The Garden City Wind gave up three runs in the final two innings of Friday night’s game against visiting Trinidad, Colo., resulting in a 9-8 loss in 10 innings.
The setback continued a six-game skid for the Wind, which drops to 2-14 this season.
The Wind took an 8-6 lead into the ninth inning Friday, thanks in large part to a pair of three-run home runs, the first off the bat of Daniel Williams in the third, and the second was William Bass’ blast in the eighth — the former tied the game at 5 and the latter produced the third lead change of the game.
But there was still one more lead change to come. The Triggers (11-5) tied it in the ninth, after Rick Ramirez led off the frame with a solo home run, and then an out later, Joba Ferrel walked, and then stole second and third in consecutive at bats.
That allowed Matt Eureste’s fly ball to left to turn into a sacrifice fly to send the game into extra innings, where Ferrel’s fly ball to center brought in Tim Henry, who reached earlier in the inning on a walk.
Tommy Haas did single for the Wind in the bottom half of the 10th, but was left stranded as Trinidad sealed the win.
Randy Hair took the loss, and Phil Ramos blew the save in the ninth, as the Wind used seven pitchers. Starter Trevor Wick was knocked out after just two innings, giving up five hits, a walk and four runs.
The Wind and Triggers now move the four-game series to Trinidad, where the two teams will play a 7:30 p.m. game Saturday,