GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — The Wichita Wingnuts dropped a pair of games to the Texas AirHogs Wednesday in American Association play in Grand Prairie.
Wichita fell 5-0 in the first game and 2-1 in the second game.
In the first game, Tyler Bremer (1-0) pitched six innings for Texas, allowing three hits, two walks and seven strikeouts. Michael Freeman pitched the seventh inning, walking one and striking out one. Alex Boshers (1-1) took the loss for Wichita, allowing five runs on six hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Jesse Pratt pitched a scoreless sixth inning.
The AirHogs scored all of their runs in the first three innings. Levi Scott and Brian Ragira each had two hits and two RBIs. Beamer Weems also drove in a run.
Harrison Kain had two of Wichita’s three hits.
Texas overcame three errors in the game.
In the second game, Wichita outhit Texas 6-5, but gave up a pair of runs in the third inning. Wichita scored in the fourth.
James Russell (1-0) went the distance for Texas, allowing a run on six hits with five strikeouts. Ryan Kussmaul (0-2) went the distance for Wichita, allowing two runs on five hits with four strikeouts.
Christian Stringer hit a solo home run for Wichita. Brent Clevlen went two for three hitting.
Denis Phipps drove in both runs for Texas. Scott went two for three hitting.
Wichita drops to 4-3. Texas moves to 3-4. Wichita returns home to host Winnipeg at 7:05 p.m. today.
STOCKADE STYMIED — The Salina Stockade ended its three-game series in Wichita with a 16-0 loss to the Winnipeg Goldeyes Wednesday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
Winnipeg scored three runs in the first inning, five in the third, four in the fifth and four in the sixth.
Josh Romanski went four for six hitting for the Goldeyes with a home run and four RBIs. Reggie Abercrombie added a home run and four RBIs. David Rohm went three for six with three RBIs. Mason Katz drove in two runs.
Kevin McGovern went nine innings for Winnipeg, allowing four hits, a walk and five strikeouts. Sam Agnew-Wieland lasted three innings in the loss for Salina.
Winnipeg is 5-2, while Salina falls to 1-6. Winnipeg stays in Wichita to open a three-game series against the Wingnuts. Salina moves to CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan., for a 3 p.m. doubleheader against Fargo-Moorhead.
Boshers (L, 1-1), Pratt 6 and Fisher; Bremer (W, 1-0), Freeman 7 and Wagner. Time — 2:02.
Kussmaul (L, 0-2) and Medina; Russell (W, 1-0) and Miller. HR — W: Stringer (1). Time — 1:48. Attendance — 5,445.
Winnipeg 16, Salina 0
Agnew-Wieland (L, 0-2), Thurber 4, Johnson 6, Lewis 7, Herr 8 and Cuyos; McGovern (W, 1-0) and Katz. HR — W: Romanski (4), Abercrombie (2). Time — 2:31.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Wichita State Shockers began the beginning to the end of their tenure in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 3-1 win over Southern Illinois in the MVC baseball tournament in Springfield.
Willie Schwanke hit a solo home run for the Shockers in the top of the second inning. An error led to an SIU run in the bottom of the seventh.
In the top of the 10th, the Shockers scored on a Alex Bohm fielder’s choice and a Luke Ritter RBI single.
Chandler Sanburn (5-3) threw two scoreless innings of relief for the win. Ben Hecht struck out two in the bottom of the 10th for his seventh save of the season. Starter Zach Lewis struck out eight in 6 2-3 innings. The Shocker pitchers allowed just two hits.
Ryan Netermeyer (1-2) took the loss for SIU.
Schwanke went four for five hitting for the Shockers. Jordan Boyer went two for three.
The Shockers improve to 28-28, while SIU falls to 27-29. Wichita State plays the Illinois State-Missouri State winner at 7:30 p.m. today.
Lewis, Biechler 7, Sanburn (W, 5-3) 8, Hecht (S, 7) 10 and Croft; Whitmer, Netemeyer (L, 1-2) 9, Jacobs 10 and Hutchins. HR — WSU: Schwanke (1). Time — 3:24.