Wichita Wingnuts

Wingnuts can't overcome early deficit

The Wingnuts fell behind early Saturday and never recovered, losing to the Sox 6-4 in Amarillo, Texas.

Amarillo used a three-run second inning to build a 4-1 lead against Wingnuts starter Ryan Hinson. Amarillo's Van Pope and Benji Johnson had run-scoring doubles in the inning, and Chris Nash added an RBI-single.

The Sox made it 5-1 with an unearned run in the sixth, than Cyle Hankerd homered in the seventh for a 6-1 lead.

Wichita got a run in the eighth when Brent Clevlen scored on an error, and the Wingnuts scored twice in the ninth on another Sox error and an RBI-double by Clevlen.

The series concludes tonight at 6:05 p.m., when the Wingnuts will try to salvage a split of the four games.

The Wingnuts return home Tuesday for a three-game series against Fort Worth.

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E—Horn 2 (6), Patterson (2), Pope (3), White (12). DP—Wichita 2, Amarillo 1. LOB—Wichita 9, Amarillo 6. 2B—Clevlen 2 (3), Conroy (8), Pope (7), Alberts (9), Johnson (7), White (9). HR—Hankerd (3). SB—Duran (6), Lentini (7), Pope (6). CS—Alberts (3). S—Perinar.

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WP—Hinson 2 (3), Perinar (1).

Umpires—Home, Danny Hymel; First, Asa Howard; Second, Tony Senia.

Time—2:38. Attendance—3,446.

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