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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Wingnuts clinch division

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  • WICHITA — Down 3-0 after 2 1/2 innings, the Wichita Wingnuts clinched the American Association Central Division title after a 5-3 win over the Grand Prairie AirHogs Friday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
    Wichita wins its fourth division title in the last five years.
    C.J. Ziegler finished three for four hitting for Wichita with an RBI. John Rodriguez went two for four. David Amberson and Jared McDonald each added an RBI.
    Andres Rodriguez hit a two-run shot for Grand Prairie with two outs in the top of the first inning. The AirHogs added a run on a Palmer Karr sacrifice fly in the top of the third.
    Wichita rallied back with three runs in the bottom of the third on an error and RBIs by Ziegler and McDonald.
    Rodriguez and Karr each went two for three hitting for the AirHogs.
    Wichita's James Giulitti, 2-0, threw six innings for the win, striking out five. Josh Dew pitched the top of the ninth for his 24th save of the season, striking out three.
    Curtis Camilli, 0-2, took the loss for Grand Prairie, lasting four innings. The AirHogs used six pitchers to five for Wichita.
    Wichita is 61-30, setting a new team record for wins in a season. Grand Prairie falls to 47-44.
    The two teams meet again at 7:05 p.m. today and finish the series at 3:16 p.m. Sunday.
    Grand Pr. ab r h bi
    Mozingo lf 5 0 1 0
    Pinckney ss 3 2 1 0
    Pineda 2b 4 0 0 0
    A.Rodriguez 1b 3 1 2 2
    Karr dh 3 0 2 1
    Held rf 3 0 0 0
    Nishimoto ss 3 0 0 0
    Myrow ph 1 0 0 0
    Jimenez 3b 0 0 0 0
    Flores c 4 0 1 0
    Kiniry cf 2 0 0 0 TOTALS 31 3 7 3
    Wichita ab r h bi
    Khory ss 4 0 0 0
    Kahaulelio 2b 3 1 1 0
    J.Rodriguez dh 4 1 2 0
    Ziegler 1b 4 0 3 1
    Clevlen cf 4 1 1 0
    Nieves 3b 2 1 1 0
    Armstrong c 4 0 0 0
    Amberson rf 3 1 1 1
    McDonald lf 3 0 0 1
    TOTALS 31 5 9 3
    Grand Pr. 201 000 000 —3
    Wichita 003 200 00x —5
    E — Camilli, Ziegler. DP — Wichita 2. LOB — GP 8, Wic. 6. 2B — Flores, Kahaulelio, Ziegler. HR — A.Rodriguez (14). SB — Kahaulelio, J.Rodriguez, Nieves. CS — A.Rodriguez. Sac. Fly — Karr.
    Grand Prairie
    ip h r er bb k
    Camilli, L 0-2 4 7 5 5 0 0
    Nikonchik 2 1 0 0 1 3
    Johnson .2 0 0 0 0 1
    Quinowski .1 0 0 0 0 0
    Cunningham .1 1 0 0 1 0
    Potts .2 0 0 0 0 1
    Wichita
    ip h r er bb k
    Giulietti, W 2-0 6 5 3 2 4 5
    Walters 0 1 0 0 1 0
    Holdzkom 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Aizenstadt 1 1 0 0 1 0
    Dew, S 24 1 0 0 0 0 3
    Walters faced two batters in the seventh inning.
    WP — Camilli, Giulietti. PB — Armstrong. HBP — Kahaulelio (Camilli), Amberson (Camilli).
    Page 2 of 2 - Umpires — Stegner, plate; Linton and Mazzarisi, field. Time — 2:58. Attendance — 3,753.
     
     
     
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