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Wingnuts walk-off on wild pitch

By Jenn Bates, jbates@kwch.com
Published On: Jun 21 2014 11:01:31 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. -

Brent Clevlen's heads-up base-running skills gave Wichita a walk-off 8-7 win over the Fargo-Moorehead RedHawks on Saturday night.

After reaching on a ground rule double Clevlen advanced to third on a wild pitch.  A second straight wild pitch allowed Clevlen to score and earn the walk-off win.  

The Wingnuts trailed 7-5 into the 8th inning and scored one run in the bottom of the 8th and 9th innings respectively to complete the victory.

Wichita used 5 pitchers on the night with Matt Nevarez eventually earning the win.  Starter Anthony Capra received a no decision.

J.T. Wise hit his third home run of the series in the bottom of the 6th inning.  It was Wise's threatening bat that forced the wild pitches by Nate Garcia.  Garcia was attempting to intentionally walk Wise when he threw the consecutive wild pitches allowing the winning run to score.

The win gives Wichita a 6 game lead in the South division and a 25-11 overall record.

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