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Wallner leads Wichita to win

July 4, 2022

Wichita, KS- The Wind Surge defeated the Amarillo Sod Poodles 5-3 on Monday night behind eleven hits and two homers from Matt Wallner as the Surge took the series opener in front of 6,129 fans in Wichita. The Surge got on the board early as Matt Wallner hit a leadoff

Wichita, KS- The Wind Surge defeated the Amarillo Sod Poodles 5-3 on Monday night behind eleven hits and two homers from Matt Wallner as the Surge took the series opener in front of 6,129 fans in Wichita.

The Surge got on the board early as Matt Wallner hit a leadoff homer to tie the game 1-1. Chris Williams followed with a two-run home run that gave Wichita a 3-1 lead in the first inning. Wallner finished the night two for four with three RBIs.

Wichita scored two more runs behind a Matt Wallner two-run blast for his second homer of the night that gave the Surge a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth.

Daniel Gossett got the start on the mound for the fourth time for Wichita and pitched five innings and allowed two runs on four hits and tallied seven strikeouts to earn his first win of the season with the Surge.

Wallner hit his fourth multi-home run game for the Wind Surge.

Notes: Matt Wallner has reached base in 19 consecutive games and is first in the Texas League in RBIs (58) and second in home runs (20) … Wichita improves to 2-0 all-time on the 4th of July… Wichita improves to 11-28 when the opponent scores first… Steven Cruz tallied his second save of the season.

Coming Up: The Wind Surge will resume play against the Amarillo Sod Poodles Wednesday, July 6th for a 7:05 first pitch and gates open at 6:00. Louie Varland will get the start on the hill for Wichita. The game will be carried by radio ESPN Wichita 92.3, MiLB.com and Windsurge.com