The Garden City Wind lost to the Roswell Invaders 9-5 Monday night in Roswell in the Wind’s first game against the Invaders this season. The loss to Roswell followed a 19-12 win against the Trinidad Triggers, on Sunday night, in Trinidad, Colo.
The Wind was unable to overcome the three home runs that the Invaders hit and fell behind early. The bright spots for Garden City were shortstop Joey Cecere and outfielder Cameron Ketchen as both players had three hits.
The losing pitcher for Garden City was Troy Mannebach, who allowed five runs in five innings of work. Mannebach also struck out 11 and only gave up three hits.
The Wind followed its Monday night loss to the Invaders with a 12-11 extra inning loss Tuesday night in Roswell.
Garden City jumped to an early lead, going up 4-1 after the second inning, but allowed 10 runs to the Invaders in the fourth frame. The Wind overcame this 10-run fourth inning to send the game to extra innings, but after loading the bases in the 10th inning, pitcher Kevin Delzell walked in the winning run for the Invaders.
The late push was not enough as Garden City left 19 runners stranded on base.
The Wind return home Thursday night where they start a seven game home stand against the White Sands, N.M. Pupfish. First pitch is set for 6:30 at Clint Lightner Stadium.
At press time Wednesday, Garden City was leading 4-1 in the top of the eight against the Invaders.
Garden City 220 101 221 0 -- 11 153
Roswell 010 (10)00 000 1 -- 12 118
WP— Roswell (Malone). LP— Garden City (Delzell). HR— Garden City (Ellis, Ketchen), Roswell (Cuyos). 2B— Garden City (Ketchen), Roswell (Miller). LOB— Garden City 19, Roswell 10.
Garden City 000 110 300 -- 5 105
Roswell 102 024 00x -- 9 72
WP— Roswell (Johnson). LP— Garden City (Mannebach). HR— Roswell (Miller 2, Cuyos, Lavallee). 2B— Garden City (Whitt 2), Roswell (Miller, Webb). LOB— Garden City 13, Roswell 9.
Garden City 400 021 390 -- 18 181
Trinidad 000 013 404 -- 12 164
WP— Garden City (Mayberry). LP— Trinidad (Edwards). HR— Garden City (Whitt 2, Roundtree, Rachun). 3B— Trinidad (Owens, Llewellyn). 2B— Garden City (Peralta, Rachun), Trinidad (Fudge, Henry, Brown). LOB— Garden City 10, Trinidad 9.
Garden City 001 000 125 -- 9 144
Trinidad 310 520 11x -- 13 142
WP— Trinidad (Henderson). LP— Garden City (Carrier). HR— Garden City (Peralta). 3B— Garden City (Whitt), Trinidad (Busekrus). 2B— Garden City (Rachun), Trinidad (Randle, Rutledge, Rodriguez). LOB— Garden City 8, Trinidad 10.
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