Railcats Are Champions!
September 15, 2013 – Wichita, KS – The RailCats jumped out early and held off a late charge from the Wichita Wingnuts to take game four, 6-5, and win the American Association Championship in four games.
It is the RailCats first championship since 2007 and first since joining the American Association in 2011.
Game four saw another dazzling postseason pitching performance from Morgan Coombs who went seven and ⅓ innings for his second win in the playoffs. Coombs didn’t allow two baserunners in an inning until the seventh inning allowed his first two runs on a David Amberson single in the bottom of the seventh to make it 5-2.
In the top of the eighth, Zac Mitchell tripled and Danny Pulfer drove him in with a sacrifice fly to left to extend the lead.
Craig Maddox and Drew Martinez combined to add another to the RailCats lead. Maddox doubled down the left field line to begin the fifth inning and Drew Martinez drove him in with one out to take a 5-0 advantage.
That was the final inning thrown by Wingnuts starter Junior Guerra. Guerra, starting on three days rest, allowed five runs on nine hits and four walks. He took his first loss of the postseason and first since August 16.
The RailCats had 10 or more hits for the fourth straight game in the series as they out-hit the Wingnuts 49-40 in the series.
The RailCats return to U. S. Steel Yard on Sunday night at 10:00 p.m. and Fans and Media are invited to join the team for a celebration. Players will be available for interviews.