The best of 2013-14 series is a periodic infographic series leading up to the 2014-15 season that will highlight Park University's best moments in 2013-14.
From the Kansas City T-Bones...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The T-Bones announced earlier this week that they signed right-handed pitcher Derek Gordon.
Gordon, who is a younger brother of Royals' outfielder Alex Gordon, was a four-year starter at Park University where he posted a career record of 24-8 with a 3.35 ERA and 172 strikeouts in 212 innings pitched. Gordon has the most career wins and strikeouts in school history, setting both marks during his senior season.
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Gordon went 6-3 with a 3.12 ERA and 52 strikeouts for the Pirates in 2014, leading the team in all three categories.
Gordon, who went to Winnipeg with the T-Bones, made his professional debut Thursday night in Kansas City's 18-10 loss to the Goldeyes. He struck out one and didn't allow a baserunner in 1 inning of relief.
In other roster moves, the T-Bones have placed pitcher Mike Nannini on irrevocable waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release, and they have placed pitcher Derek Loera on the disabled list.
From The Kansas City Star...
GAME RECAP: The T-Bones swept a doubleheader behind 14 total runs and solid outings by starting pitchers Casey Barnes and Derek Gordon.
AT THE PLATE: Robby Kuzdale went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored over both games.