Wichita Wingnuts

Saltdogs’ Hamilton does in Wingnuts

Wingnuts left-hander Charlie Lowell was rocked for seven runs over 4 1/3 innings Saturday night in Wichita’s 9-5 American Association loss in Lincoln.

Lowell gave up seven hits and walked five, striking out four Saltdogs. In 11 innings before Saturday’s start, Lowell had walked one batter.

But Lincoln got to Lowell four third-inning runs, the big blow a two-run home by cleanup hitter C.J. Ziegler. Four batters later, No. 9 hitter Jeremy Hamilton drove in two runs with a single.

Hamilton doubled in the fifth inning to drive in two more Lincoln runs. Those Saltdogs reached base on a hit-by-pitch and a walk by Lowell.

Hamilton had three hits and five RBIs in his first three at-bats.

Wichita gave Lowell a two-run first inning to work with. The Wingnuts walked the bases loaded, then John Nester’s two-run single with two outs was good for a 2-0 lead.

Jayce Ray had three RBIs for the Wingnuts, who finish the road trip with a Sunday afternoon game in Lincoln before beginning a seven-game homestand Monday.

Wichita

Lincoln

ab

r

h

bi

ab

r

h

bi

Ray cf

4

0

1

3

Young ss

3

0

1

0

Gnzlz ss

4

1

0

0

Joynt rf

5

0

1

0

Espnsa rf

2

1

0

0

Gaston cf

5

2

2

0

Cghnr 3b

1

0

0

0

Ziegler dh

4

1

1

2

Oldham ph

1

0

0

0

Smith 3b

4

1

1

0

Padgett dh

4

0

1

0

Canham c

4

3

2

2

Nester c

4

0

2

2

Forgtch lf

2

2

1

0

Mttlstdt rf

3

1

1

0

Lshly 2b

3

0

0

0

Dean lf

4

2

2

0

Hmltn 1b

4

0

3

5

Geiger lf

4

0

1

0

Hrndz 2b

4

0

0

0

Totals

35

5

8

5

Totals

34

9

12

9

Wichita

200

000

102

5

Lincoln

014

022

00x

9

E — Ray, Lowell, Smith. DP – Wichita 2, Lincoln 1. LOB – Wichita 7, Lincoln 10. 2B – Nester, Young, Smith, Hamilton. 3B – Forgatch. HR – Ziegler (2), Canham (2).

Wichita

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Lowell L,0-1

4 1/3

7

7

7

5

4

Minnich

1 2/3

3

2

2

1

2

Yevoli

1

1

0

0

0

0

Mincey

1

1

0

0

0

1

Lincoln

Chirinos W,2-1

5

3

2

2

2

3

Spink

3 1/3

5

3

3

1

0

Arneson

2/3

0

0

0

0

1

WP – Arneston. HBP – Ziegler by Lowell, Canham by Lowell, Forgatch by Lowell, Espinosa by Chirinos. T – 3:02. A – 2,843.

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