KANSAS CITY, KS – The Kansas City T-Bones notched seven-straight hits to generate six runs in the first inning and cruised to a 7-1 win over the Lincoln Saltdogs on Wednesday night.

Tyler Herron took the loss for Lincoln (22-16) after allowing seven runs over six innings.  Lucas Irvine earned the win for tossing five shutout innings for KC (22-14).

The T-Bones jumped on Herron in the first innings.  Todd Cunningham started a streak of seven consecutive hits with a one-out single.  Over the streak, KC tallied three doulbes and four singles.  Dexter Kjerstad and Mason Davis picked up two-RBI knocks in the final two hits of the streak.  The seven hits came over a span of just 17 pitches.  At one point, the T-Bones notched hits on three straight pitches and four hits over five pitches.  It was 6-0 after the first inning.

Herron settled in after the first.  The Saltdogs starter recorded four scoreless frames including a stretch of seven straight batters retired.  He faltered in the sixth, though, letting up a run on an RBI double from Cunningham.

Meanwhile, Lincoln’s offense didn’t generate any support.  The Saltdogs tallied a nine-inning-low four hits in the game.  The team’s lone run came in the ninth inning on a solo home run from Randolph Oduber, his first since returning to the Saltdogs last week.  He has hit safely in all eight games since being re-signed.

Austin Robichaux and Brad Thoutt each tossed scoreless innings of relief for the Saltdogs.

The Saltdogs try to avoid the sweep on Thursday.  First pitch against the T-Bones is at 7:05 PM with coverage beginning at 6:35 PM on ESPN 101.5 FM 1480 AM and http://www.espn1480.com/lincoln-saltdogs-baseball/.

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