Blacksher propels Wingnuts to win

08/08/2012 5:00 AM

08/08/2012 11:00 PM

Derek Blacksher and two relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Wingnuts beat the Saltdogs 9-1 on Wednesday night in Lincoln, Neb.

Blacksher (7-4) gave up two hits and two walks 6 2/3 innings and struck out eight. Jared Simon retired the only batter he faced, and Dillon Wilson finished with two scoreless innings.

The Wingnuts broke open a tight game with seven runs in the eighth inning. Wilberto Ortiz opened the inning with a homer, Mark Wagner hit a two-run double, Jessie Mier hit and RBI-double and Jared McDonald had a three-run homer.

Greg Porter hit a solo home run in the fourth. Wagner, McDonald, Ryan Khoury and Mike Conroy each had two hits.

The victory allowed Wichita to maintain a 3 1/2 -game lead over Kansas City in the American Association Central Division.

Wichita Lincoln
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Khoury ss 3 1 2 0 Smith cf 4 0 0 0
Carrillo 3b/ph 1 0 0 0 Rohan 1b 4 0 0 0
Conroy cf 4 1 2 1 Espinosa 2b 3 1 1 0
Rodriguez dh 5 0 0 0 Wilder pr 0 0 0
Wagner 1b 5 1 2 1 Holdren dh 4 0 1 0
Porter 3b/lf 4 1 1 1 Provencher rf 4 0 0 0
Peralta rf 3 1 1 0 Pounds 3b 3 0 1 1
Mier c 4 1 1 1 Forgatch lf 3 0 0 0
Morioka c 0 0 0 0 Miller c 2 0 0 0
McDonald 2b/lf 4 2 2 3 Chacoa ss 3 0 0 0
Ortiz 2b/ss 3 1 1 1
Totals 36 9 12 8 Totals30 1 3 1
Wichita 000 110 070 9 12 0
Lincoln 000 000 100 1 3 1

E— Rohan (15). LOB— Wichita 4, Lincoln 4. DP— Lincoln 1. 2B— Wagner (6), Mier (6), Pounds (1). HR — Porter (9), McDonald (5), Ortiz (3). S — Conroy. SB — Khoury (26), Peralta (18).

Wichita IP H R ER BB SO
Blacksher W, 7-4 6 2/3 2 1 1 2 8
Simon 1/3 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson 2 1 0 0 0 1
Lincoln IP H R ER BB SO
Edwards L, 4-6 7 8 4 4 1 4
Quinowski 2/3 1 3 3 1 1
Parise 1/3 2 2 2 0 0
Parker 1 1 0 0 0 0

HBP — by Edwards (Ortiz). PB — Miller.

Umpires — home, Justin Anderson; first, Joe Pascucci; third, Justin Post. T — 2:43. A — 2,647.

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