May 22, 2024

⚾ Wichita Wind Surge drop series opener

Posted May 22, 2024 11:10 AM
Wind Surge Falter In Series Opener Versus San Antonio
Wind Surge Falter In Series Opener Versus San Antonio

WICHITA, Kan.—The Wichita Wind Surge dropped the series opener 3-2 against the San Antonio Missions at Riverfront Stadium. Despite the Wind Surge loading the bases and getting a run back in the ninth on a passed ball, Wichita loses their fourth straight.

A trio of singles for the Missions allowed them to strike first in the leadoff frame of the series. Michael De La Cruz had the last such to allow Cole Cummings to score. Cummings followed with a solo home run to right-center in the bottom of the third to push the San Antonio lead to 2-0 a third of the way through.

Tanner Schobel finally brought the Wind Surge on the board in the bottom of the fifth. He pushed an RBI single to the opposite way to right field to score Emmanuel Rodriguez from second.

Brandon Valenzuela matched Cummings by slugging a solo home run in the top of the seventh to make the score 3-1 Missions heading into the stretch.

Despite the Wichita leadoff batter striking out to begin the bottom of the ninth, the following three batters drew walks to load the bases. Rodriguez scored from third on a passed ball, sliding just beneath the tag by Jayvien Sandridge. The next batter grounded into a force out at second to end the game by a 3-2 final.

Andrew Morris was pinned with the loss in his Double-A debut, giving up two earned runs on seven hits in five and one-third innings alongside three strikeouts.

The Wind Surge continue their series with the San Antonio Missions on Wednesday, May 23, with a 7:05 PM first pitch on Winetastic Wednesday at Riverfront Stadium. You can listen to Wind Surge games on ESPN Wichita 92.3 and or watch online at MiLB.TV and Bally Live. For ticket information, please visit