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Avila’s homer helps Wingnuts halt four-game skid

  • Eagle sports
  • Published Saturday, July 7, 2012, at 10:36 p.m.

Wingnuts newcomer Garardo Avila hit a three-run homer in the eighth to break a tie and give Wichita a 6-3 win on Saturday night in Amarillo, Texas.

The win snapped a four-game losing streak.

Avila, who joined the team Friday, homered with two outs in the eighth. The Sox had intentionally walked John Rodriguez ahead of Avila’s homer.

Avila, a first baseman, had been playing for River City in the Frontier League before coming to the Wingnuts on Friday.

Rodriguez drove in Wichita’s first two runs with a single in the third inning. Sean Smith’s sacrifice fly scored Steve Carrillo in teh fourth.

Wingnuts starter Derek Blacksher (5-2) pitched 7 1/3 innings and got the win. Matt Nevarez walked two batters but struck out three in the bottom of the ninth to record his fifth save.

WichitaAmarillo
abrhbiabrhbi
Khoury ss4120White ss4000
McDonald 2b4110Tucker 3b4010
Rodriguez dh3112Opitz 2b4000
Avila 1b4113Alberts rf3110
Carrillo 3b4110Buschini lf4121
Peralta rf4010Espinosa 1b4010
Smith cf3010Lofgren dh3121
Freeman c4010Rau pr0000
Conroy lf3100Abeita c4000
Kain cf3010
Totals 33696Totals33382

Wichita0021000306
Amarillo0100101003

LOB—Wichita 2, Amarillo 5. DP—Wichita 2. 2B—Carrillo (4), Alberts (13). 3B—Lofgren (1). HR—Avila (1). SB—Buschini (15). CS — Peralta. SF — Smith.

WichitaIPHRERBBSO
Blacksher W,5-27 1/373304
Walters2/310001
Nevarez S,5100023

AmarilloIPHRERBBSO
Bartleski L,0-4896612
Povich100000

WP — Bartleski. PB — Freeman 2. Umpires — home, Delmont; first, Nolen; second, Howard. T —2:32. A —3,072.

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