A five-hour game was finally ended on Sunday night when the Garden City Wind scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat host Trinidad (Colo.), 11-7
The game-winning rally came on four singles, a hit batsman and two sacrifice flies, capping a four-game series — the first two in Garden City — in which the Wind took three games from the North Division-leading Triggers. The Wind improved to 8-9, and were just 3 games behind the Triggers (12-7) after Sunday’s game.
Now, after an off day Monday, the Wind take on Great Bend in a three-game series — Tuesday and Thursday at Clint Lightner and Wednesday in Great Bend — followed by another three games against Trinidad.
Sunday, Pedro Became picked up the win, tossing a scoreless eighth inning, improving his record to 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA. Guillarmo Amezquita recorded the save with a scoreless ninth.
The Wind got three hits from Matt Consigli, including a pair of doubles, and four from Clay Ardeeser in their 20-hit effort. The Wind had seven doubles, but no triples or home runs in the offensive explosion.
Trinidad was held to just 10 hits, with Wind starter Craig Jaquez lasting five innings after giving up three runs on six hits and four walks. He struck out five in the no decision.
But Trinidad starter Christian Schneider lasted just four innings, giving up 10 hits and five runs and striking out four.
The Wind and Great Bend Boom meet at Clint Lightner Stadium at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Garden City 010 420 004 — 11 20 0
Trinidad 110 013 100 — 7 10 0
Jaquez, Hilton(6), Ovalles(7), Bacame(8), Amezquita(9) and Colon. Schneider, Hannan(5), Swartout(6), Williams(8), Stonestreet(9). W—Bacame (2-0). L—Stonestreet (2-3). Sv—Amezquita (1). 2B—Garden City: Consigli 2 (2), Ardeeser (6), Colon 2 (6), Francis 2 (6); Trinidad: Sealey (8), Frazier (9).