(WICHITA, Kan.) — The Wichita Wingnuts (29-9) defeated the St. Paul Saints (17-19) 6-5 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on Wednesday night.
Trailing 5-0 in the bottom of the ninth, the Wingnuts staged an amazing rally, sending 11 men to the plate to score six runs and win the game.
C.J. Ziegler led off the inning with a double down the left field line and took third when David Peralta legged out an infield single on a chopper up the middle. Justin Tellam doubled to the center field fence to drive in Zeigler and cut St. Paul's lead to 5-1. Jared McDonald smacked a three-run home run to left-center that pulled the Wingnuts within one. After Saints' reliever Anthony Claggett retired Mike Conroy on a groundout to first, Ryan Khoury lined a home run to left to tie the score.
Jake Kahaulelio singled through the left side to put the winning run on base. Claggett was then relieved by Reid Mahon. John Rodriguez chased Kahaulelio to third with a line drive double to left-center. Juan Richardson was intentionally walked to load the bases. Mahon retired Ziegler on a foul popup, before walking Peralta on four pitches to force home Kahaulelio.