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Wingnuts top T-Bones, stretch winning streak to nine

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 11 p.m.
  • Updated Sunday, July 14, 2013, at 6:40 a.m.

The Wingnuts used a three-run sixth inning to launch themselves on the way to a 4-2 win over the T-Bones on Saturday night in Kansas City, Kan., the Wingnuts’ ninth consecutive win.

The nine-game streak ties the second longest in franchise history.

The T-Bones took a 2-0 lead with two outs in the fifth inning, with Joey Gathright scoring from third and Kennard Jones scoring from second on a wild pitch by Junior Guerra and a throwing error by catcher Scott Dalrymple on the same play.

In the sixth, Jake Kahaulelio hit a leadoff single, moved to second on a passed ball and went to third on a single by John Rodriguez. With one out, Brent Clevlen hit a double, scoring Kahaulelio and moving Rodriguez to third. Abel Nieves followed with a two-run single to put Wichita ahead 3-2.

The Wingnuts tacked on a run in the eighth when Rodriguez doubled, then scored on a single by C.J. Ziegler.

Guerra improved to 6-1 with the win and tied a career high with nine strikeouts. He and three relievers combined to limit the T-Bones to two hits. Josh Dew registered a save for the third straight night.

The Wingnuts begin a three-game series in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday evening. Anthony Capra is the scheduled starter for Wichita.

WichitaKansas City
Khoury ss4000Jones cf4010
Kahaullio 2b3110Goodwin ss4000
Rodriguez dh3220Padgtt 1b-3b4000
Ziegler 1b4011Nichols dh2000
Clevlen cf3111Paramr 1b-c3000
Nieves 3b4012Molina 2b3000
Loehrs rf3000Rivera rf2000
Amberson rf1000Yoo c2100
Dalrymple c3000Davis 3b1000
McDonald cf2000Gathright lf2110

Wichita0000030104 6 3
Kansas City0000200002 2 0

E – Ziegler (7), Loehrs (4), Dalrymple (3). DP – Wichita 1, Kansas City 2. LOB— Wichita 6, Kansas City 4. 2B— Rodriguez (21), Clevlen (7). SB – Khoury (13), Loehrs (7), McDonald 2 (15), Jones (19). CS – Dalrymple (1). S – Rivera.

Guerra W, 6-1722039
Walters 2/300001
Bennett 1/300000
Dew S (12)100011

Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO
Loggins L, 2-3643344
Toler2 1/321101

HBP — Kahaulelio by Loggins, Dalrymple by Toler, Gathright by Walters. WP — Guerra, Loggins, Jimenez. PB – Yoo. Umpires—Home, O’Leary; first, Sonntag; third, Sheets. T— 3:06. A— 7,814.

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