Mario Delgado drove in five runs and helped the Wingnuts grab an 8-7 win over the Pheasants on Wednesday in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Chris Colton scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning when Steve Pearson doubled.
The Wingnuts scored three in the first, but Sioux Falls kept battling back all night. The Pheasants made it 3-2 in the third. Delgado singled to drive in Josh Horn in the third, but Sioux Falls responded with two runs in the fourth to make it 4-4.
Delgado's three-run homer in the fifth put Wichita on top 7-4, but Sioux Falls got two in the sixth and one in the seventh to tie it 7-7.
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Justin Dowdy struck out three in the bottom of the ninth for his fourth save.
Williams lf4210Anthonsen 2b5010
Patterson rf5121Milner rf5010
Horn ss4341Abercrombe cf5000
Delgado dh5125Torbert dh5121
Thompson 3b5000Sing 1b5220
Colton cf3100Lawhorn 3b4333
Pearson 1b4021Jobes lf4131
Christy c4010Rodriguez c2010
Brooks 2b4000Hutting ss4021
Totals38 8 12 8Totals39 7 15 6
Wichita301 030 010 — 8 Sioux Falls020 202 100 — 7
LOB—Wichita 6, Sioux Falls 7. 2B—Horn 2 (4), Patterson 2 (2), Pearson (1), Milner (4), Rodriguez (2), Hutting (0). HR—Delgado (3), Torbert (5), Lawhorn (1), Jobes. HP—Williams (1). SB—Williams (2), Horn (2). SF —Rodriguez.
Peace (W, 1-0) 221101
Dowdy (S, 4) 110003
Kane (L, 0-1) 321110
HBP—Williams (by Flores). PB—Christy. T—3:07. A—1,377.