SPRINGDALE, Ark. (
) - A costly error committed by the San Antonio Missions (59-60/23-26) allowed for a bases loaded opportunity for Micah Gibbs in the bottom of the ninth inning
The Naturals catcher shot a 2-0 pitch back up the middle to score Orlando Calixte
from third base to send the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (48-70/24-25) home a winner with a 4-3 final on Saturday night at Arvest Ballpark. The victory will set up a rubber-match on Sunday evening.
Calixte led off the ninth inning with a single off Missions' reliever RHP Leonel Campos (1-4, 4.66) followed by a Juan Graterol single which brought up Angel Franco. San Antonio second baseman Cory Spangenberg kicked a routine double-play ball off the bat of Franco which loaded the bases for Gibbs. The former 3rd round draft pick delivered for the Naturals fifth walk-off victory of the season.