win at Lincoln
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Wichita Wingnuts had to get up early, but managed to claim a 7-4 win over the Lincoln Saltdogs Wednesday morning at Haymarket Park in American Asssociation play in Lincoln.
Wichita pitcher Luke Massetti threw six innings of shutout ball to get the win and improve to 1-1. Massetti allowed four hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Justin Dowdy posted the last two outs of the game for his third save of the season.
Michael Thompson was two for three hitting for the Wingnuts, with a home run and three RBIs. Thompson scored two runs. Chris Colton added a solo home run and scored three times. Mike Sharp and Patrick Brooks each went two for four hitting, each driving in a run.
Wichita broke to a 5-0 lead through six innings. Lincoln came back with a three run seventh. Wichita added two in the eighth.
Argelis Nunez, Gavin Dickey and Tycen PoVey each went two for four hitting for Lincoln. Chris Brown, Dickey and PoVey each drove in a run.
Billy Weitzman pitched four innings for Lincoln in the loss.
Lincoln falls to 7-5 while Wichita improves to 5-7. The two teams wrap up the series at 7:05 p.m. today.
Wichita 020 201 020 —7 11 2
Lincoln 000 000 301 —4 10 2
Massetti (W, 1-1), Morgan 7, Pease 7, Petty 8, Dowdy (S, 3) 9 and Sharp; Weitzman (L, 1-2), Cullen 5, Furrow 7, Paxston 8, Chestnut 9 and PoVey. HR — W: Colton (1), Thompson (1). Time — 3:05. Attendance — 4,696.
slated for June 4
MISSION — The 40th annual Kansas Special Olympics Summer Games will be June 4 through 6 at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
The games are expected to draw 1,417 athletes competing in aquatics, gymnastics, tennis, power lifting, cycling, athletics and team relays.
The opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. June 4 at Cessna Stadium. Bekah Henderson of the Topeka Junior Blues, named the most inspirational athlete of the 2009 games, will light the cauldron.
Track and field competition begins at 8 a.m. June 5.
For more information about the game, visit the Web site www.ksso.org.
State track meet
to be televised
WICHITA — The 100th Kansas State High School Activities Association State Track and Field Championships will be televised live on Kansas 22, available on Cox Cable systems in Kansas.
The broadcast will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday and conclude with the awards ceremonies. The meet will be rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. June 5 and June 11. The rebroadcast will include additional highlights.
It also will be available on Cox On Demand.