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Wingnuts’ Ziegler hits 30th homer in win over Saltdogs

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 10:28 p.m.

C.J. Ziegler hit his league-leading 30th home run, one of three homers for the Wingnuts in an 8-4 win over the Saltdogs on Tuesday night in Lincoln, Neb.

Ziegler’s homer started a three-run fifth inning that gave the Wingnuts a 6-0 lead. He broke the league’s single-season home run record earlier this month. He also leads the league with 98 RBIs.

Wichita’s scoring began with Brent Clevlen’s leadoff homer in the second. Ryan Khoury’s two-run single later in the inning stretched the margin to 3-0.

Adter Ziegler’s one-out homer in the fifth, Clevlen reached on an error, Abel Nieves walked and both scored on a Cole Armstrong single.

Jake Kahaulelio homered in the sixth, and Jared McDonald drove in Wichita’s final run with an eighth-inning double.

Starting pitcher Anthony Capra (7-2) struck out 11 batters in six innings.

The teams play the second of a four-game series Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Khoury ss6022Coles cf4000
Kahaullio 2b6121Espinosa 2b3010
Rdriguez dh5030Smith dh2100
Ziegler 1b4111Gac 1b4233
Clevlen cf4221Joynt rf4000
Nieves 3b4210Forgatch lf4110
Armstrong c4122Pounds 3b4010
Amberson rf3100Goodro c3000
McDonald lf5011Gomez ss4000

Wichita0300311008 14 1
Lincoln000002 1104 6 2

E – Armstrong (6), Pounds 2 (6). DP – Wichita 1, Lincoln 1. LOB — Wichita 12, Lincoln 6. 2B — Kahaulelio (22), McDonald (20). HR – Kahaulelio (16), Ziegler (30), Cleveln (14), Gac 2 (18). SB – Khoury (23), Cleveln (12), Nieves (16), Forgatch (33). CS – Kahaulelio (3). S – Amberson.

Capra W, 7-26322211
Bennett1 1/311100

Lincoln IP H R ER BB SO
Melendez L, 3-64 1/386521
Parker2 2/332222

HBP — Armstrong by Melendez (9). WP — Capra (9). Umpires—Home, Mike O’Leary; first, Ben Sontag; third, Troy Solsaa.

T — 3:01. A — 2,990.

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