Category: Wichita Wingnuts

RJ Perucki Delivers Walk-Off Single to Down Wichita Wingnuts

The Wichita Wingnuts are in unfamiliar territory, unable to score runs or close out games. Monday night both of these troubles manifest themselves again, as the Sioux Falls Canaries downed the Wingnuts 4-3 on a walk-off single by RJ Perucki in the bottom of the ninth that gave the home team a 4-3 win. The…

Padgett, Dean Lead Wichita Wingnuts 16-8 Pounding of Blasters

To say that the Wichita Wingnuts were struggling is like saying a dog likes to bark. With six losses in their last eight games, including three straight to the Joplin Blasters, manager Kevin Hooper was looking to shake up his lineup and get the team back in the win column. After a 16-run barrage it…

Joplin Pitching, Clutch Hits Deliver 6-3 Victory Over Wichita Wingnuts

The Wichita Wingnuts had to feel pretty good about themselves entering this weekend’s five-game series against the Joplin Blasters. The club was at home, had won both of their last two games, and the Blasters had lost their last three, putting the two games into a tie for first place in the South Division of…

Wichita Wingnuts Earn an “E” in Blasters Double-Header Sweep

A tumultuous day for the Wichita Wingnuts ended with a tough day on the ball field, as the club lost both games of a double-header to the Joplin Blasters. Being swept might have been a lot more palatable, but two errors in Game 1 followed by four in Game 2 played pivotal roles in the…

Back to Basics at Wingnuts U, Wichita Wingnuts Win 7-2

The “Three R’s” may be the basics that kids need to now in school to succeed later on in life, but at Wingnuts University they stress the Three D’s – Defense, Determination and Delivery. That lesson was on full display Tuesday night as the club won 7-2 behind solid defense, a great delivery by Scott…

Dustin Geiger Leads Wichita Wingnuts Lesson on Never Giving Up

They say that strength comes from adversity. That in tough times the ones that prove themselves to be champions are the ones who learn from their struggles and then use their triumphs to become even more formidable than ever. For three seasons the Wichita Wingnuts have dominated the American Association, holding first place in their…

Swept In Kansas City, Wichita Wingnuts Find Themselves Out of First

Week in Review, June 15-21 Record: 2-4 Recap: After being swept by the Kansas City T-Bones, the Wichita Wingnuts find themselves in a place they have not been in three seasons – second place. The club has been in first place the last three seasons, so a drop to second place finds the team in…

Jake Blackwood 3-Run Home Run Gives T-Bones Dramatic Win Over Wichita Wingnuts

The Wichita Wingnuts coming to town is usually about the worst thing that can happen to a team, but the Kansas City T-Bones saw it as a blessing. The T-Bones finished off a sweep of the Wingnuts in dramatic fashion, getting a three-run home run from Jake Blackwood off of Wichita closer Matt Nevarez in…

Adam Bailey Leads Kansas City T-Bones Onslaught, Down Wichita Wingnuts

After starting the season 1-10, following a 10-game losing streak, the Kansas City T-Bones have their sizzle on, the very thing that the Wichita Wingnuts did not need right now. A 15-hit attack was headed by Adam Bailey, as the T-Bones battered Wingnuts starter Tim Brown in the 13-8 win. One has to begin by…

Blake Holovach Stymies Wichita Wingnuts in 6-3 T-Bones Victory

The Wichita Wingnuts continued their six-game road trip, moving to Kansas City after taking two of three in Gary. Blake Holovach started for the Kansas City T-Bones and he delivered a huge outing for the home team, leading his club to the 6-3 victory. The left-hander kept the Wingnuts off the scoreboard through the first…

Early Outburst Sends Gary Southshore RailCats to 9-6 Victory

After dropping the first two games of their series against the Wichita Wingnuts, the Gary Southshore RailCats were looking to make a statement early, and two innings into the game that statement was heard loud and clear. Riding two huge innings, the RailCats jumped out to an 8-1 lead, and then staved off a late…

Late Surge Gives Wichita Wingnuts, Charlie Lowell 6-1 Win

The Wichita Wingnuts (16-8) reminded fans of one of Yogi Berra’s most famed sayings Wednesday night, proving that it is never over until it’s over. Trailing 1-0 through six innings, it was truly looking like it was over as the visitors seemed to have no answer against the Gary Southshore RailCats (13-12) Rene Solis, but…

David Espinosa Double Leads Wichita Wingnuts Comeback Win

For six innings it looked like the Wichita Wingnuts were going to drop another close one. It has been quite a challenge to plate runs this season for the American Association champions, but this became an object lesson in how they operate at Wingnuts University. A two-run double capped off a three-run seventh and the…

Lincoln Saltdogs Go International in 4-2 11 Inning Victory

It has been no secret that Wichita Wingnuts manager Kevin Hooper is no fan of the new international rule, implemented this season in the American Association. Earlier this season on Short Hops, the Wichita manager expressed how unfair it would be to see a scoreless tie decided by a gimmicky idea intended to keep games…

Wichita Wingnuts Professor Tim Brown Lectures As Student of Game

At 6-3, 205 pounds, Wichita Wingnuts starter Tim Brown poses quite the formidable figure 60-feet, 6-inches from home plate. What many don’t realize is that it is what is going on in Brown’s head that makes him even more imposing. Here is where the Wingnuts starter is truly beating opposing hitters, and establishing himself as…

Class in Session as Professor Capra Delivers 1-0 Wichita Wingnuts Win

There is nothing that Wichita Wingnuts manager Kevin Hooper likes better than pitching and defense. He got to see both those things Saturday night as ace left-hander Anthony Capra threw eight shutout innings against the Lincoln Saltdogs, and his defense delivered solid play to back their starter in a 1-0 win for the home team.…

Lincoln Saltdogs Win See-Saw Battle Over Wichita Wingnuts, 7-6

It’s hard to call a team with a .650 winning percentage “struggling,” but the high standards the Wichita Wingnuts have generated make this seem like a disappointment of sorts. This is especially true considering the pitching staff is struggling of late, including Friday’s 7-6 loss to the Lincoln Saltdogs. In the club’s previous home stand…

Hot & Cold Wichita Wingnuts Turn Up the Heat in 10-4 Win

No one would doubt that Wichita Wingnuts manager Kevin Hooper is happy to see his team score 41 runs over the last five games. After struggling early on to put runs on the scoreboard, the Wingnuts skipper tinkered with his lineup and made a couple of roster moves to strengthen his batting order. The results…