SPRINGFIELD, MO – The Wind Surge earned at least a series split this evening with a 6-4 win over Springfield. After being called upon earlier than expected, the Wichita bullpen took over the game to lead the Surge to a game four victory.
Springfield built the
_SPRINGFIELD, MO – _The Wind Surge earned at least a series split this evening with a 6-4 win over Springfield. After being called upon earlier than expected, the Wichita bullpen took over the game to lead the Surge to a game four victory.
Springfield built the first lead of the night after scoring one run in the first and second inning. The Wind Surge tied the game at two in the top of the third. Following a Roy Morales single that pushed Austin Martin from first to third, Spencer Steer singled home Martin with a line drive to left field. Steer’s single also moved Morales to third, and Trey Cabbage duplicated what Steer did with another RBI single to left field.
In the bottom half of the third, the Cardinals took the lead back with an RBI single from Irving Lopez. Once again, the Surge were able to tie it up in the fourth inning with small ball. Andrew Bechtold lead off the inning with a single to left field and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Aaron Whitefield drove in Bechtold with a line drive to center field to tie the game at 3.
For the second time in as many innings, Springfield jumped out in front again off a Malcolm Nunez RBI single in the bottom half of the fourth. The Wind Surge were able to not only tie the game back up but take their first lead of the night in the fifth inning. Trey Cabbage hit a ground ball to the shortstop Irving Lopez and Lopez committed a throwing error trying to get Cabbage out at first. BJ Boyd was able to score from third on the play to tie the game at 4. In the next at-bat, Leobaldo Cabrera hit a line drive to center field and looked as though it may fall in front of centerfielder Nick Plummer. Plummer made a sliding catch to record the out, but Roy Morales tagged from third and scored on the play to put the Wind Surge up 5-4.
Leobaldo Cabrera closed out the night with third home run in three games. In the seventh inning and with two outs, Cabrera’s 7th of the season cleared the right center field wall to add an insurance run late in the game.
Jordan Gore allowed a leadoff walk to start the ninth to bring the tying run to the plate, but Gore buckled down and recorded a groundout and two strikeouts to end the threat and close out a 6-4 win for Wichita.
Cole Sands left after 1.1 innings pitched in his 13th start of the season. Sands left with an apparent injury after being hit in the leg by a line drive off the bat. Evan Sisk had a great relief appearance as he pitched 2.2 scoreless innings. Sisk allowed just one hit and struck out five in his outing.
NOTES: Andrew Bechtold extended his hitting streak to six games. Leobaldo Cabrera extended his hitting streak to five games.
COMING UP: Wichita will play game five of the series against the Springfield Cardinals tomorrow evening (8/21). First pitch is set for 6:05 pm from Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo. Wichita will start RHP Jordan Balazovic (4-2, 3.84 ERA) against Springfield’s LHP Domingo Robles (2-8, 6.58 ERA). RADIO/TV: KGSO 1410 AM and 93.9 FM, MiLB.TV and Windsurge.com.