Chandler, AZ- Johnny Gilleras delivered his first hit of the season at the biggest time of the tenth inning for the Thunderbirds as it put Mesa ahead 4-3 and helped put away Chandler-Gilbert Tuesday afternoon.
Mesa's bats were quiet till the seventh inning when down 3-0, they used classic Tony Cirelli "small ball" to put guys on, move them over and get them in.
The inning started off with a Drew Bailey walk, followed by a Hunter Bross sac bunt attempt that ended up being a bunt single because of the hustle of Bross to get to first. After a balk moved Bailey and Bross up, a Coyote wild pitch scored Bailey and moved Bross to third.
Kody Funderburk then grounded softly to second which allowed Bross to score from third, making it a 3-2 contest.
In the top of the tenth, with the bases loaded and one out, Johnny Gilleras singled to left field to score Mitchell Morimoto and give Mesa the go ahead 4-3 lead.
Ohanian finished the 10th and recorded the save.
Mesa and Chandler-Gilbert will be back at it tomorrow in Mesa, first pitch at 3 p.m.