WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Wingnuts tied a franchise record with their ninth consecutive win, beating the Grand Prairie AirHogs 6-5 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on Friday night.
Tied at 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth, David Peralta singled up the middle to lead off. Taylor Freeman beat out a sacrifice bunt attempt when catcher Zane Chavez tried to force out the lead runner at second base. With runners on first and second, a swinging third strike to Steve Carrillo snuck through Chavez's legs to move the winning run to third base. Ryan Khoury drove in Peralta from third with a sacrifice fly to center. Peralta slid in just ahead of center fielder Keanon Simon's throw.
Grand Prairie jumped out to an early 3-0 lead against Wingnuts' starter Jose Perez. Andres Rodriguez led off the top of the second with a home run to left field. Greg Porter followed with a single to left and scored from first on a hit-and-run double to left-center from Brian Myrow. Myrow took third on David Thomas' groundout to second, and scored on Chavez's sacrifice fly.