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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Wingnuts score in 12th for win

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  • GRAND PRAIRIE — The Wichita Wingnuts waited a long time to get its offense going in game one of the American Association playoff semifinals Wednesday at Grand Prairie — a long, long time.
    The Wingnuts scored a pair of runs in the top of the 12th to claim a 2-0 win in the best-of-five series.
    To open the 12th, John Rodriguez singled. After a pop out to center field, Brent Clevlen singled and Abel Nieves drew a walk. Johnny Bowden then walked to force in a run. David Amberson followed with an RBI single.
    John Rodriguez finished three for four hitting for the Wingnuts. Amberson finished two for five.
    Andres Rodriguez went two for six at the plate for Grand Prairie.
    Wichita starter Junior Guerra lasted six innings, allowing five hits, five walks and six strikeouts. Daniel Bennett, Nick Walters each pitched an inning. Walters struck out two. Andrew Aizenstadt pitched two innings with a strikeout. Lincoln Holdzkom pitched the 11th inning for the win.
    Josh Dew pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the 12th for the save.
    Grand Prairie starter Aaron Wilkerson lasted seven innings, allowing three hits, four walks and five strikeouts. Boomer Potts, Patrick Mincey, David Quinowski and Brandon Bargas also pitched. Stephen Nikonchik took the loss.
    Game two is 7:05 p.m. today in Grand Prairie. Game three is 7:05 p.m. Friday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
    Wichita ab r h bi
    Khory ss 4 0 0 0
    Kahaulelio 2b 5 0 0 0
    J.Rodriguez dh 4 1 3 0
    Ziegler 1b 5 0 0 0
    Clevlen cf 5 1 1 0
    Nieves 3b 4 0 0 0
    Armstrong c 3 0 0 1
    Bowden pr 0 0 0 0
    Amberson rf 5 0 2 1
    McDonald lf 4 0 0 0
    TOTALS 39 2 6 2
    Grand Pr. ab r h bi
    Pinckney 3b 5 0 1 0
    A.Rodriguez 1b 6 0 2 0
    Karr dh 5 0 0 0
    Newell lf 4 0 1 0
    Pineda 2b 4 0 0 0
    Mozingo rf 4 0 0 0
    Flores c 5 0 1 0
    Kiniry cf 3 0 1 0
    Nishimoto ss 5 0 0 0
    TOTALS 41 0 6 0
    Wichita 000 000 000 002 —2
    Grand Pr. 000 000 000 000 —0
    E — Kahaulelio, Nieves. DP — Wichita 2, Grand Prairie. LOB — Wic. 7, GP 13. 2B — Kiniry. SB — J.Rodriguez, Kiniry 2. CS — J.Rodriguez 2.
    Wichita
    ip h r er bb k
    Guerra 6 5 0 0 5 6
    Bennett 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Walters 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Aizenstadt 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Holdzkom, W 1 1 0 0 0 0
    Dew, S 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Grand Prairie
    ip h r er bb k
    Wilkerson 7 3 0 0 4 5
    Potts 1.1 0 0 0 0 1
    Mincey 1.2 0 0 0 0 1
    Quinowski .1 0 0 0 0 0
    Nikonchik, L 1 2 2 2 1 1
    Bargas .2 1 0 0 1 0
    WP — Wilkerson.
    Umpires — Thigpen, plate; Morgan, first; O'Leary, second; Pascucci, third. Time — 4:26. Attendance — 585.

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