WICHITA RETURNS TO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

WICHITA RETURNS TO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

2013 Semifinals: Game Three

Box Scores

Wichita 13, Grand Prairie 0

Pitching was undoubtedly the story for the Wingnuts in their semifinals series against the AirHogs. Wichita is heading back to the Championship Series for the second straight year after rattling off three consecutive shutout performances in a sweep of Grand Prairie. The Wingnuts completed the three-game sweep with a 13-0 victory in front of their home crowd at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Left-hander Anthony Capra (pictured) clearly earned his victory with 7.1 solid innings on the hill. Capra struck out nine men, while only allowing three hits and a walk against the Grand Prairie offense. Andrew Aizenstadt and Josh Dew carried the rest of the load, as the pair held the AirHogs hitless over the final 1.2 innings. Aizenstadt finished the eighth inning for Capra, while Dew finished off the game in the ninth. The end result was a remarkable 30 shutout innings in three games for the Wichita pitching staff.

Even if Capra and company had turned in less-than-stellar outings, the Wichita offense would have picked them up in spades. The Wingnuts pounded home 13 runs on 19 hits, as six different Wichita hitters tallied multiple hits. Ryan Khoury, C.J. Ziegler and Brent Clevlen each had three hits, but Khoury was the biggest run-producer. The leadoff hitter drove home a team-leading three runs in the win, including a homer in the sixth and a pair of doubles in the second and seventh innings.

 

Photo courtesy of the Wichita Wingnuts