Trailing 7-4 in the bottom of the ninth, a single and two walks loaded the bases with one out for the Sox. Chris Nash hit a bloop single to left that made it 7-5. Tim Alberts followed with a game-ending three-run double to right-center field off of Cephas Howard that prevented the Wingnuts from completing a four-game sweep to start the season.
Amarillo took the lead with a four-run fourth. With the bases loaded and one out, Fehlandt Lentini hit into a force play at second that scored Tim Alberts' with the Sox' first run. Matthew Tucker walked to re-load the bases, and then Cyle Hankerd doulbed off the bottom of the fence in right field to clear the bases and make it 4-3.
The Wingnuts re-gained the lead in the top of the seventh. Horn singled off the glove of first baseman Chris Nash to start the rally and immediately scored on Patterson's hit and run triple down the left field line. Jorge Cortes drove in Patterson with the lead run, hitting a sacrifice fly to center field.
Thomas Fitzgerald's two-out, RBI single in the top of the eighth gave Wichita a 6-4 lead.
Richardson drove in the Wingnuts' seventh run with an RBI single that plated Patterson in the ninth. Patterson led off the inning with a triple to center field.
Howard took the loss, allowing four earned runs in 0.2 IP.
Brandon Mathes worked 2.2 outstanding relief innings, allowing no runs and striking out three. Junior Guerra started for the Wingnuts and allowed four earned runs in five innings with four strikeouts in a no-decision.
Lee Henry earned the win in relief for the Sox, pitching the top of the ninth.