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Offensive Onslaught Buries T-Bones

June 14, 2017 - American Association (AA) - Wichita Wingnuts News Release

WICHITA, Kans. (June 13, 2017) - The Wichita Wingnuts piled up a season-high 20 hits and got an excellent start from Tyler Kane, as they bludgeoned the Kansas City T-Bones 15-3 on Tuesday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Wichita put up multiple runs in five different innings, and didn't waste much time jumping all over Kansas City starter Rich Mascheri (2-1). Three doubles in the first, including RBI two-baggers from Brent Clevlen and Matt Chavez, gave the Wingnuts (17-8) a quick 2-0 lead.

Three more runs followed in the second, featuring a solo shot from Martin Medina and a two-run double from TJ Mittelstaedt, and it was 5-0 Wichita. Mittelstaedt later added an RBI single, helping him to move into sole possession of second place in Wingnuts history for career RBIs with 168.

After the T-Bones (12-12) got a run on an RBI groundout in the third, Leo Vargas helped the Wingnuts respond with a two-run, inside-the-park home run in the home half. His high fly ball ricocheted hard off the top of the wall in left, and Vargas raced around to score without a throw. The Wichita shortstop went on to tie his career-high with four base hits, one of seven Wingnuts with a multi-hit effort.

Chavez supplied a more conventional round-tripper in the fourth, pounding a three-run homer over the wall in left as part of a six-run frame that blew the game open for a 13-1 Wingnuts lead. Zac Fisher capped off the scoring for Wichita with a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh.

Amidst all the offense, Kane (4-1) navigated through seven strong innings, allowing just one earned run on seven hits. Newcomer Garrett Gould flipped a scoreless eighth, before James Campbell closed out the victory by retiring the T-Bones in the ninth.

The Wingnuts and T-Bones will continue their series tomorrow with a matinee contest at 11:05, as Alex Boshers (3-1, 5.04) will get the start for Wichita against Kansas City right-hander Scott Carroll (2-1, 3.52). All the action will be broadcast on 1410 AM/93.9 FM, and at americanassociationbaseball.tv.


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