The Wichita Wingnuts defeated the El Paso Diablos 8-5 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on Saturday night.
In the Wingnuts' regularly scheduled game against El Paso, Junior Guerra led the Wingnuts with seven strong innings to earn his first win of the season. Guerra allowed just one earned run on three hits, walked one, and struck out three. Guerra retired the leadoff hitter in every inning, and retired the first two hitters in each of the first six. The right-hander needed only 93 pitches to get through seven full innings.
After falling behind 1-0 on a Gerardo Avila home run in the top of the second, the Wingnuts rallied for six runs in the bottom of the inning against left-handed starter Josh Blanco. Josh Workman drew a leadoff walk and advanced to third when Edwin Bellorin doubled to the right-center field fence. Mike Conroy walked to load the bases, and after Blanco struck out Evan Button, Josh Horn singled through the left side to give Wichita a 2-1 lead.