Wichita Wingnuts

Wingnuts rally from 4-0 deficit to beat Joplin in ninth inning

The Wingnuts scored five runs in the final three innings Monday night, rallying from a 4-0 deficit to beat the Joplin Blasters 5-4 on T.J. Mittelstaedt’s ninth-inning home run at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Held scoreless through six innings by Mario Morales, the Wingnuts scored two in the seventh inning when Christian Stringer hit an RBI triple and scored on Zack Cox’s groundout.

An inning later, Harrison Kain singled to left field to drive in Matt Chavez and Nick Van Stratten, who had both reached base on hits.

Joplin left two men on in the ninth inning, then the Wingnuts’ first two batters were retired before Mittelstaedt hit a 2-2 pitch out of the park to win the game.

Joplin

Wichita

ab

r

h

bi

ab

r

h

bi

Glasser dh

3

2

2

1

Stringer 2b

4

1

2

1

Valentin 1b

5

0

3

1

Cox 3b

5

0

1

1

Gomez 2b

5

0

1

0

Clevlen dh

5

0

1

0

Krueger rf

3

0

0

1

Mttlstdt lf

4

1

1

1

Huth cf

4

0

1

0

Chavez 1b

4

1

3

0

Sullivan c

4

0

1

0

VnStrttn rf

4

1

1

0

Polston ss

4

1

1

0

Kain cf

4

0

1

2

Johnson lf

4

1

1

0

Medina c

4

1

1

0

Leon 3b

4

0

0

1

Vargas ss

3

0

0

0

Totals

36

4

10

4

Totals

37

5

11

5

Joplin

030

010

000

4

Wichita

000

000

221

5

Two outs when winning run scored.

LOB — Joplin 8, Wichita 9. 2B — Glasser, VanStratten, Medina. 3B — Sullivan, Stringer. HR — Mittelstaedt (16). SB — Glasser (16), Stringer (21), Kain (15). SF — Krueger.

Joplin

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Morales

6.1

7

2

2

1

3

Castillo

1

0

0

0

0

0

Fuentes

0

3

2

2

0

0

Romero

1

0

0

0

1

1

Picht L,1-4

0.1

1

1

1

0

0

Wichita

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Pratt

6

8

4

4

1

4

Devine

1

0

0

0

0

0

Pardo

1

1

0

0

0

2

Reed W,6-3

1

1

0

0

0

2

HBP — Glasser by Reed, Stringer by Morales.

T— 2:39. A— 1,553.

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