The Wingnuts fell behind four times Saturday night, but rallied each time and beat Amarillo 17-16 on Saturday in Amarillo, Texas.
The Wingnuts' eight-run eighth inning was difference, highlighted by a grand slam from catcher Edwin Bellorin.
Hitting highlights were plentiful — all nine starters had at least one hit, and all nine scored at least one run. Seven of the nine had an RBI. Juan Delgado was 3 for 4 and scored three runs. Juan Richardson and Mike Conroy also scored three times.
Pitching highlights were less plentiful. Starter Trent Lare lasted four innings and allowed eight runs. Thomas Fitzgerald started the game in left field, then came to pitch in the eighth. He allowed two runs in the eighth, then left after loading the bases with two outs in the ninth. Closer Josh Dew allowed a single and a double before getting the game's final out.
Wichita scored in six innings, Amarillo in seven innings.
The teams have combined for 56 runs the past two nights.
Horn ss5121Lentini cf7354
Fitzfrld lf-p6210Tucker 2b5332
Dew p0000Hankerd rf5112
Patterson cf4212Cruz lf6245
Richrdson 3b4320Nash 1b5011
Delgado 1b4333Alberts dh5121
Workman dh6122Butler c6230
Mathes lf0000De La Garza 3b5210
Bellorin c4125White ss4231
Totals39 12 19 1240 11 12 11
Wichita012 114 080 — 17 Amarillo110 610 223 — 16
E—Lare, Lentini, Tucker 2, Butler. LOB—Wichita 11, Amarillo 13. 2B—Horn, Patterson, Lentini 2, Tucker, Cruz. 3B—Lentini. HR—Delgado (1), Bellorin (1). SB—Horn, Conroy, Button, Cruz, De la Garza. CS—White. SF—Horn, Conroy, Patterson, Hankerd.
Dew S,3 1/320000
Oliver L,0-11 1/358510
HBP—by Lare (Tucker 2), by Allen (Patterson), by Chambliss (Delgado). WP—Lare 2, Singleton, Allen. PB—Butler 2.
Umpires—Home, Travis Godec; first, Bryan Childe; third, Ben LaBlanc.