Wichita Wingnuts

Relief pitching sparks Wingnuts' win

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.

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.

WICHITAabrhbiST. PAULabrhbi

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).

WichitaIPHRERBBSO

Teague1 1/375521

Mathes3 2/331122

Pease W,2-1100012

Howard200003

Dowdy S,11100002

Howard

St. PaulIPHRERBBSO

Morse5115532

Goodin121112

Dalessandro L,2-3211131

Viola100002

WP—Morse, Godin. Umpires—Home, Ryan Simmons; first, Mike Neubeck; third, Todd Waters. T—2:22. A—2,483.

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