Category: Wichita Wingnuts

Wichita Wingnuts Repeat the Lecture of Response: Wingnuts Wire

Philosopher George Santayana once famously wrote that if we do not learn from history we are doomed to repeat it. It is a brilliant piece of knowledge that Witcha Wingnuts opponents do not seem to understand, but which the team is glad to continually lecture on over and over again as this season has gone…

Newcomers Deliver in Dramatic 1-0 Win: Wingnuts Wire

One of the things that makes the Wichita Wingnuts such a formidable opponent is not just that they have such an incredibly talented group taking the field each night. It is also that they have an equally formidable group in the front office. That starts with GM Josh Robertson. Robertson, the brother of part-owner Nate…

Wichita Wingnuts Associate Dean Carlo Testa Teaches the Art of a Perfect Night: Wingnuts Wire

In the first game of the Wichita Wingnuts’ double-header with the Grand Prairie AirHogs, Dean Brent Clevlen and Associate Dean Abel Nieves were given the game off. The two have been a powerful 1-2 punch in the middle of the order for the Wingnuts, so it would be understandable if the Wingnuts struggled a bit.…

Wichita Wingnuts down Laredo Lemurs in Slugfest: Wingnuts Wire

When you bring the two highest scoring teams together on a Sunday night in the Texas heat you are bound to get some fireworks, and that is exactly what fans got. The Wingnuts staked themselves to a 9-2 lead, and then hung on for a 10-7 win. The victory gave the Wingnuts wins in three…

Early Outburst Carries Laredo Lemurs to 6-2 Win over Wichita Wingnuts: Wingnuts Wire

In a series where many (including this writer) felt that the Laredo Lemurs needed to make a statement that they were on equal footing with the Wichita Wingnuts, the Lemurs finally let their voices be heard. After dropping the first two games of the series at home, Laredo rode 2-run innings in the first three…

Wichita Wingnuts Pitching Staff in Flux with Playoffs Looming: Wingnuts Wire

At the Wingnuts Wire, over that last part of the season we have affectionately referred to the Wichita baseball team as “Wingnuts University.” Because of the impressive way that they dominate teams, the methodical way they go about winning, and the near academic way that they demonstrate how the game of baseball should be played,…

Clevlen, Nieves Power Wichita Wingnuts to 8th Straight Win: Wingnuts Wire

The Wichita Wingnuts won their eighth straight game Friday night, clinching at least a tie for the South Division while downing the Laredo Lemurs for the second straight night. The win moved Laredo 10.5 games behind Wichita, and is making a clear statement that Laredo may be a really good team, but they are not…

Late Inning Rallies Aid Professor Tim Brown’s Lecture for Wichita Wingnuts: Wingnuts Wire

The Laredo Lemurs had to be feeling really good about Thursday night’s game. After five innings Lemurs starter Casey Harman was shutting out the vaunted Wingnuts offense. Laredo had a 1-0 lead when Devin Goodwin plated John Alonso in the second inning. In the top of the third, just after Laredo scored, the Wingnuts attempted…

Laredo Lemurs-Wichita Wingnuts Prepare for Pre-Playoff Battle

When Tim Brown takes the mound for the Wichita Wingnuts tonight against LHP Casey Harman, the game will have very little bearing on the pennant races. While mathematically the Lemurs could still take the South Division of the American Association, the reality is that if the Wingnuts win three of the eight games between the…

Professor Chris McClendon Lectures on the Art of the Perfect Night: Wingnuts Wire

In a game that looked a lot more like a football score than a baseball one, 3B Chris McClendon led his Wichita Wingnuts to a 20-12 victory over the Lincoln SaltDogs. The win gave Wichita a three-game sweep, and locked in a playoff berth for the South Division leading team. Meanwhile, the loss dropped Lincoln…

Wichita Wingnuts Bats Batter Lincoln Saltdogs in 15-10 Win: Wingnuts Wire

For the last four games the Wichita Wingnuts have watched there amazing starting staff head to the mound and pitch 26 innings of work with just one earned run allowed. The outstanding run might have made some forget that this is the most potent lineup in the league. Tonight the Lincoln Saltdogs learned that at…

Wichita Wingnuts Jake Kahaulelio Lost for Season, Hinshaw Dealt: Wingnuts Wire

The Wichita Wingnuts took a blow today when it was revealed that 2B Jake Kahaulelio was lost for the season with a thumb injury. The second part of the dynamic 1-2 punch in the Wingnuts batting order, referred affectionately as the “Circle Ks” by the Wingnuts Wire, was having an absolutely awesome season for the…

Class Is in Session: Dr. Van Skike Provides Dominant Lesson Against Saltdogs: Wingnuts Wire

This past weekend the Wichita Wingnuts and their fans got to enjoy finally seeing their team play at home at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. After 22 days on the road, it was nice to finally see their first place club play baseball. They were well rewarded for the long wait as the team swept the Grand Prairie…

St. Paul Saints Drop 9th Straight, Limp into Gary: Saints Summary

The St. Paul Saints dropped their ninth straight game Sunday afternoon, a new club record. This was not only their longest losing streak in their 22-year history, but they also dropped their sixth home game in a row, their third longest home losing streak for the organization. It has not been a pleasant last ten…

Jon Link Takes to the Mound to Teach Latest Wichita Wingnuts University Lesson: Wingnuts Wire

The Wichita Wingnuts had already two outstanding performances from their starting pitchers in the first two games of their three-game series against the Grand Prairie AirHogs. Friday night Anthony Capra returned from the disabled list with seven scoreless innings, and Saturday Tim Brown pitched six innings, giving up just one unearned run in earning his…

Tim Brown Puts AirHogs Bats in the Hanger: Wingnuts Wire

Wichita Wingnuts starter Tim Brown had a tough act to follow after watching Anthony Capra return from the disabled list the night before to shutout the Grand Prairie AirHogs for seven innings. Brown must really like a challenge, however, as he put on a pitching clinic of his own in a 4-1 win Saturday night.…

Wichita Wingnuts Anthony Capra Grounds AirHogs: Wingnuts Wire

You got to hand it to Anthony Capra. He knows how to make a splashy entrance. After being side-lined for nearly two months, Capra returned to the mound in Wichita Friday night to pitch seven scoreless innings against the Grand Prairie AirHogs. Capra rejoins the “faculty” at Wingnuts University, and gave the AirHogs a lesson…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Prove They Learned Lessons, Beat Wichita Wingnuts 5-1: Wingnuts Wire

After watching the Wichita Wingnuts school them for the last three nights, the Winnipeg Goldeyes finally got into the win column, beating the team from Kansas 5-1. The win not only broke a four-game losing streak, but since the St. Paul Saints lost, it improved their lead in the division to three games. The Goldeyes…

Wichita Wingnuts School Winnipeg Goldeyes on the Fine Art of Winning: Wingnuts Wire

The Winnipeg Goldeyes are being schooled on the fundamentals of baseball. The problem is that they are having to lose to learn those lessons. For the third night in a row the Wichita Wingnuts defeated the Goldeyes, precariously leaving the North Division leaders on the verge of dropping out of first. The Goldeyes lost their…

Wichita Wingnuts Proving to Be Cardiac Kids, Win Late: Wingnuts Wire

For the fourth time in the last five games the Wingnuts used a rally in the eighth or ninth inning to win a road game. What was different about this night is that Kansas’ finest team used a rally in both innings to gain the victory. One in the eighth to tie it up, and…