Ryan Patterson went 3 for 5 with a pair of three-run home runs to lead the Wichita Wingnuts to a 12-5 win over Pensacola at Pensacola, Fla. Patterson finished with seven RBIs to tie the Wingnuts' single-game record.
Trailing 3-2 in the top of the fourth inning, Wichita rallied to take a 4-3 lead on an RBI single from Jorge Cortes before Patterson connected for his first home run and a 7-3 Wingnuts lead.
Patterson hit his second home run in the seventh. Adam Cowart pitched 5 1/3 innings with five strikeouts and one earned run for the win.
The Wingnuts start a three-game series against the Shreveport Captains today at Shreveport, La.
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Spiers ss4331Leandro cf3121
Cortes rf5321Gonzalez ss4020
Patterson cf5237Palmisano c5000
Rivera 1b5011Brito 1b5111
Bell 3b4020Alonso dh4100
Suarez 2b5000Rodriguez lf5130
Delgado dh4331Leon 2b5111
Christy c5110Brown 3b3010
Pearson lf5011Christison rf4001
Wichita011 501 400 — 12 Pensacola030 100 100 — 5
E—Spiers, Bell, Pearson, Christison. LOB — Wichita 9, Pensacola 11. 2B — Leandro (18). 3B —Cortes (1). HR — Patterson 2 (10, Dlgado (1), Brito (14. SF — Leandro. SB — Spiers 3 (30), Delgado (1).
Cowart W,4-65 2/374115
Nathanson L,4-53 1/386612
HB — Patterson , Delgado (by Nathanson); Leandro (by Cowart). T — 3:37. A — 883.