The Kansas City Monarchs (22-11) settled their beef with the Milwaukee Milkmen (18-15) Sunday afternoon. On Moo Day at Legends Field, the Monarchs offense was incredible as they racked up 23 hits, 16 runs, and four home runs. Kansas City beat Milwaukee in a whopping fashion, winning 16-5.
The Monarchs got on the scoreboard first in the second inning. David Thompson led off with a triple to deep left-center. Casey Gillaspie quickly brought him home with a sacrifice fly to right field to give Kansas City a 1-0 lead.
The Milkmen responded in their top half of the third. After Mason Davis singled to right, Correlle Prime hit a two-run home run to left field to put Milwaukee up 2-1.
The Milkmen lead didn’t last long. Willie Abreu and Darnell Sweeney hit back-to-back singles to start the inning. Matt Adams stepped up to the plate and launched a three-run moonshot to home run hill as the Monarchs retook the lead, 4-2.
Kansas City added an insurance run in the fourth when Gaby Guerrero drove an RBI single to right to score Sweeney.
The Monarchs started to pour it on the Milkmen in the bottom of the fifth. The offense collected ten hits, two ground rule doubles, two home run hill bombs, and ten runs in the inning. Sweeney and Gillaspie both hammered home runs and after five innings Kansas City led 15-2.
Will Kengor hit a solo home run for Milwaukee, but the Milkman still trailed by 12. Both teams were quiet until Alexis Olmeda hit a solo shot over the home run patio to give the Monarchs a 16-3 lead.
The Milkmen scored two more runs in the ninth, but Jameson McGrane retired Dylan Kelly to end the game.
The Monarchs will go head-to-head against the Sioux City Explorers for the first game of the three-game homestand Tuesday night (6/21) at 7:00 p.m. The game can be heard on the Monarchs Broadcast Network with the pre-game beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the video stream airing on aabaseball.tv.
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WP: Lewis Thorpe (4-1)
LP: Jake Matthys (2-3)
By: GABRIEL LOPEZ