KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Wichita Wingnuts beat the Kansas City T-Bones 6-5 at Community America Ballpark on Friday night.
Trailing 5-3 in the top of the ninth inning, Taylor Freeman cracked an opposite field, three-run home run off T-Bones' closer Jacob Wiley. Mitch Einertson drew a four-pitch walk to lead off the inning and took third base two batters later on David Peralta's single up the middle.
Matt Nevarez pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth to earn his first save of the year. Nevarez struck out Bridger Hunt and Gus Milner back-to-back for the first two outs. After Jose Duran drew a walk, Nevarez recorded the final out of the game when Mike Conroy picked off Brandon Jones' slicing line drive toward the left-center field gap.
It marked Wichita's first win this season when trailing after eight innings.
Jones gave the T-Bones a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third on a two-out, double to center field.