KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Wichita Wingnuts defeated the Kansas City T-Bones 10-6 at Community America Ballpark on Saturday night.
For a second straight game, the Wingnuts overcame a late, two-run deficit to come away with the win. The Wingnuts improved to 8-0 on the road.
Trailing 6-4 in the top of the eighth, Juan Richardson drew a seven-pitch walk to lead off. C.J. Ziegler followed with a monstrous two-run homer down the left field line to tie the game. It was Ziegler's second home run of the night. David Peralta started a new rally with a bloop single to right-center and took third when Mitch Einertson ripped a double down into the left field corner. After Taylor Freeman was struck out by reliever Steven Kent, Steve Carrillo drew a pinch hit walk to load the bases with one out. Right-hander Lucas Irvine was summoned from the bullpen and threw a wild pitch on his first offering to Ryan Khoury to give the Wingnuts a 7-6 lead. Khoury then drove a sacrifice fly to right-center that scored Einertson.