Wichita steals series from Explorers with rubber game win

Tony Thomas was 3-for-6 with a home run, three RBI and three runs, Wichita pounded out 19 hits and the Wingnuts beat the Explorers on Saturday, 11-8.

One day after ending the Explorers’ 10-game win streak, Wichita jumped all over Sioux City starter Keith Picht. Picht gave up 11 hits and six runs in 4.1 innings of work.

Logan Watkins was 4-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored. John Nester added three hits. Every player in the Wingnuts lineup had at least one hit, and seven different players drove in runs.

Sioux City’s bats kept them in the game, most notably in the fifth inning, when they scored four runs to take an 8-6 lead. Jay Baum hit a two-run double in that inning, and finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs. Nate Samson added two hits and drove in two runs.

But Wichita closed with five unanswered runs to seal the victory. The Wingnuts scored in every inning, except the second and eighth.

The X’s had 12 hits. Jay Austin was 2-for-3 and walked twice.

Sioux City hits the road for a three-game series in Chicago. First pitch for game one against the Dogs is Monday at 7:05 p.m.

adwpadmin

adwpadmin

Top Sports Stories

STORM TEAM 4 FORECAST
Sioux City
56°
Yankton
55°
Spencer
57°
Norfolk
60°
Storm Lake
55°
Denison
61°
T.J.’s Forecast: Big, COOLER changes for our Friday

T.J.’s Forecast: Big, COOLER changes for our Friday

After a day of heavy rainfall and some wicked thunderstorms, high pressure is building back in and this will bring

Click for forecast details...
Connect With KTIV
Top Sports Stories

East drops Hoover for homecoming win

Sioux City East improved to 3-2 with a 38-25 homecoming win over Des Moines Hoover on Thursday night.

Frost focuses on little things before trip to Michigan

It's been over 60 years since Nebraska has started a season at 0-2. The Cornhuskers visit number-19 Michigan on Saturday.

Briar Cliff football making program history starting the season 3-0

Last season the Chargers didn't win a single game going 0-11. The Chargers Football program has only been going on for

Dordt stays perfect in GPAC play with sweep of Briar Cliff

See highlights of Dordt's volleyball sweep over Briar Cliff, and check out Tuesday's SportsFource scoreboard.

Iowa defense faces tough test in No. 18 Wisconsin

Iowa will play in their second trophy game of the season, this coming Saturday. Wisconsin visits Iowa City, with the

Scroll to top
Skip to content