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Wind Surge Clinch Series over Midland on Combined One-Hitter

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June 16, 2024 – Texas League (TL)
Wichita Wind Flood News Report

WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita Wind Surge clinched the series against the Midland Rockhounds after a 6-0 combined one-hit shutout at Riverfront Stadium. The win provides back-to-back series wind for Wichita and marks their second shutout win of the season.


Kyler Fedko connected on a bloop single to shallow center to score Jeferson Morales early in the bottom of the first inning. Fedko smoked another single two innings later off the glove of the diving Jeremy Eierman that trickled into left field. Jake Rucker trotted home, then Fedko got into a rundown between first and second, which he extended long enough for Morales to cross the plate and give Wichita a 3-0 lead before being tagged as the final out .

Jorel Ortega rushed in and scored for the Wind Surge on a wild pitch in the bottom of the fifth. He scored in five games in this series, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Aaron Sabato followed later and hit his seventh double of the season, bouncing off the wall to bring in a second run in the same frame.

Sabato wasn’t done in this one, as he hit a solo home run to the RockHounds bullpen in right-center in the bottom of the eighth inning to push Wichita ahead into a future 6-0 final. He has hit home runs in three straight games and has six on the season.

Jaylen Nowlin improved to 4-3 after throwing eight innings of one-hit baseball with four strikeouts. The Atlanta native has gone 25 consecutive frames without an earned run at Riverfront Stadium. Cody Laweryson closed the door and finished the game with two strikeouts and an infield groundout in the ninth.

The Wind Surge travel to North Little Rock for their final series of the first half against the Arkansas Travelers on Tuesday, June 18, with first pitch set at 12:05 p.m. You can listen to Wind Surge games on ESPN Wichita 92.3 FM, windsurge.com or watch them online at MiLB.TV and Bally Live. For ticket information, visit windsurge.com.

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