Wichita Wingnuts

Wingnuts top T-Bones, stretch winning streak to nine

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.

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.

Wichita Kansas City
ab r h bi ab r h bi
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
Totals 30 4 6 4 Totals 27 2 2 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.

Wichita IP H R ER BB SO
Guerra W, 6-1 7 2 2 0 3 9
Walters 2/3 0 0 0 0 1
Bennett 1/3 0 0 0 0 0
Dew S (12) 1 0 0 0 1 1
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO
Loggins L, 2-3 6 4 3 3 4 4
Toler 2 1/3 2 1 1 0 1
Jimenez 2/3 0 0 0 1 0

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.

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