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.