The Wingnuts used a three-run sixth inning to launch themselves on the way to a 4-2 win over the T-Bones on Saturday night in Kansas City, Kan., the Wingnuts’ ninth consecutive win.
The nine-game streak ties the second longest in franchise history.
The T-Bones took a 2-0 lead with two outs in the fifth inning, with Joey Gathright scoring from third and Kennard Jones scoring from second on a wild pitch by Junior Guerra and a throwing error by catcher Scott Dalrymple on the same play.
In the sixth, Jake Kahaulelio hit a leadoff single, moved to second on a passed ball and went to third on a single by John Rodriguez. With one out, Brent Clevlen hit a double, scoring Kahaulelio and moving Rodriguez to third. Abel Nieves followed with a two-run single to put Wichita ahead 3-2.
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The Wingnuts tacked on a run in the eighth when Rodriguez doubled, then scored on a single by C.J. Ziegler.
Guerra improved to 6-1 with the win and tied a career high with nine strikeouts. He and three relievers combined to limit the T-Bones to two hits. Josh Dew registered a save for the third straight night.
The Wingnuts begin a three-game series in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday evening. Anthony Capra is the scheduled starter for Wichita.
|Khoury ss||4||0||0||0||Jones cf||4||0||1||0|
|Kahaullio 2b||3||1||1||0||Goodwin ss||4||0||0||0|
|Rodriguez dh||3||2||2||0||Padgtt 1b-3b||4||0||0||0|
|Ziegler 1b||4||0||1||1||Nichols dh||2||0||0||0|
|Clevlen cf||3||1||1||1||Paramr 1b-c||3||0||0||0|
|Nieves 3b||4||0||1||2||Molina 2b||3||0||0||0|
|Loehrs rf||3||0||0||0||Rivera rf||2||0||0||0|
|Amberson rf||1||0||0||0||Yoo c||2||1||0||0|
|Dalrymple c||3||0||0||0||Davis 3b||1||0||0||0|
|McDonald cf||2||0||0||0||Gathright lf||2||1||1||0|
|Wichita||000||003||010||—||4 6 3|
|Kansas City||000||020||000||—||2 2 0|
E – Ziegler (7), Loehrs (4), Dalrymple (3). DP – Wichita 1, Kansas City 2. LOB— Wichita 6, Kansas City 4. 2B— Rodriguez (21), Clevlen (7). SB – Khoury (13), Loehrs (7), McDonald 2 (15), Jones (19). CS – Dalrymple (1). S – Rivera.
|Guerra W, 6-1||7||2||2||0||3||9|
|Dew S (12)||1||0||0||0||1||1|
|Loggins L, 2-3||6||4||3||3||4||4|
HBP — Kahaulelio by Loggins, Dalrymple by Toler, Gathright by Walters. WP — Guerra, Loggins, Jimenez. PB – Yoo. Umpires—Home, O’Leary; first, Sonntag; third, Sheets. T— 3:06. A— 7,814.