Category: Wichita Wingnuts

Nick Van Stratten Sends Wichita Wingnuts to 5-4 Victory Over St. Paul Saints

The St. Paul Saints were unable to stop the bleeding, falling for the third straight night as Nick Van Stratten delivered a clutch two-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Wichita Wingnuts their first lead of the game. The Wingnuts would hold on for the 5-4 Win, moving their magic…

Lemurs Bullpen Leads Club to 7-6 Victory Over Wichita Wingnuts

In what became a battle of bullpens, the Laredo Lemurs got the better performance from their relievers and scored two runs late to defeat the Wichita Wingnuts 7-6. The victory moved the Lemurs to within six games of Wichita and left the Wingnuts magic number at eight. This looked like the Laredo Lemurs might get…

T.J. Mittelstaedt Leads Wichita Wingnuts to Comeback Victory, 7-5

With just a few short weeks left in the American Association season every game takes on added significance, especially against division rivals. Saturday night was one of those games where the team who is second in the South Division, the Laredo Lemurs, looked to make up a game on the division leading Wichita Wingnuts. It…

15-Hit Attack Backs Jason Van Skike Gem, Wichita Wingnuts Win 12-2

It started early and often. The Wichita Wingnuts put on a hitting display to back the outstanding pitching performance of Jason Van Skike as the home team won 12-2. It was the exact kind of offensive explosion the club wanted when they signed Nick Van Stratten earlier in the day. The Wichita Wingnuts offense come…

Integrity Leads to Success for Wichita Wingnuts David Espinosa

Entering what might possibly be his final season in a baseball uniform, David Espinosa has established himself as one of the classiest and most productive players that any organization could ask for. Fortunately for the Wichita Wingnuts, they have been able to enjoy the fruits of Espinosa’s bat and locker room presence the last two…

Scott Richmond Leads Wichita Wingnuts to Third Straight Shutout, 2-0

For the third straight night the Wichita Wingnuts saw their starter put up nothing but goose eggs, this time it was Scott Richmond, as he shut out the Grand Prairie AirHogs for six innings, leading the club to a 2-0 win. Richmond’s performance followed Eddie Medina, who shut out Laredo for seven innings Sunday night,…

Eddie Medina Continues to Dominate to Remain Undefeated for Wichita Wingnuts

For the fourth straight time Eddie Medina was handed the ball for the Wichita Wingnuts, and for the fourth straight time he delivered a victory, this time shutting out the Laredo Lemurs for seven innings in the club’s 6-0 victory. The right-hander has been just what the doctor ordered for Wichita in a season where…

Jeudy Valdez delivers Walk-Off Win in 11th to Give Lemurs 5-4 Win over Wingnuts

Wichita Wingnuts manager Kevin Hooper entered the season as a vocal opponent of the American Association adopting the new international rule for extra-inning games. After his club fell for the third time this season in these type of contests, one can only suppose that the Wingnuts skipper’s vocalization against the rule has gotten significantly louder.…

In just his fourth game as a Wichita Wingnuts player, Andy LaRoche is proving that his new club is to his liking. LaRoche’s grand slam, along with the two-run homer hit by Harrison Kain earlier in the game, backed Wingnuts ace Tim Brown in a 7-1 Wichita victory. The win kept the team four games…

Andy LaRoche, David Espinosa Propel Wichita Wingnuts to 10th Inning Victory

It didn’t take long for Andy LaRoche to fit into the faculty at Wingnuts University, as the first baseman’s single tied the score in the ninth, and Dean David Espinosa drove home the winner in the 10th as the Wichita Wingnuts downed the Grand Prairie AirHogs 4-3. It was a classic pitchers’ duel through the…

Jon Link Returns to Lead Wichita Wingnuts to 3-1 Victory

It has been a tough last few weeks for the Wichita Wingnuts pitching staff. Jon Link was hurt and out, Omar Bencomo had his contract purchased, and manager Kevin Hooper was signing guys on the club’s most recent swing out east to give him a body to start games. Wednesday night Link returned and gave…

Quebec Downs Wichita Wingnuts With Walk-Off Sac-Fly in 11th

With the Wichita Wingnuts crossing the border to play a little international baseball with the Quebec Capitales, it was only fitting that the game should take on even more of an international flavor with an 11-inning contest that required the new extra inning rule to decide it. Unfortunately for the Wingnuts, the Quebec Capitales were…

Eddie Medina Proving to Be Savior for Wichita Wingnuts

Jon Link gets hurt and goes down. Omar Bencomo is picked up by the Minnesota Twins organization. The Wichita Wingnuts are out on the East Coast and need someone to come in and give them a couple of starts while they are 1300 miles away from home. Manager Kevin Hooper calls on a guy in…

Leo Vargas Plates Winning Run in Wichita Wingnuts 5-4 Win

Since joining the Wichita Wingnuts, Leo Vargas is not a name that is mentioned very often. Through his first 27 games with the club, the Wingnuts infielder was hitting just .197 and had 3 RBI. It was a fairly inauspicious start to say the least. Manager Kevin Hooper has held the greatest of confidence in…

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.…