Wingnuts starter Gabe Medina battled through 6 2/3 innings, giving his teammates enough time to pull out an 8-5 win over Fort Worth on Wednesday in Fort Worth.
The win allowed Wichita to keep pace with first-place Sioux Falls in the American Association North Division second-half race. The Wingnuts are a half game behind in the league's final week of play.
The Wingnuts scored four runs in the first. That lead vanished in the fifth when Kelley Gulledge hit a game-tying three-run homer to make it 5-5.
Cesar Suarez was the only Wingnut who didn't score a run Wednesday, but he drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly.
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Michael Bell's two-out, two-run homer in the eighth gave Wichita a three-run lead.
Dustin Cameron worked a scoreless ninth against his former team to pick up the save.
The Wingnuts are off today. They return home Friday to begin a three-game series against El Paso to wrap up the regular season.
Suarez 2b4001Thompson dh5020
Cortes rf3111Fryer cf4120
Rivera 1b4111Allen 1b2110
Gonzalez lf4111Gulledge c3113
J. Delgado dh3111Sauceda rf4000
Bell 3b4123Morales ss3100
Christy c4110Duran 3b4120
Horn ss3110McCoola 2b4011
Totals 32 8 9 8Totals 33o5o10o5
Wichita400 010 210 —8 9 1 Fort Worth020o030o000 —5 10 0
E—Rivera (1). DP—Wichita. LOB—Wichita 3, Fort Worth 7. 2B—Bell (19), Thompson (12). HR—Bell (3), Gulledge (10). SB—Allen (11), Morales (4). CS—Thompson (1), Duran (5), McCoola (5). SF—Suarez (2), Bibbs (1).
Medina W, 5-76 2/395447
Cameron S (2) 110000
Fernandez L, 5-9786624
WP—Medina. PB—Christy. Umpires: Home, Bryan Child. 1B, Cale Smith. 3B, Lee Meyers.