Wichita Wingnuts

Matt Chavez helps send Wingnuts to 9-2 win

Matt Chavez pounded out five hits and Alex Boshers pitced six solid innings, leading the Wingnuts to a 9-2 win over the Goldeyes on Thursday night in Winnipeg in the second game of the American Association championship series.

Just like the first round against Sioux City, Boshers enabled Wichita to gain a 1-1 series tie after losing the first game. On Thursday he departed with a 7-2 lead.

Chavez went 5 for 5 and Nick Van Strattan went 4 for 5 to lead the Wingnuts’ 16-hit attack. They combined to drive in five of the nine runs.

Chavez opened the scoring for the Wingnuts by leading off the second inning with a home run.

In the third, Leo Vargas singled, went to second on an error and scored on Christian Stringer’s double. Stringer scored on a sacrifice fly by Brent Cleven and made it 3-0.

Chavez singled and scored on Van Stratten’s double in the fourth to make itr 4-1.

Wichita struck for three in the sixth, highlighted by Martin Medina’s two-run single. Earlier in the inning, Van Stratten had singled in Brent Clevlen, who had singled.

In the seventh, Van Stratten singled in T.J. Mittelstaedt, who had singled.

Chavez singled in Middelstaedt in the ninth.

After a travel day, the best-of-five series resumes at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Wichita

ab

r

h

bi

Winnipeg

ab

r

h

bi

Stringer 2b

5

1

1

1

Heisler dh

4

1

1

0

Cox 3b

5

0

1

0

Gonzalez ss

4

0

0

0

Clevlen dh

2

1

0

1

Cabrera lf

4

1

3

1

Mittlstt lf

5

2

2

0

Haslam lf

0

0

0

0

Dean lf

0

0

0

0

Abrcrmb cf

4

0

0

0

Chavez 1b

5

3

5

2

Romanski rf

4

0

1

0

VnStrtn rf

5

1

4

3

Rogers 1b

0

0

0

0

Kain cf

3

0

0

0

Rohm 1b-rf

4

0

1

0

Medina c

4

0

1

2

Grider 2b

4

0

2

1

Vargas ss

4

1

2

0

Darvill 3b

4

0

0

0

Tanabe c

3

0

1

0

Murphy c

0

0

0

0

Totals

38

9

16

9

Totals

35

2

9

2

Wichita

012

103

101

9 16 0

Winnipeg

001

001

000

2 9 1

E — Cabrera. DP — Wichita, Winnipeg. LOB — Wichita 6, Winnipeg 6. 2B — Stringer, Van Stratten, Heisler, Grinder, Tanabe. HR — Chavez (2). SF — Clevlen. CS — Van Stratten 2.

Wichita

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Boshers W,2-0

6

8

2

2

0

1

Pardo

1

1

0

0

0

0

Nading

1

0

0

0

0

0

Redd

1

0

0

0

0

0

Winnipeg

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

McGovern L,0-1

5 1/3

8

6

5

2

4

Shimo

0

2

1

1

1

0

Von

1 2/3

3

1

1

0

2

Tasin

1

1

0

0

0

1

Anderson

1

2

1

1

0

0

WP — Anderson, McGovern. T — 2:49. A — 3,532.

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