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Wichita Takes Care of Business, Sweeps AirHogs

August 25, 2018 - American Association (AA) - Wichita Wingnuts News Release

GRAND PRAIRIE, Tex. - The Wichita Wingnuts jumped out to an early lead and never looked back on Saturday night, downing the Texas AirHogs 6-1 at AirHogs Stadium. The win meant not just a series sweep for the Wingnuts but also a season sweep, as Wichita defeated Texas in all 13 meetings during the season. The Wingnuts also swept the season series from Winnipeg and Sioux Falls.

Wichita (57-35) jumped all over Texas starter Sean Stutzman (0-4), grabbing two runs in the second and three more in the third. Zach Nehrir got the scoring started with a two-out, two-run single, then in the third Chase Simpson clobbered a two-run homer and Logan Watkins added a sacrifice fly for a 5-0 lead.

That would be more than enough run support for Casey Harman (11-4), who struck out a career-high 10 batters while tossing six strong innings. He held Texas (24-67) to six hits while only walking one.

Correlle Prime doubled home the AirHogs only run of the game in the third, but the Wingnuts restored the five-run cushion on a Nehrir sacrifice fly. Nehrir drove home three runs in the game, tying a season high. Watkins finished with four hits, while Nick Rotola notched his first three-hit game as a professional.

Seth Harvey, Scott Kuzminsky, and Austin Boyle each worked a scoreless inning in relief to nail down the victory.

The Wingnuts will be off on Sunday, before opening up a two-game series against the Gary SouthShore RailCats on Monday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM, and will be broadcast on 1410 AM/93.9 FM KGSO, TuneIn and

For information on season tickets, group outings, and party packages, call the Wingnuts main office at (316) 264-NUTS, or visit the Wingnuts official website at

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