Wichita Wingnuts

Mittelstaedt’s homer helps Wingnuts end three-game skid

T. J. Mittelstaedt’s three-run homer in the seventh rallied Wichita to an 8-5 victory over host Joplin on Thursday night in American Association play.

The victory snapped a three-game Wingnuts losing streak and enabled them to avoid a three-game sweep in Joplin.

Trailing 5-4, Zack Cox doubled to start the seventh. Dustin Geiger was hit by a pitch to set the stage for Mittelstaedt’s first homer of the season.

Mittelstaedt also doubled in Geiger in the ninth. In all, Mittelstaedt hit two doubles, a homer and drove in four runs.

Tim Brown earned the victory, going seven innings and allowing 12 hits, including two homers. Frankie Reed earned his first save of the season.

Wichita

Joplin

ab

r

h

bi

ab

r

h

bi

Stringer 2b

4

1

1

1

Brill 3b

5

1

1

0

Cox 3b

5

2

3

1

Glasser 2b

5

0

2

1

Clevlen dh

4

0

0

0

Valentin dh

4

1

1

1

Geiger 1b

4

2

1

0

Cabrera lf

4

1

1

2

Mttlstdt lf

4

1

3

4

Valerio c

4

0

1

0

Prigatano rf

5

0

1

1

Taylor 1b

3

0

2

0

Kain cf

4

1

0

0

Soto ss

4

0

1

0

Salgado c

3

1

1

0

Solorzano rf

3

1

2

0

Vargas ss

4

0

0

0

Burling cf

4

1

1

0

Totals

37

8

10

7

Totals

36

5

12

4

Wichita

200

200

301

8 11 1

Joplin

104

000

000

5 12 1

E — Cox (1), Taylor (1), Soto (2). DP — Wichita 3, Joplin. LOB — Wichita 7, Joplin 6. 2B — Cox (2), Mittelstaedt 2 (3), Salgado (2). HR — Mittelsteadt (1), Valentin (1), Cabrera (1). SB — Stringer (1), Cox (1), Prigatano (1). CS — Prigatano (1), Valerio (1).

Wichita

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Brown W,1-0

7

12

5

5

0

2

Harvey

1

0

0

0

1

2

Reed S,1

1

0

0

0

1

2

Joplin

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Fuentes

5

5

4

1

4

5

Herr L,0-2

2

3

3

3

0

1

Picht

2

2

1

0

0

3

HBP — Geiger (by Herr). PB — Salgado, Valerio. T — 2:55. A — 429.

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