Wind Surge loses 7-5 against Springfield

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Wind Surge lost 7-5 to the Springfield Cardinals at Riverfront Stadium. Wichita went 7-1 early in this game, and despite making things close in the final inning, dropped its second of three this week against the North Division-leading Cardinals.

Springfield started the night by tagging Wind Surge starter Travis Adams for four runs in the top of the first thanks to a trio of scoring hits, including a two-RBI double by RJ Yeager. Nathan Church followed with a double to left field to score the fifth Cardinal run off Mike Antico.

Tanner Schobel slapped a solo home run to the left field fence in the final second to make it 5-1. The blast is Schobel’s second home run of the season and first at Riverfront Stadium in 2024.

Both sides scored in the fourth half on Thursday. Antico singled home Chandler Redmond on a shot to right field, while an infield groundout added one more to the Springfield scoreboard. Kala’i Rosario looped a single to shallow left field to allow Jake Rucker to score in the bottom half of the frame.

Luke Keaschall brought Wichita within three at 7-4 by driving home Aaron Sabato and Kyler Fedko on a base hit to left in the bottom of the fifth. The two ribbies were Keaschall’s first at the Double-A level since being called up from Cedar Rapids on Memorial Day.

A Wind Surge fifth run scored on a hotly contested double play in the bottom of the eighth off the bat of Carson McCusker. The Wind Surge loaded the bases until their final outs in the ninth before Matt Swanson completed the four-out save for his Texas League-leading eighth of the year.

Travis Adams fell to 2-4 on the season, being charged with seven earned runs on 11 hits against two hits in five innings.

Wichita continues its home series with the Springfield Cardinals on Friday, May 31st with a 6:35pm first pitch at Riverfront Stadium, Friday Fireworks. Y