The Wingnuts rallied from three runs down to beat the Pensacola Pelicans 6-4 on Saturday in Pensacola, Fla.
Wichita trailed 4-1 entering the sixth. The Wingnuts got one run back when Mike Bell hit a one-out double and scored on a single by Jorge Delgado. The made it 4-3 in the eighth when Delgado hit a two-out single, the scored on a double by Jeff Christy.
Jorge Cortes, Ryan Patterson and Carlos Rivera led off the ninth with consecutive singles to load the bases against All-Star closer Ron Hill. After Bell struck out, Cesar Suarez gave Wichita the lead with a slow roller to the left side that Hill grabbed and throw errantly into right field. Suarez was credited with a single.
Jeff Christy followed with a single to score Rivera.
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Brandon Mathes and Dustin Pease combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. Justin Dowdy worked a perfect ninth for his 17th save.
Spiers ss5121Leandro cf1100
Cortes rf5120Gonzalez ss3000
Patterson cf5110Palmisano c5010
Rivera 1b4110Alonso 3b3100
Bell 3b5110Brito 1b4133
Suarez 2b4021Rodriguez lf4000
Delgado dh5131Leon dh4010
Sharp c1000Brown 2b4020
Christy c4022Christison rf3110
Wichita100 001 013 —o 6 Pensacola002 020 000 — 4
E—Bell (7), Hill (1). LOB—Wichita 11, Pensacola 8. 2B—Cortes (10, Bell (16), Christy (10), Brown (2), Christison (6). HR—Spiers (3), Brito (13).
Teague5 1/38424 5 Mathes1 1/300002
Pease W, 5-11 1/300004
Dowdy S, 17100002
Hill L, 3-31 1/343213