The Wichita Wingnuts improved to 5-1 Tuesday behind a strong performance by starting pitcher Nick Singleton. The righthander allowed five hits and no runs in six innings as Wichita beat homestanding Fort Worth 3-1.
All of the Wingnuts’ runs came in the fourth inning, when Jorge Delgado singled in two runs and Edwin Bellorin singled in another.
Fort Worth’s scored its only run in the seventh inning wtih a Jeremy Sauceda home run off Wichita reliever Jared Simon.
Wichita and Fort Worth wrap up their three-game series tonight. The Wingnuts then return home to take on El Paso in their home opener.
Wingnuts add pitcher —
Right-hander Jonathan Ellis, signed Tuesday, will start for the Wingnuts today in Fort Worth. Ellis pitched in the Atlantic League last season and was a sixth-round pick of the San Diego Padres in the 2004 draft. He has a 31-26 career record with a 3.90 ERA. Wichita placed pitcher Dan Grybash on the 30-day inactive list.