Bubba O'Donnell picked up a win in his Wingnuts debut, holding the Shreveport-Bossier Captains to three runs seven innings in a 6-3 on Tuesday in Shreveport, La.
The Wingnuts acquired O'Donnell from Newark in the Atlantic League. He was 4-5 with a 4.36 ERA.
Cephas Howard pitched a perfect ninth for his second save of the year.
Jorge Cortes hita two-run homer in the eighth to provide breathing room for Wichita. Jeff Christy had four of the Wingnuts' 15 hits.
Dowdy gone — Wingnuts closer Justin Dowdy was purchased by the Tampa Bay Rays organization on Tuesday. Dowdy was 2-1 with 17 saves and a 1.08 ERA. In 25 innings, he allowed 12 hits, walked 10 and struck out 40.
Spiers ss6020Rosario cf4000
Cortes rf3123Sabatella rf4000
Patterson cf4010Garcia 1b4121
Rivera 1b4000Karr dh4120
Bell 3b5120Marquez ss3112
Suarez 2b5120Wilson ph1000
J. Delgado dh3110Marshall lf3000
Christy c5241Peterson c3000
Pearson lf3012Urtzstgui 3b3000
Totals 38 6 15 0Totals 32o3o5o3
Wichita020 101 020 —6 Shreveport-Bossier100o000o200 —3
E—Urtuzuastegui (8). LOB—Wichita 13, Shreveport-Bossier 2. 2B—Cortes (11), Patterson (18) Christy (11), Pearson (14), Karr 2 (15). HR—Cortes (3), Garcia (12), Marquez (8). CS—Spiers (3).
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Howard S (2) 100001
DiPietro L, 7-27 2/3146624
Umpires: Home, Bryan Childe. 1B, Ryan Thacker. 3B, Lee Meyers.