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Wingnuts win playoff opener in 12 innings

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013, at 11:51 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013, at 11:51 p.m.

American Association semifinals

Wednesday

Wichita 2, Grand Prairie 0, 12 innings

Thursday

Wichita at Grand Prairie, 7:05 p.m.

Friday

Grand Prairie at Wichita, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday

Grand Prairie at Wichita, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday

Grand Prairie at Wichita, 7:05 p.m.

After 11 scoreless innings, the first run of the Wingnuts’ playoff opener Wednesday night scored … on an RBI-walk.

Johnny Bowden battled back from an 0-2 count to draw a walk with the bases loaded, forcing in John Rodriguez and sending the Wingnuts on the way to a 2-0 win over the AirHogs in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Rodriguez opened the 12th with a single, moved to second on a one-out single by Brent Clevlen and moved to third on a walk to Abel Nieves. Bowden was called on to pinch-hit for Cole Armstrong, and drew the walk. David Amberson followed with a single to score Clevlen.

Junior Guerra started and pitched six scoreless innings for the Wingnuts. Five relievers followed with six scoreless innings, allowing just one hit.

The Wingnuts lead the best-of-5 series 1-0. The series continues Thursday night in Grand Prairie.

WichitaGrand Prairie
abrhbiabrhbi
Khoury ss4000Pinckney 3b5010
Kahllio 2b5000A.Rdrguz 1b6020
J.Rdrguz dh4130Karr dh5000
Ziegler 1b5000Newell lf4010
Clevlen cf5110Pineda 2b4000
Nieves 3b4000Mozingo rf4000
Armstrg c3000Flores c5010
Bwdn ph-c0001Kiniry cf3010
Ambrsn rf5021Nishimt ss5000
McDnld lf4000
Totals39262Totals41060

Wich0000000000022
GP0000000000000

E— Kahaulelio, Nieves. DP— Wichita 2, Grand Prairie 1. LOB— Wichita 7, Grand Prairie 13. 2B— Kiniry. SB — J.Rodriguez, Kiniry 2. CS — J.Rodriguez 2.

WichitaIPHRERBBSO
Guerra650056
Bennett100011
Walters 100012
Aizenstadt200011
Holdzkom W,1-0110000
Dew S,1100001

Grand Prairie IP H R ER BB SO
Wilkerson730045
Potts1 1/300001
Mincey 1 2/3000000
Quinowski1/300000
Nikonchik L,0-1122211
Bargas2/310010

WP — Wilkerson. Umpires—Home, Art Thigpen; fisrt, Mitch Morgan; second, Mike O’Leary; third, Joe Pascucci.

T— 4:26. A— 585.

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