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Wingnuts’ Hinson shuts out Amarillo

Ryan Hinson went to the mound Saturday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium with the simple goal of topping teammate Chris Smith’s pitching performance a night earlier in a victory at Grand Prairie.

Wingnuts look to get offense back in high gear

Though they seemed to defy it for an impressive two-week stretch, baseball’s persistent law of averages finally caught up with the Wingnuts.

AirHogs beat Wingnuts 7-4

The Wingnuts lost their fourth straight game, falling to the AirHogs 7-4 on Thursday night in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Wingnuts’ offense sputters again

The Wingnuts lost their third straight game, falling to the AirHogs 3-0 on Wednesday night in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Grand Prairie beats Wingnuts 2-1

Three Grand Prairie pitchers held Wichita to six hits and the AirHogs beat the Wingnuts 2-1 on Tuesday night in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Wingnuts can’t muster offense

Against any other starting pitcher, Sunday’s 2-0 Wingnuts loss to Sioux City might have been explained away as the inevitable letdown after a long stretch of superior offense.

Wingnuts hold on for win

The Wingnuts have led by at least three runs in the seventh inning or later in every game of their current five-game winning streak, including Saturday night’s 8-7 win over Sioux City.

Ziegler’s grand slam paves way as Wingnuts’ offense continues to shine

A little less than a week ago, Wingnuts manager Kevin Hooper found himself in a situation most managers would likely enjoy.

Loehrs’ hot week continues in Wingnuts’ win

The loss of shortstop Ryan Khoury to a day-to-day shoulder injury has created two problems for the Wingnuts.

Another easy victory for Wingnuts

It had been easy for third baseman Abel Nieves to blend in as part of a potent Wingnuts lineup that has scored 30 runs in the last two games and 100 in its last 12.

Wingnuts stomp Laredo

The Wingnuts took the excitement out of their record-setting Monday night, setting a franchise record for runs in a 20-6 win over Laredo that was out-of-reach by the fourth inning.

Wingnuts add pop to lineup

The Wingnuts have had their problem areas in the past — under manager Kevin Hooper, they went almost the entire 2010 season trying to find a permanent second baseman, and other positions have seen similar unrest.

Explorers find way to slip by Wingnuts in 11th

Eliezer Mesa drove in the game-winning run in the 11th inning Saturday night as the Sioux City Explorers beat the Wingnuts 7-6 at Lewis and Clark Park in Sioux City, Iowa.

Wingnuts shut out Sioux City

Three Wingnuts pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout, leading Wichita to a 2-0 win over the Explorers on Friday night in Sioux City, Iowa.

Wingnuts beat Sioux City 5-3

The Wingnuts returned to 10 games over .500, beating the Explorers 5-3 on Thursday night in Sioux City, Iowa.

Hinson helps Wingnuts regain control in 7-1 win over Gary

The Wingnuts were beating Gary SouthShore by six runs in the eighth inning Wednesday night, and Wichita starter Ryan Hinson had almost nothing to be upset about.

Wingnuts drop both ends of doubleheader

The “day-night” aspect of the Wingnuts doubleheader with Gary SouthShore on Tuesday could barely contain two games, as Game 2 nearly stretched into early Wednesday morning.

Link continues to dominate for Wingnuts

Scouts from three major-league franchises were in attendance to watch Wingnuts right-hander Jon Link pitch Monday night, and the prevailing thought is that Link is ready to return to affiliated baseball.

Wingnuts’ offense pounds out 18 runs in latest win

After a weekend of getting battered by Wingnuts hitters, St. Paul finally threw in the towel Sunday.

New pitchers give Wingnut teammates time to score in 11-4 win over Saints

The Wingnuts signed pitcher Josh Stone on Friday, and a little more than 24 hours later he became the latest of Wichita’s dependable relievers.

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