Nieves, McDonald spark Wingnuts’ 11-0 win

06/12/2013 12:02 AM

06/12/2013 12:03 AM

Abel Nieves and Jared McDonald each homered and drove in four runs as the Wingnuts beat the Goldeyes 11-0 on Tuesday night in Winnipeg.

Nieves hit a grand slam in the fifth and McDonald added a three-run shot in the sixth as Wichita broke open the game in the middle innings.

The Wingnuts took a 1-0 lead in the first when Ryan Khoury hit a leadoff double, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a John Rodriguez sacrifice fly. That margin stood till the fifth, when Tim Rotola singled in McDonald two batters before Nieves’ slam.

Jon Link (5-1) threw eight shutout innings, striking out six, and lowered his ERA to 1.69.

Wichita Winnipeg
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Khoury ss 4 2 1 0 Graham cf 4 0 1 0
Nieves 2b 5 1 2 4 Ramon 2b, 3b 4 0 1 0
Rodriguez dh 4 1 1 1 Scoma dh 3 0 0 0
Ziegler 1b 4 1 0 0 Mazzola 3b 1 0 0 0
Armstrong c 3 1 2 0 Liles 2b 3 0 2 0
Yoo c, ph 1 0 0 0 Haerther 1b 4 0 2 0
Loehrs 3b 5 1 1 0 Davis lf 4 0 0 0
McDonald cf 5 2 3 4 Lentini rf 4 0 1 0
Amberson rf 4 1 1 1 Alen c 2 0 0 0
Rotola lf 3 1 2 1 Guida c 2 0 0 0
Samson ss 3 0 1 0
Totals 38 11 13 11 Totals 34 0 8 0
Wichita 100 053 200 11
Winnipeg 000 000 000 0

E— none. DP— Wichita 1. LOB— Wichita 5, Winnipeg 8. 2B— Khoury (4), Rodriguez (10), Haerther (5), Samson (4). HR– Nieves (3), McDonald (1). SF—Rodriguez (2). SB— Graham (2).

Wichita IP H R ER BB SO
Link W 8 8 0 0 1 6
Dew 1 0 0 0 0 0
Winnipeg IP H R ER BB SO
Rusch L 6 9 9 9 2 4
Kissock 1 3 2 2 1 1
Capaul 2 1 0 0 0 0

Umpires—Home, Krauss ; first, Grassa.

T— 2:31. A— 6,067.

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