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All-Time Wins Leader Purchased by Braves

July 12, 2013 - American Association (AA) Wichita Wingnuts

WICHITA, KS- Wichita Wingnuts' left-handed pitcher Ryan Hinson was purchased by the Atlanta Braves' organization on Thursday afternoon.

In 10 starts this season, Hinson was 7-2 with a league-best 1.53 ERA. Hinson also ranks seventh in the American Association with 57 strikeouts. The 26-year-old lefty allowed two or fewer earned runs in nine of 10 starts and did not allow more than three earned runs in any of them. Hinson was named the American Association's Pitcher of the Month for June.

"This is great news and well-deserved for 'Hinsy'," said Wingnuts' manager Kevin Hooper. "He's earned this opportunity to get back to affiliated ball. He has been a huge part of our organization for three years and we wish him nothing but the best."

A native of Rock Hill, SC, Hinson threw a complete game, six-hit shutout last Saturday versus Amarillo to become the Wingnuts' all-time leader in wins (27). Hinson also ranks first in team history with 234 strikeouts. During his three seasons in Wichita, Hinson was a combined 27-15 with a 3.58 ERA over 51 starts and three relief appearances.

Hinson is expected to report to the Braves' High-A Carolina League affiliate in Lynchburg, VA.

Hinson is the second player the Wingnuts have sold to a Major League organization this year and the 18th all-time.

Wingnuts Sold to Major League Organizations

OF Dustan Mohr, 2008 - Colorado Rockies

RHP Will Savage, 2010 - Los Angeles Dodgers

RHP Ben Graham, 2010 - Washington Nationals

LHP Justin Dowdy, 2010 - Tampa Bay Rays

OF Ryan Patterson, 2011 - Arizona Diamondbacks

LHP Dustin Pease, 2011 - San Diego Padres

RHP Cephas Howard, 2011 - Texas Rangers

OF Kenny Gilbert, 2011 - Chicago White Sox

OF Brent Clevlen, 2011 - Cincinnati Reds

OF Brent Clevlen, 2011 - Philadelphia Phillies

SS Jose Martinez, 2012 - Houston Astros

LHP Nate Robertson, 2012 - Toronto Blue Jays

RHP Matt Nevarez, 2012 - Tampa Bay Rays

RHP Andrew Aizenstadt, 2012 - Philadelphia Phillies

RHP James Hoyt, 2012 - Atlanta Braves

OF Adam Buschini, 2013 - San Diego Padres

RHP Jon Link, 2013 - Detroit Tigers

LHP Ryan Hinson, 2013 - Atlanta Braves

The Wingnuts play at Kansas City on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. All the action can be heard locally on Oldies 92.7 KWME and worldwide at www.pressboxproductionsradio.com

The Wingnuts return home on Thursday, July 18th when they host the Lincoln Saltdogs. Individual tickets can be purchased by calling (316) 755-SEAT, or by visiting www.selectaseat.com

Beginning this season, fans can use cash at all points of sale in Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Debit and credit cards will still be accepted.

For season tickets, group outings, or party packages, call the Wingnuts' main office at (316) 264-NUTS, or visit the Wingnuts' official website at www.wichitawingnuts.com.

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