WINGNUTS WIN SOUTH DIVISION SHOWDOWN

WINGNUTS WIN SOUTH DIVISION SHOWDOWN

Wichita 5, Laredo 2- Box 

In a matchup of the top two teams in the American Association’s South division, the Wingnuts continued their dominating season. All-Star SS Ryan Khoury hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning, and All-Star C Chris McMurray hit an RBI single later in the frame. RF David Amberson hit a solo home run in the sixth inning for the Wingnuts’ last run of the game.

Khoury and Amberson had two hits each in the game. For Laredo, C Carlos Ramirez was 2-for-4 with a solo home run. CF Nick Van Stratten and RF Denis Phipps had two hits apiece as well.

RHP Jon Link (pictured) struck out seven in six and 2/3 innings for the win, and RHP Matt Nevarez saved his 18th game for the season.

St. Paul 10, Sioux Falls 4- Box

With seven runs in the last three innings at bat, the Saints took a home win over the Canaries. 1B Angelo Songco hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning as part of the rally. He was 2-for-4 on the night. 3B Henry Wrigley was 3-for-4 with a home run earlier in the game. 2B Jordan McDonald was 2-for-4 in the contest.

1B AJ Kirby-Jones was 3-for-4 for Sioux Falls, including his 12th home run of the season. LF Brandon Jones had two hits.

RHP Drew Gay worked three and 1/3 innings in relief for the win.

Gary SouthShore 9, Sioux City 7- Box

The RailCats beat the Explorers on the road with nine runs from innings 2-4. 1B Wally Backman Jr. hit a two-run home run in the second, his second of the season. DH Ryan Babineau was 3-for-5 on the night, leaving the yard with a two-run home run in the third. LF Josh Romanski was 3-for-4 with a home run, a solo shot in the fourth.

All-Star 2B Zac Mitchell was 3-for-5 with two RBI for Gary SouthShore. All nine RailCats starters had at least one hit. Sioux City pounded out 14 hits in the losing effort, with CF Michael Lang going 3-for-4.

RHP Stephen Bougher struck out one in five and 1/3 innings en route to the win. RHP James Parr saved his fifth game of the season.

Grand Prairie 10, Kansas City 7- Box

The two clubs combined for nine first inning runs, and the scoring would continue from there as the AirHogs took a slugfest. 1B Frazier Hall hit a bases-clearing double for Grand Prairie in their five-run first, part of a 2-for-5 game with four RBI and a solo home run. 2B Alex Nunez was 3-for-5 as well.

3B TJ Mittlestaedt and SS Vladamir Frias hit home runs for Kansas City.

RHP Ryan Searle struck out three in seven innings to earn the win. The save went to RHP Dakota Watts, who struck out a batter in a scoreless ninth. 

Fargo-Moorhead at Winnipeg- Postponed 

The game between the RedHawks and Goldeyes was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Central time at Shaw Park.

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