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Grand Prairie beats Wingnuts 2-1

  • Published Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at 10:35 p.m.

Three Grand Prairie pitchers held Wichita to six hits and the AirHogs beat the Wingnuts 2-1 on Tuesday night in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Jared McDonald’s home run in the third inning accounted for the Wingnuts’ only run.

The AirHogs scored a run in the first when Ryan Pineda led off with a double, and scored one out later on Brian Myrow’s single.

Grand Prairie scored the game’s final run in the fifth. Kenny Held hit a leadoff single, went to third on a base hit by Angel Flores and scored on Brandon Kendricks’ ground ball out.

Wichita started Justin Klipp went seven innings and held Grand Prairie to six hits and one walk, but took the loss.

Grand Prairie’s John Strawn improved to 6-1, and Patrick Mincey picked up his 11th save.

The Wingnuts (28-16) still have the best record in the American Association and have a one-game lead over Gary SouthShore in the Central Division. Grand Prairie (24-18) is second in the South.

WichitaG. Prairie
Khoury ss4000Pineda 2b4110
Kahaullio 2b4020Pinckney 3b4010
Rodriguez dh3000Myrow lf4021
Ziegler 1b4000Rodriguez 1b4000
Clevlen cf3000Richrdsn dh2000
Armstrong c3010Held rf3110
Nieves 3b3010Flores c3010
Amberson rf3000Nishimoto ss3000
McDonald lf3121Kendricks cf3000

Grand Prairie10001000x2

E—Nishimoto (3). DP — Grand Prairie 1. LOB—Wichita 4, Grand Prairie 5. 2B— Kahaulelio (11), McDonald (14), Pineda (9), Pinckney (9). HR — McDonald (2). SB— Kahaulelio (4). CS—Clevlen (1).

Klipp L,2-1762214

Grand Prairie IP H R ER BB SO
Strawn W,6-1761115
Mincey S,11100012

WP—Klipp (1). Umpires—Home, Darius Ghani; first, Gabe Chavez; third, Patrick Mincey.

T— 2:23. A — 1,026.

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