Jul 22, 2021 10:25 AM

Surge power to win Wednesday in Little Rock

Posted Jul 22, 2021 10:25 AM

LITTLE ROCK, AR– A trio of home runs lifted Wichita to a 6-4 victory in game two against the Arkansas Travelers Wednesday. The Surge now lead their division by three games over Tulsa.

Wichita opened the scoring off the bat of Trey Cabbage in the top of the second inning. Leading off the inning, Cabbage belted his fifth home run.

The Surge tacked on three more in the top of the fourth off another home run ball. With two on, BJ Boyd was deep in a battle against Arkansas starting pitcher Adam Hill fouling off five straight pitches after working a 3-2 count. The 11th pitch paid off for Boyd as he blasted a no-doubter into the Arkansas bullpen for his fifth shot of the year and pushed the Wind Surge lead to a four-run advantage.

The Travelers ended the shutout in the bottom of the fifth inning before Wichita plated two more runs in the next half inning. Andrew Bechtold added his team-high 12th home run of the year in the top of the sixth to give Wichita its largest lead of the night at 6-1.

A three-run home run by Arkansas’ Zach DeLoach cut the Surge lead down to a manageable three runs but the Travelers were unable to cut in any further as the Surge took game two against the Travelers, 6-4.

The series continues Thursday night at 7:10 p.m. in Little Rock.