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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Wichita sweeps Laredo

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  • Newton Kansan
    WICHITA — Brent Clevlin drove in three runs and Colt Loehrs added two RBIs as the Wichita Wingnuts edged past the Laredo Lemurs 5-3 Wednesday in American Association play at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita.
    The win gives the Wingnuts a sweep of the three-man series.
    A two-run Clevlin home run in the second inning and a sacrifice fly by Clevlin in the third inning put the Wingnuts ahead 3-0.
    Laredo came back in the top of the seventh with an RBI double for John Allen and a two-run Brian Peterson home run in the top of the eighth inning,
    In the bottom of the eighth inning, Loehrs hit a two-run home run with two outs. Josh Dew pitched a scoreless top of the ninth, walking one and allowing a hit, for the save.
    Wichita starter Junior Guerra went seven innings for a no-decision, allowing four hits, a run, five walks and six strikeouts. Despite allowing the two-run shot in the eighth inning, Daniel Bennett got the win for Wichita.
    For Laredo, 22-17, Fabian Williamson went 5 2-3 innings in a no-decision, allowing three runs on four hits with five walks and two strikeouts. Mark Haynes pitched 1 1-3 innings, striking out two. Mike Benacka pitched the bottom of the eighth for Laredo, allowing two runs on one hit with a walk and three strikeouts, taking the loss.
    Wichita, 26-14, is off today. The Wingnuts host Sioux City at 7:05 p.m. Friday to open a three-game set.
    Laredo ab r h bi
    Mojica ss 5 0 1 0
    Kain cf 4 0 1 0
    Allen 3b 5 0 1 1
    Alonso dh 3 0 1 0
    Karr lf 5 0 0 0
    Gaston rf 3 1 1 0
    Peterson c 2 1 1 2
    Sheridan 1b 3 0 1 0
    Rau 2b 4 1 1 0 TOTALS 34 3 8 3
    Wichita ab r h bi
    Nieves ss 3 1 1 0
    Kahaulelio 2b 4 0 0 0
    Rodriguez dh 3 0 0 0
    Ziegler 1b 2 2 1 0
    Clevlen 3 1 1 3
    Armstrong c 4 0 0 0
    Loehrs 3b 3 1 2 2
    Amberson 4 0 0 0
    McDonald 2 0 0 0
    TOTALS 28 5 5 5
    Laredo 000 000 012 —3
    Wichita 021 000 02x —5
    LOB — Lar. 11, Wic. 6. 2B — Allen, Loehrs. HR — Peterson (2), Clevlen (7), Loehrs (1). SB — Gaston, Loehrs. CS — Kain. Sac. Fly — Clevlen.
    Laredo
    ip h r er bb k
    Williamson 5.2 4 3 3 5 2
    Haynes 1.1 0 0 0 0 2
    Benacka, L, 0-1 1 1 2 2 1 3
    Wichita
    ip h r er bb k
    Guerra 7 4 1 1 5 6
    Bennett, W 1-2 1 3 2 2 0 1
    Dew, S 7 1 1 0 0 1 0
    WP — Williamson, Guerra. HBP — Peterson (Guerra).
    Umpires — Urton, home; Ivinski, Thigpen, field. Time — 2:44. Attendance — 2,261.
     
     
     

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