Category: Wichita Wingnuts

Wichita Wingnuts Deliver Final Message Heading Into Post-Season: Wingnuts Wire

On Wednesday the Wichita Wingnuts and the Laredo Lemurs will open their playoff series in Laredo. In the last four games of the season the two got a dress rehearsal for the upcoming series, to have one last chance to feel each other out prior to the beginning of the post-season. The Wingnuts not only…

Where There Is a Will to Win, There Are Wichita Wingnuts: Wingnuts Wire

The Wichita Wingnuts entered Sunday’s game with the Laredo Lemurs with 71 wins. They left it with 72. It may not seem like a big deal to watch this team find another way to win a game, but Sunday’s victory proves how difficult this team is to beat. The Lemurs scored 14 runs and led…

Wichita Wingnuts U. Teaches the Science of Never Letting Up: Wingnuts Wire

The Wichita Wingnuts have nothing to prove. They have set the American Association record for most wins in a season. They have the best record in the league. They are the first team to reach 70 wins in a single season in league history. They rank first in the league in batting average and runs…

Wichita Wingnuts Prove Threes a Charm in Win Over Laredo: Wingnuts Wire

In a game between two teams that will face each other next week again in the first round of the American Association playoffs, the Wichita Wingnuts proved the old adage that three’s a charm. Not only is the team going for the league championship for their third straight year, but on this night the team…

A Lesson in Comebacks Guides Wichita Wingnuts to 6-5 Win: Wingnuts Wire

For all intense and purposes, the Wichita Wingnuts had no business winning Tuesday night’s game. They were dominated by AirHogs starter Danny Gutierrez for seven innings, and simply couldn’t muster any kind of offense whatsoever. Gutierrez left after seven with a 2-0 lead, giving up just five hits and two walks, while striking out nine…

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…