Dodge City gets pair of tight road wins over Heights
A long road trip paid off for Dodge City with a visit to Wichita Heights Monday, but it wasn't easy for the Red Demons to come away with a pair of wins.
In game one, Dodge taking a 3-2 lead to the sixth, Jordan Ellison came through for the Falcons, tying the game up at 3 on an RBI groundout, and it would need extra innings to finish.
Still tied in the 9th, Cody Ibarra scored on an error from Ellison to give Dodge a 4-3 lead. Three batters later, Omar DonJuan added some cushion to the Dodge City lead with a sac-fly to make it a 5-3 game.
That second run proved to be the difference maker, as with two on Austin Campbell hit an RBI fielder's choice to make it a 5-4 game. But with the bases loaded and two out Adrian Mendoza got Josh Sanders to groundout, giving Dodge the 5-4 win.
In game two, it was just as close, with Dodge again needing a late rally to get the win. Each team came out of the gate swinging the bats to the tune of a 5-5 tie after just two and a half innings.
Heights would plate one run in both the fourth and fifth to make it a 7-5 game with the Dodge City bats going cold.
That was until the 7th, when Noah Sowers and Erubiel Duron hit RBI singles in back-to-back at-bats to tie the game at 7. Then with two outs and the bases laoded, Mendoza walked, and DonJuan scored what would be the game-winning run.
Dodge City improves to 9-4 on the year with the sweep of the Falcons, who now sit at 4-8 overall.