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.
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.