAmerica Ballpark Tuesday night.
With two outs and the bases empty in the bottom of the 10th, Paramore sent a deep drive over the right field wall off Saltdogs reliever Stayton Thomas (2-3).
Lincoln opened the game's scoring with three unearned runs in the fourth, thanks to doubles from Brian Joynt and Bryan Pounds.
Kansas City evened the score with three runs in the bottom of the seventh. The Saltdogs lost for just the third time all year when leading after six innings.
Paramore went 3-for-5 at the plate, and also threw out runners on the bases from behind the plate in each of the final two innings.
Shaun Garceau pitched eight strong innings but did not factor into the decision for the T-Bones. Chad Robinson (2-3) worked two scoreless to pick up the win.
The clubs meet for the rubber match Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. Moises Melendez (3-3, 3.79) will take on Dustin Loggins (5-5, 4.58). Radio coverage begins at 6:35 p.m. on KFOR 1240.
The Saltdogs return home to Haymarket Park for a three-game series Friday night against the Rockland Boulders. It is a Ameritas Nick Jr. Weekend with Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and Peppa Pig. For tickets go to www.saltdogs.com.