Wichita 17, Laredo 14 – Box
The Wichita Wingnuts proved once again that they’re hard to beat in an offensive slugfest, downing Laredo, 17-14.
After the Lemurs took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, Wichita responded with five runs in the bottom of the frame, including a three-run homer by 1B David Espinosa.
Laredo put up a seven spot in the top of the second, including a three-run shot from 3B John Alonso and a two-run homer from LF JP Ramirez to give the Lemurs a 9-5 lead.
Wichita rebounded with a run in the third and five more in the fourth to take an 11-9 lead, but Laredo grabbed a 13-11 lead in the seventh.
In the bottom of the seventh, Wichita C Brent Dean tied the game with a two-run homer, and CF Jake Luce hit a go-ahead two-RBI double to give Wichita its decisive lead.
Right-hander Chris Peacock got the win after allowing three runs in the seventh, and in a fitting twist, 2B Taylor Oldham took the mound in the ninth and retired the final three batters for a save in his first pitching appearance this season.
Amarillo 8, Grand Prairie 1 – Box
The Sox scored five runs in the first two innings en route to an 8-1 road win against Grand Prairie Sunday afternoon.
Amarillo 2B Geraldo Valentin led off the game with a single, and LF Johnny Bladel doubled in the next at-bat. RF Derek Perren grounded out to third base, scoring a run, and DH Kyle Nichols singled home Bladel to give the Sox a first-inning 2-0 lead. Bladel led Amarillo with four hits and two runs scored.
CF Jason Martin hit a three-run homer in the second inning to make it 5-0. The Sox added three more in the eighth on two wild pitches and a passed ball.
Amarillo left-hander Clayton Tanner allowed one run on six hits in seven innings, striking out four. Grand Prairie scored its lone run in the sixth on a run-scoring groundout by 3B Matthew Burns.