The Laredo Lemurs rolled in to Wichita on July fourth looking to extend their six game winning streak and regain sole possession of first place in the South division. The Wingnuts had other plans though. Wichita jumped out to a two run lead in the second inning and did not look back taking down the Lemurs 7-1.
Wichita used three doubles in the second to open the scoring leading 2-0 against Lemurs starter Joe Testa. Wichita would three more on a three-run home run by Matt Chavez in the third inning. Testa would throw just three innings allowing five runs on five hits with a pair of walks and two strikeouts.
Danny Moskovits would relieve Testa and throw the final five frames for the Lemurs. He would give up a leadoff solo home run to start off the bottom of the fourth, but would go on to retire the next 10 batters he faced. Wichita would score again in the eighth inning as Moskovits would allow two runs over five innings on five hits with four strikeouts.
The Lemurs bats were cooled off after being red hot the last six games against the Blasters and AirHogs. Laredo would get just eight hits and one run against the Wingnuts with starter Tim Brown throwing seven scoreless frames on five hits. Brown would walk his first batter of the year in the third inning when Cesar Valera drew a two out walk.
Laredo’s one run came in the eighth inning after Alvaro Rondon lead off the inning with a single. He’d reach second base on a wild pitch and then score on Leandro Castro’s single. Three Lemurs hitters would have a multiple hits in the game as Castro, Drew Martinez, and Ty Morrison were all 2-4 in the game.