Wingnuts pile up 10 runs, get 70th win

08/30/2014 12:01 AM

08/30/2014 12:01 AM

The Wingnuts recorded their 70th victory of the season Friday night, but many of the 10 runs they scored were in a very unorthodox fashion.

But getting those runs in bunches of three helped Wichita pull out a 10-5 victory and move to 70-27 on the season.

The start of the game was delayed 45 minutes when a downpour drenched Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Once the game began, the Wingnuts’ offense couldn’t take advantage of Lemurs starter Tyler Pearson’s wildness. Pearson (7-8) walked 10 in five innings, but Wichita failed to score in the first three innings.

Laredo (57-39) jumped to a 1-0 first-inning lead with benefit of a hit. The Wingnuts tried to answer in their half of the inning, but Jake Luce was cut down at second trying to steal. Luce actually had been safe at second, but the wet conditions carried him past the bag, and second baseman Kyle Brandenburg applied the tag before Luce could reach back.

In the fourth, Luce gained a measure of revenge when his towering popup was dropped by Brandenburg, which scored two of the Wingnuts’ three runs in the inning. That led to a 3-1 Wichita lead.

The Wingnuts increased the lead to 6-1 in the fifth with three more runs, keyed by Abel Nieves’ line-drive double – which was misread by center fielder Nick Van Stratten and rolled to the wall – and Chris McClendon’s single.

They would need those runs, as Laredo, held scoreless for four innings by Wingnuts starter Jason Van Skike (12-5), put together a three-run sixth, the runs scoring on John Alonso’s home run to center field.

Wichita pushed the margin back to three in its half of the sixth. Luce lined a single that bounced off the mound and into center. Luce was forced at second on David Espinosa’s fielder’s choice, but Brent Clevlen’s blooper dropped in center field. Espinosa then stole third and scored on Victor Diaz’s sacrifice fly to center.

Diaz’s two-run single and Taylor Oldham’s sacrifice fly closed out the Wichita scoring. Reliever Matt Robertson retired the first two Lemurs in the ninth, but yielded one more run before closing out the victory.

The two teams will play again tonight at 7 and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Laredo

Wichita

ab

r

h

bi

ab

r

h

bi

VanStrttn cf

7

3

2

0

Khoury ss

3

0

0

1

Ramirez lf

5

0

2

1

McDnd pr-2b

0

1

0

0

Denker ss

4

1

0

1

Luce lf

4

1

2

2

Alonso 3b

4

1

2

3

Espinosa rf

3

2

1

0

Wiley 1b

3

0

0

0

Clevlen dh

3

1

1

0

Taveras c

4

0

1

0

Diaz 1b

3

0

1

3

Kain rf

0

0

0

0

Nieves 2b

3

2

1

1

Harman rf

3

0

0

0

Oldhm 2b-ss

0

0

0

1

Brndnbrg 2b

4

0

1

0

Testa cf

2

0

0

0

Pearson p

2

0

0

0

Ambrsn pr-cf

2

1

0

0

Uriegas pr-p

1

0

0

0

Dean c

4

1

1

0

Minnich p

0

0

0

0

McClndn 3b

2

1

1

1

Goodwin p

0

0

0

0

Graham p

1

0

0

0

Totals

35

5

8

5

Totals

29

10

8

9

Laredo

100

003

001

5

Wichita

000

331

03x

10

E—Brandenburg 2 (2), Diaz (1). DP—Wichita 1. LOB—Laredo 7, Wichita 9. 2B—Van Stratten (19), Ramirez (28), Nieves (20). HR —Alonso (16). SB — Van Stratten (16), Wiley (3), Taveras (1), McDonald (6), Luce (10), Espinosa 2 (13), Amberson 24. SF —Diaz, Oldham.

Laredo

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Pearson L,7-8

5

4

6

3

10

3

Uriegas

1

2

1

1

0

0

Minnich

1

0

0

0

0

1

Goodwin

1/3

1

3

3

2

1

Graham

2/3

1

0

0

0

0

Wichita

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Van Skike W,12-5

5 1/3

5

4

3

4

4

Bennett

2/3

0

0

0

0

1

Zouzalik

1

0

0

0

0

0

Peacock

1

1

0

0

0

1

M.Robertson

1

2

1

1

0

0

WP — Pearson. PB — Taveras. Umpires—Home, Darius Ghani; first, Harrison Silverman; third, Mayhue Edwards.

T— 3:41. A— 3,620.

Laredo at Wingnuts

When: 7:05 p.m. Friday

Where: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

Records: Laredo 57-39, Wingnuts 70-27

Radio: KWME, 92.7-FM

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