Lemurs Get Swept
Wichita, KS – The Laredo Lemurs get swept out of the American Association semi-finals as the Wichita Wingnuts put up four runs in the third and go on to earn a 8-2 win on Friday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kansas.
The Lemurs came out of the gate with their hitting shoes on and put up a run in the first inning. Stephen Douglas opened up the game with a base hit followed by a Palmer Karr Jr. single. John Allen added a single to drive in Douglas and the Lemurs grabbed an early 1-0 lead.
The Lemurs lead would last till the bottom of the third with the Wichita Wingnuts picking up four runs, on two hits, with two walks, as they sent nine batters came to the plate scaring Lemurs starting pitcher Ryan Sasaki out of the game.
Sasaki took the loss as he went two and a third, giving up four runs, on two hits, giving up four walks, and striking out a batter.
The Wingnuts picked up two more runs off of Edwin Walker in the seventh. Walker picked up the first two outs easily in his first inning of work and then gave up a base hit to Greg Porter then David Peralta followed up the base hit with a homerun over the right field wall to make it 6-2 Wingnuts. The homerun by Peralta was his second of the series with the Lemurs.
The Wingnuts picked up two more runs in the eighth against Chaz Roe to make a 8-2 ballgame which would be the final.
Derek Blacksher picked up the win for the Wingnuts as he went seven strong, giving up two runs, on seven hits, with one walk, and seven strikeouts.
Stephen Douglas had a big night for the Lemurs picking up two hits in four at bats, with a homerun, and two runs scored. John Allen, Palmer Karr Jr. and Philip Incaviglia each had two hits on the night. Stephen Pearson had a rough night at the plate striking out four times for the first time all year.
With the loss the Lemurs are swept out of the American Association Semi-Finals. The American Association Championship will feature the Central champion Wichita Wingnuts and the Wild Card winner from the North Division Winnipeg Goldeyes.