The Wingnuts scored three unearned runs in the ninth inning against former major-leaguer Hector Carrasco and beat the Shreveport-Bossier Captains 9-7 on Wednesday in Shreveport, La.
Ryan Patterson led off the ninth with a single, then Carlos Rivera reached first on an error by Captains shortshop Jeff Hulett. Michael Bell followed with a sacrifice attempt that Carrasco fielded and threw to third. Glenn Wilson couldn't handle the throw, which bounced into foul territory, allowing Patterson to score. After Cesar Suarez's sacrifice move the runners to second and third, Jorge Delgado hit a two-run single to give the Wingnuts the lead.
Wichita scored five runs in the first, but gave away the lead when the Captains scored five runs — four unearned — in the fourth inning. After reclaiming the lead with a run in the sixth, the Wingnuts allowed two in the bottom of the eighth to fall behind.
Starter Gabe Medina went six innings and struck out 10 for the Wingnuts.
The Wingnuts are off tonight, then resume their 13-game road trip on Friday in Sioux City, Iowa.
Spiers ss4100Rosario cf5024
Cortes rf4111Peterson c5030
Patterson cf4110Garcia 1b5000
Rivera 1b5210Karr Jr. dh4110
Bell 3b5212Sabatella rf4100
Suarez 2b3110Marshall lf4231
J. Delgado dh4034Urtzstgui 2b4111
Christy c5000Hulett ss3211
Pearson lf5121Wilson 3b3000
Totals 39 9 10 8Totals 38o7o11o7
Wichita500 001 003 —9 10 3 Shreveport-Bossier000o500o020 —7 11 4
E—Spiers 2 (4), Christy (10), Urtuzuastegui (9), Hulett (2), Wilson 2 (5). LOB—Wichita 9, Shreveport-Bossier 7. 2B—Cortes (12), Pearson (15), Marshall (4), Hulett (1). SB—Peterson 2 (10), Karr Jr. (5). CS—Rosario (12).
Howard W, 3-21 1/320002
Carrasco L, 1-4123001
WP—Rodriguez (1).. Umpires: Home, Ryan Thacker. 1B, Lee Meyers. 3B, Bryan Childe.