The Wichita Wingnuts (49-25) beat the Can-Am League's Newark Bears (23-48) 13-5 at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium on Sunday evening.

The Wingnuts scored three runs in the top of the fifth to take a 4-2 lead.  Jonathan Davis drew a leadoff walk and advanced to third on a pair of wild pitches from Bears' starter Joe Testa.  After Ryan Khoury walked, Jake Kahaulelio ripped a double down the left field line to score Davis with the tying run.  John Rodriguez followed with a line drive single to left that scored Khoury to make it 3-2 Wichita.  With runners on first and third and one out, Rodriguez stole second base.  Kahaulelio scored from third when Bears' catcher Sandy DeLeon threw to second.

The Wingnuts added four in the top of the seventh.  Khoury singled to left, moved to second on a walk to Kahaulelio, and advanced to third when Rodriguez reached on an error by shorstop Bridger Hunt.  Damian Seguin relieved Testa and allowed a sacrifice fly to C.J. Ziegler that made it 5-2.  Clevlen capped the inning with a three-run home run to left-center.

Khoury and Kahaulelio opened the top of the eighth with back-to-back singles.  After Rodriguez was robbed by Bears' center fielder Trent Wilkins on a deep drive to left-center, Ziegler cleared the bases with a three-run home run.  It was Ziegler's 21st home run of the season, tying a Wingnuts' single-season record held by Kelly Hunt and Greg Porter who each hit 21 in 2009.  Cole Armstrong and Jared McDonald added two-out, RBI hits later in the eighth to stretch the lead to 13-2.

Newark scored two in the bottom of the eighth and one in the ninth before Ryan Scoles struck out Sean O'Hare with the bases loaded to close out the win.

Wander Nunez hit a two-out, two-run double to right-center in the bottom of the first to give the Bears an early 2-0 advantage.

Rodriguez homered on a line drive to right-center in the top of the third to get Wichita on the board at 2-1.

Junior Guerra earned the win for the Wingnuts, allowing two earned runs on eight hits over seven innings.  Guerra walked two and struck out a career-high 10 batters.

Testa took the loss, allowing seven earned runs on six hits over six-plus innings.  Testa walked six and struck out five.

All nine of Wichita's starters reached base at least once, while eight collected at least one hit.  Davis reached base five times with three walks and two hit batsmen.  Khoury and Kahaulelio each scored three runs.  Khoury, Kahaulelio, Rodriguez, Clevlen, and Abel Nieves all had multi-hit games.

The Wingnuts travel to Pomona, NY for a four-game series against the Rockland Boulders beginning Monday night.  First pitch at Provident Bank Park is 6:00 p.m. Central Time.  Anthony Capra starts for the Wingnuts.  All the action can be heard locally on Oldies 92.7 KWME and worldwide at

The Wingnuts return home on Tuesday, August 13th when they host the Gary SouthShore RailCats.  Individual tickets can be purchased by calling (316) 755-SEAT, or by visiting

Beginning this season, fans can use cash at all points of sale in Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  Debit and credit cards will still be accepted.