Category: Wichita Wingnuts

Andrew Werner Dominant in Champions 6-1 Victory Over Wichita Wingnuts

The task was a daunting on Monday night, as the Ottawa Champions were matched up against Wichita Wingnuts ace Tim Brown. After falling the two previous nights, the home club used a pair of three-run innings to back the outstanding outing of Anthony Werner in a 6-1 victory. Neither team was able to score in…

Scott Richmond Keeps Wichita Wingnuts Rolling, 5-3

With Jon Link and Jason Van Skike hurting, manager Kevin Hooper has had to lean on others in his rotation to deliver big innings for him. On Sunday, Scott Richmond, proved to be golden, throwing seven outstanding innings as the Wichita Wingnuts won 5-3 over the Ottawa Champions to move to 4-1 on their road…

Eddie Medina Impresses in First Start for Wichita Wingnuts, 4-2

Nearly 1400 miles away from home, the Wichita Wingnuts were looking for a starter to help the roster during their 10-day road trip. The call went out to right-hander Eddie Medina to give them a quality outing that could keep the momentum rolling. Medina showed that he is a perfect fit at Wingnuts University, allowing…

Omar Bencomo Silences Jackals in Wichita Wingnuts 3-1 Win

After splitting the first two games of their series, the Wichita Wingnuts got eight outstanding innings out of left-hander Omar Bencomo to beat the New Jersey Jackals 3-1. That gave the Wingnuts a 2-1 record in the first three games of their Northeast swing, as they now head north into Canada for the next seven…

Anthony Claggett Stymies Wichita Wingntus in 4-1 Jackals Win

On Wesnesday night, the New Jersey Jackals watched their starter dominate the Wichita Wingnuts only to see the game fall apart in the ninth inning. This was not happening on this night, however. The Jackals got six outstanding innings from Anthony Claggett and three relievers pitched perfect innings to give the home team a 4-1 victory.…

Wichita Wingnuts All-Star Break Review

Record: 37-25, First Place in South Division, Third Overall Record in American Association Summary: Last season the Wichita Wingnuts ran away with the South Division and steam-rolled through the playoffs on their way to the club’s first American Association championship. After two years of being the runner-up, there was no denying the Wingnuts the title…

Four-Run Ninth Gives Wichita Wingnuts Opening Win

The Wichita Wingnuts find themselves on their longest road trip of the season, forced to vacate Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. After playing four in Laredo just prior to the All-Star break, the club headed east to begin 10 games against Can-Am League teams. Wednesday they opened with the New Jersey Jackals, and thanks to a four-run ninth…

T.J. Mittelstaedt Ignites Wichita Wingnuts to 7-4 Victory

He may not be putting up the same kind of numbers that American Association MVP Brett Clevlen put up last year, but T.J. Mittelstaedt has quickly established that he is just as vital to the success of the Wichita Wingnuts offense. Wednesday afternoon the club was struggling to back another quality start by Tim Brown,…

Jon Link Continues to Dominate as Wichita Wingnuts Win 3-1

Not since Douglass MacArthur returned to the Philippines in World War II has the return of one man been so profoundly influencing. Ok, that might have been severely over the top, but Dr. Jon Link’s return to the Wichita Wingnuts and Wingnuts University continues to be a marvel, as the right-hander moved his record to…

T.J. Mittelstaedt Completes Wichita Wingnuts Comeback with Walk-Off Homer

Sunday night had been a tough loss for the Wichita Wingnuts, as the Sioux Falls Canaries were being shutout for seven innings. They rallied for five in the eighth and won 5-2 to dampen the outstanding start by Alex Koronis. On Monday night it was time for a little payback. The Wingnuts trailed 3-0 early,…

Jason Van Skike Leads Lesson on Art of Rebounding, Wichita Wingnuts Win 4-2

When most people think of teaching how to properly rebound they think of this in terms of basketball. Professor Jason Van Skike teaches that baseball is a great place to lecture on the art of rebounding as he followed up his toughest outing of the year with an outstanding performance in leading the Wichita Wingnuts…

Jayce Ray Truly Leads Wichita Wingnuts to 7-4 Victory

It is true that Jayce Ray has been an exceptional lead-off hitter for the Wichita Wingnuts this season, but Friday night he showed he can lead the club’s comeback, enabling the team to rally to win. That is what happened on this evening, as the Wingnuts fell behind by two runs early, then saw their…

Professor Jon Link Lectures on the Wichita Wingnuts Way of Dominance

For those who heard the collective palms of all the batters in the American Association banging against their foreheads in disbelief, their plight is understandable. Jon Link is back with the Wichita Wingnuts, and for the third straight start Professor Link provided a tantalizing lesson on the Wichita Wingnuts way, specifically on how to crush…

Omar Bencomo Dazzles in Wichita Wingnuts 5-2 Victory

The Wichita Wingnuts were happy to see Omar Bencomo dawn the club’s uniform again a couple of weeks ago, but the left-hander has struggled since his return to the team. That was not the case Wednesday night, as Bencomo dazzled the Grand Prairie AirHogs for six innings in leading the club to a 5-2 victory.…

Luis Hernandez Sends Wichita Wingnuts to Walk-Off Win

For about 25 minutes Tuesday night, it looked like the game between the Wichita Wingnuts and Joplin Blasters was going to end more like a video game score than a closely contested pitchers’ duel. One-and-a-half innings into the game it was tied at three. However, for the next eight innings neither team was able to…

Luke Robertson Guides Wichita Wingnuts Staff to Reach Potential

For fans of classic television shows, there was nothing like some of those amazing father characters. Dads like Howard Cunningham from Happy Days, Ward Cleaver from Leave It to Beaver, and Mike Brady from the Brady Bunch always had an incredible piece of wisdom for their children no matter what the situation was. These men…

New Editions Help Wichita Wingnuts Devour T-Bones, 10-3

The Wichita Wingnuts crushed the red-hot Kansas City T-Bones, dousing the flames on their intra-state rivals, 10-3. The victory was an indictment on the great job that manager Kevin Hooper has done in building this team as five of the club’s newest players played a pivotal part in the victory. Tim Brown started for the…

Wichita Wingnuts Find Missing (Jon) Link to Defeat T-Bones

For the second straight start since returning to the Wichita Wingnuts, right-hander Jon Link delivered another outstanding outing, this time leading his team to a 2-1 victory. The win snapped the Kansas City T-Bones four-game winnings streak, and kept the Wingnuts 2.5 games back of the Joplin Blasters in the South Division of the American…

Kansas City T-Bones Defeat Wichita Wingnuts by the Numbers, 6-5

For fans of Sesame Street, this was a night to get excited about the numbers. The Kansas City T-Bones defeated the Wichita Wingnuts in a game centered around counting, giving the visitors the victory in the first game of this series. Omar Bencomo started for the Wichita Wingnuts, and the T-Bones got a run off…

Luis Hernandez Walk-Off Double Gives Wichita Wingnuts 1-0 Win

Pitching and defense are the backbone of the curriculum at Wingnuts University, and that was on full display Wednesday night as the Wichita Wingnuts defeated the Laredo Lemurs 1-0. The victory came on a walk-off double by Luis Hernandez, giving the Wingnuts victories in the first three games of this series. If pitching is what…