A four-run top of the seventh from Kansas City was too much for Gary to overcome in the series finale on a rainy Sunday afternoon at U.S. Steel Yard as the RailCats fell to the reigning champion Kansas City T-Bones, 4-2. Despite Sunday’s loss, the ‘Cats won the first two games of the series and won five of the six matchups on the season against the reigning champions.
The Gary SouthShore RailCats signed left-handed pitch Seth Hougesen to his first professional baseball contract and re-signed Michigan City, Ind., native Robbie Coursel before Sunday’s series finale vs. the Kansas City T-Bones. In order to make room for Hougesen and Coursel on the 23-man active roster, the RailCats traded infielder Chase Dawson to the Schaumburg Boomers of the Frontier League, and placed right-handed pitcher Kaleb Fontenot on irrevocable waivers.
A four-run bottom of the first, five innings of one-run ball from rookie right-hander Jumpei Akanuma in his second professional start and a three-hit night from Colin Willis led the Gary SouthShore RailCats to a 6-3 win over the Kansas City T-Bones on Saturday night at U.S. Steel Yard in front of 4,726. The RailCats have now won a season-high-tying four straight games and improved to 5-0 against the T-Bones.
A three-run first inning and the six-out save from Felix Carvallo guided Gary to their third straight win and a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City T-Bones on Friday night at U.S. Steel Yard in front 4,823. The RailCats’ win improved their record to 4-0 against KC and dropped the T-Bones out of first place in the South Division.