WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts extended its winning streak to six games with a pair of wins over the Cleburne Railroaders Wednesday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita.
The Wingnuts won the first game 2-0 and the second game 8-4.
In the first game, Wichita scored on a pair of RBI doubles for Zach Nehrir in the fourth and sixth innings.
Wichita pitcher Casey Harman (2-0) went six innings, allowing four hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Daniel Tillman pitched the seventh for the save.
Patrick Mincey (0-1) took the loss for the Railroaders, allowing two runs on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts.
Cameron Monger went two for three hitting for Cleburn.
In the second game, Wichita trailed 3-0, but came back with two runs in the bottom of the third and six in the bottom of the sixth. The Railroaders came up with a run in the top of the seventh.
Jordan Cooper (2-0) pitched a complete game for the Wingnuts, allowing one earned run on five hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Cleburne used four pitchers with Shawn Blackwell (0-1) taking the loss.
Leo Vargas went two for four hitting for Wichita with two RBIs. Ryne Willard also drove in two runs. Tony Thomas hit a solo home run. Logan Trowbridge also drove in a run.
Levi Scott and Rafael Palmeiro each drove in a run for Cleburne, 5-7.
Wichita is 8-4 and moves into a tie for second place in the American Association South, 1/2 game behind Sioux City.
Wichita and Cleburne wrap up their series at 7:05 p.m. today.
Mincey (L, 0-1) and Grant-Parks; Harman (W, 2-0), Tillman (S, 3) 7 and Nester. Time — 1:51.
Young, Gunn 4, Blackwell (L, 0-3) 5, Cox 6 and Pair; Cooper (W, 2-0) and Trowbridge. HR — W: Thomas (3). Time — 2:21. Attendance — 2,248.