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AirHogs Set for Home Doubleheader Tomorrow After Wichita Loss

July 15, 2018 - American Association (AA) - Texas AirHogs News Release

WICHITA, Kansas - The Texas AirHogs will return home Monday for a doubleheader vs. the Chicago Dogs after dropping the finale of a four-game series in Wichita Sunday afternoon by a final of 9-2.

Texas got out to an early lead on the fourth home run of the season by Correlle Prime. He took Wichita starter Tyler Kane out to center to make it 1-0 AirHogs in the top of the fourth.

AirHogs starter Tyler Matzek faced just one over the minimum for the first three innings before John Nester tagged him for a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth to give Wichita a lead it would not relinquish.

Stewart Ijames reached base three times in the contest and picked up an RBI on a base hit in the top of the fifth that drew the AirHogs within 4-2. From there though, Wichita would strike for five combined runs in the fifth and seventh to seal the win. A two-run Tony Thomas home run off Liu Yu in the seventh would officially put the game out of reach.

Yang Jin and Casio Grider each picked up two hits for Texas. Kane (3-1) picked up the win after going six innings and limiting Texas to seven hits and two runs (two earned). Matzek (2-6) struck out seven and walked two. He suffered the loss after allowing eight hits and seven runs (seven earned) in five innings.

The Wingnuts (34-20) were led by Nester and Thomas, who combined to drive in all nine runs. The game was the last ever for the AirHogs at Lawrence Dumont Stadium. The 85-year-old baseball landmark will close its doors at the conclusion of the 2018 season.

Texas (14-39) will meet the Chicago Dogs (20-32) in a four-game, three-day series beginning with a Monday doubleheader at 6:05. Live streams of all four games in the series will be available at and

The Texas AirHogs - powered by Beijing Shougang Eagles will host Chicago July 16-18 and then return home after a long road swing to Kansas City, Winnipeg, and St. Paul on July 31 to take on Gary SouthShore. Tickets for all home games are available. Visit for more information. For the latest news, follow the team on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @TXAirHogs. Media inquiries:

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