Texas 5, Wichita 0 (Doubleheader Game One- 7 innings)- Box
A pair of AirHog hurlers combined on a three-hit shutout to help Texas to a 5-0 shutout win over the visiting Wingnuts in the opening game of the twinbill. RHP Tyler Bremer made the start for Texas, and worked six strong innings, allowing just three hits and two walks. He struck out seven en route to earning the win. LHP Michael Freeman entered after Bremer and kept the Wingnuts off the board in the seventh to preserve the victory.
Offensively, a 1-0 Texas advantage became 3-0 in the second when 1B Brian Ragira lined a two-RBI single. An inning later, LF Levi Scott completed the scoring with a two-RBI single of his own. Scott and Ragira each collected a pair of hits in the win.
For Wichita, CF Harrison Kain had two of the three hits in the losing effort.
Texas 2, Wichita 1 (Doubleheader Game Two- 7 innings)- Box
LHP James Russell scattered a run and six hits over seven strong innings, picking up a complete game in the AirHogs’ 2-1 win over the Wingnuts. The former Major Leaguer struck out seven and did not walk a batter in the outing, which proved necessary for Texas to squeak out a win and sweep the twinbill.
The AirHogs’ lone runs came across in the third inning, a frame that began with a double by CF Jake Luce. Later, LF Trevor Sealey was hit by a pitch. With two on, RF Denis Phipps hit a two-RBI single to give Texas the lead. Although not a factor in that inning, 1B Levi Scott was 2-for-3, the only AirHog with multiple hits in the game.
Wichita DH Brent Clevlen hit a pair of doubles in the loss, and 2B Christian Stringer connected on a solo home run for the Wingnuts’ only scoring.
Fargo-Moorhead 7, Cleburne 1- Box
The RedHawks hit a pair of home runs in the first three innings and never relinquished their lead, completing a series sweep with a 7-1 win over the Railroaders. RF KD Kang opened the scoring with a solo shot in the second, and C Charlie Valerio added another solo blast in the third. Valerio and 2B Ryan Pineda helped to break the game open with RBI singles in a four-run fourth inning that extended the lead to 6-1. CF Kes Carter capped the scoring with an RBI single in the eighth.
Valerio, 3B Josh Mazzola, and SS Yhoxian Medina each had two hits each for the RedHawks. RHP Jose Almarante struck out 10 hitters over seven innings for the win.
RF Mitch Glasser drove in the lone run for Cleburne.
Winnipeg 16, Salina 0- Box
The Goldeyes pounded out 20 hits in a 16-0 romp over the Stockade to complete a series sweep. The effort was more than enough to support LHP Kevin McGovern, who was dominant for Winnipeg, allowing just four hits and a walk in a complete game shutout. McGovern struck out five in the outing.
Offensively, Winnipeg started their onslaught early with a three-run home run in the first by CF Reggie Abercrombie. Five more runs scored in the third, with the big blow being a two-RBI ground rule double by C Mason Katz. Winnipeg added a pair of four-run innings in the fifth and sixth to build their lead to 16-0. CF Josh Romanski hit a two-run home run in the sixth for the Goldeyes’ final two runs of the game.
Romanski collected a team-high four hits in the win, while RF David Rohm, DH David Bergin, and 3B Wes Darvill had three apiece.
For Salina, DH Daniel Aldrich hit his third double of the season.
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