Avila’s homer helps Wingnuts halt four-game skid
07/07/2012 5:00 AM
07/07/2012 10:36 PM
Wingnuts newcomer Garardo Avila hit a three-run homer in the eighth to break a tie and give Wichita a 6-3 win on Saturday night in Amarillo, Texas.
The win snapped a four-game losing streak.
Avila, who joined the team Friday, homered with two outs in the eighth. The Sox had intentionally walked John Rodriguez ahead of Avila’s homer.
Avila, a first baseman, had been playing for River City in the Frontier League before coming to the Wingnuts on Friday.
Rodriguez drove in Wichita’s first two runs with a single in the third inning. Sean Smith’s sacrifice fly scored Steve Carrillo in teh fourth.
Wingnuts starter Derek Blacksher (5-2) pitched 7 1/3 innings and got the win. Matt Nevarez walked two batters but struck out three in the bottom of the ninth to record his fifth save.
|Khoury ss||4||1||2||0||White ss||4||0||0||0|
|McDonald 2b||4||1||1||0||Tucker 3b||4||0||1||0|
|Rodriguez dh||3||1||1||2||Opitz 2b||4||0||0||0|
|Avila 1b||4||1||1||3||Alberts rf||3||1||1||0|
|Carrillo 3b||4||1||1||0||Buschini lf||4||1||2||1|
|Peralta rf||4||0||1||0||Espinosa 1b||4||0||1||0|
|Smith cf||3||0||1||0||Lofgren dh||3||1||2||1|
|Freeman c||4||0||1||0||Rau pr||0||0||0||0|
|Conroy lf||3||1||0||0||Abeita c||4||0||0||0|
LOB—Wichita 2, Amarillo 5. DP—Wichita 2. 2B—Carrillo (4), Alberts (13). 3B—Lofgren (1). HR—Avila (1). SB—Buschini (15). CS — Peralta. SF — Smith.
|Blacksher W,5-2||7 1/3||7||3||3||0||4|
WP — Bartleski. PB — Freeman 2. Umpires — home, Delmont; first, Nolen; second, Howard. T —2:32. A —3,072.
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