The Wingnuts bullpen came to the rescue Wednesday night, limiting St. Paul to one run in 7 2/3 innings as Wichita rallied for a 7-6 victory over the Saints in St. Paul, Minn.
Brandon Mathes entered the game in the second inning and gave up one run in 3 2/3 innings. Dustin Pease, Cephas Howard and Justin Dowdy finished with four hitless innings. Pease picked up the win and Dowdy got his 11th save.
The Wingnuts trailed 6-3 after three innings. They got two runs back in the fourth. Josh Horn tripled and scored on Ryan Patterson's triple. Jorge Cortes drove home Patterson with a sacrifice fly.
Wichita tied the score 6-6 in the sixth inning when Mario Delgado singled to drive in Cortes.
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The go-ahead run came in the seventh. Saints reliever Jay D-Alessandro intentionally walked Cortes to load the bases with two outs... and then walked Jackson Melian to force in a run.
Horn ss6120Alley cf4221
Patterson cc6231Carter 2b5122
Cortes rf2321Sheldon dh3000
Melian lf2022Cooper 1b4111
Delgado dh5032Krause rf3021
Christy c4012Gabriel lf4000
Pearson 1b5000Wipke c4110
Thompson 3b5000Petersen 2b4011
Ruiz 2b4110Mays ss4110
Totals34 1 8 0Totals28o2o6o2
Wichita201 201 100 —7 St. Paul321 200 000 —6
E—Ruiz (2), Teague (1), Mays (7). DP—St. Paul 1. LOB—Wichita 13, St. Paul 7. 2B—Cortes (2), Delgado (13), Carter 2 (11), Cooper (22), Mays (5). 3B—Horn (2), Patterson (1), Wipke (3). SB—Krause (7). CS—CArter, Krause. SF—Cortes (2).
WP—Morse, Godin. Umpires—Home, Ryan Simmons; first, Mike Neubeck; third, Todd Waters. T—2:22. A—2,483.