Important Dates in Wingnuts History

November 7th, 2007
The Wichita Wingnuts name and logo are officially unveiled at a press conference at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in downtown Wichita.  The Wingnuts join the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, and are set to play their home games at historic Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  Former number one overall draft pick Kash Beauchamp is introduced as the club’s inaugural field manager.

November 19th, 2007
Former Wichita State University standout Derek Schermerhorn becomes the first Wingnuts’ player officially signed to a contract.

February 19th, 2008
Wichita State University legend and former Major Leaguer Kevin Hooper signs a contract to play for the Wingnuts.  Hooper hit .373 in 2008 and won the American Association batting title by 40 points.

March 13th, 2008
Spinner the Squirrel is introduced as the Wingnuts’ mascot during a press conference at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

May 8th, 2008
The Wingnuts win their inaugural game 8-5 over the Sioux City Explorers in front of 5,974 fans at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  Chris Colton collects the first base hit and RBI in team history, while starting pitcher Brad Davis earns the win.

May 9th, 2008
The Wingnuts win both ends of a double header from the Sioux City Explorers in walk-off fashion.  During the opener, Steve Pearson launches the first home run in team history.  Heath Keel slugged the team’s first grand slam in the nightcap.  6,779 fans attend the twinbill.

May 14th, 2008
The Wingnuts turn the second triple play in American Association history during a morning game at El Paso’s Cohen Stadium.

May 16th, 2008
The Wingnuts defeat the Grand Prairie AirHogs 4-2 in the inaugural game at brand new QuikTrip Park.

May 29th, 2008
Brad Davis delivers the first complete game in team history, holding the Sioux Falls Canaries to one run on three hits at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

June 14th, 2008
The Wingnuts defeat the St. Paul Saints 5-2 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  A major brawl between the two clubs takes place in the top of the ninth inning.

June 23rd, 2008
The Wingnuts defeat the Shreveport Sports 16-2 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  Wichita plates 12 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning which remains a team record.

July 7th, 2008
Sioux Falls’ Beau Torbert hits for the cycle against the Wingnuts at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

July 9th, 2008
Manager Kash Beauchamp’s tirade garners national attention following his ejection in the nightcap of a double header versus the Sioux Falls Canaries.

July 18th, 2008
Steve Pearson almost single-handedly helps the Wingnuts defeat the Sioux City Explorers 8-7 in 11 innings at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  Pearson tied the game in the second, seventh, ninth, and 11th frames, and eventually scored the decisive run.

July 22nd, 2008
Shortstop Kevin Hooper, second baseman Brenan Herrera, and third baseman Michael Thompson represent the Wingnuts on the North Division in the American Association All-Star Game at St. Paul’s Midway Stadium.  Thompson wins the home run derby event.

July 25th, 2008
Blake Gailen nearly hits for the cycle in a 12-2 win at St. Paul.  Gailen had five hits, including two singles, two doubles, and a home run.  The second double came during his final at bat and was nearly stretched into the elusive triple.

July 30th, 2008
Right-hander Gustavo Mata tosses the first complete game shutout in team history, blanking the St. Paul Saints on four hits in game one of a double header at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

August 22nd, 2008
The Wingnuts score twice in the bottom of the ninth inning at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium to eliminate the Lincoln Saltdogs from postseason contention on the second-to-last day of the season.

August 23rd, 2008
The Wingnuts lose 10-5 to the Lincoln Saltdogs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, and finish their inaugural season 45-50.

November 5th, 2008
Kevin Hooper is named the second manager in team history during a press conference at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in downtown Wichita.

May 16th, 2009
Former Major Leaguer Dustan Mohr hits the first walk-off home run in team history in the nightcap of a double header versus the Lincoln Saltdogs.

May 20th, 2009
Former Wichita State University catcher Joe Muich homers in the bottom of the 13th inning to help the Wingnuts beat the Sioux Falls Canaries.

June 3rd, 2009
The Wingnuts set an American Association record with 11 doubles in a 16-5 win at El Paso’s Cohen Stadium.  All nine starters had at least one double and at least one run scored.

June 23rd, 2009
Right-hander Will Savage pitches the second no-hitter in American Association history in a 1-0 win at Sioux City’s Lewis and Clark Park.  Savage struck out seven and walked four.  The lone run came on a Greg Porter home run in the top of the third inning.

June 27th, 2009
Right-hander Adam Cowart pitches a complete game, three-hit shutout in a 7-0 win versus St. Paul.  The win is the Wingnuts’ seventh in a row, and trims their magic number for clinching the first half down to one.

June 28th, 2009
The Wingnuts clinch their first playoff berth in team history with a 2-1 win versus the St. Paul Saints.  Will Savage, who threw a no-hitter five days earlier, tosses seven strong innings to earn the win.  The Wingnuts finished the first half 32-16, at least nine games in front of the other teams in the North Division.

June 30th, 2009
The Wingnuts win their ninth consecutive game, 4-2 over the Sioux City Explorers at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  The nine-game streak remains a franchise record until 2012.

July 8th, 2009
The Wingnuts lose 2-1 to the St. Paul Saints in a game cut short by a massive hail storm that sweeps through the Wichita area.  The storm inflicts heavy damage to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium as well as numerous vehicles in the parking lot.

July 17th, 2009
The Wingnuts play their longest game in team history by innings, losing 7-6 to the Lincoln Saltdogs at Haymarket Park on a 16th-inning home run from outfielder Deacon Burns.

July 21st, 2009
The Wingnuts send a league-high seven players to Grand Prairie’s QuikTrip Park for the American Association All-Star Game.  Left fielder Greg Porter, shortstop Josh Horn, catcher Joe Muich, designated hitter Kelly Hunt, and pitchers Derek Blacksher, Gabe Medina, and Adam Cowart help the North Division to a 6-2 victory.

August 28th, 2009
The Wingnuts net an American Association record five Postseason All-Stars.  Left fielder Greg Porter, shortstop Josh Horn, catcher Joe Muich, and pitchers Derek Blacksher and Brad Davis are all honored.

August 29th, 2009
Kevin Hooper is named the American Association’s Manager of the Year in his first season.

August 30th, 2009
Greg Porter is named the American Association’s Player of the Year.  Porter finished first in batting average (.372), tied for first in home runs (21), and second in RBI (86).  The Wingnuts finish the 2009 regular season with a league-best record of 58-38.

September 1st, 2009
The Wingnuts win their first postseason game in team history 6-2 over the Lincoln Saltdogs at Haymarket Park.  Greg Porter and Kelly Hunt each have four-hit games, while Will Savage earns the win with seven strong innings.

September 4th, 2009
Derek Blacksher fires seven and two-thirds shutout innings to help the Wingnuts win Game Three of the North Division Series versus the Lincoln Saltdogs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

October 6th, 2009
The Wingnuts become 100 percent locally owned when Steve Ruud, Gary Austerman, Nate Robertson, Dan Waller, and Nick Easter purchase majority control of the team from Chicago businessman Horn Chen.

October 7th, 2009
Greg Porter is named Baseball America’s 2009 Independent Baseball Player of the Year.  Two days later, Porter is recognized as the 2009 “Star of Stars” by PA Sports Ticker.

April 2010
A state-of-the-art, high-definition video board replaces the previous model at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium that was damaged in the July 2009 hail storm.

June 5th, 2010
Josh Horn extends his hitting streak to 20 games in a row to set a Wingnuts’ record.  The streak dated back to the final two games of the 2009 regular season.

June 8th, 2010
The Wingnuts and Sioux Falls Pheasants participate in the shortest game in American Association history by duration.  The 5-3 Wingnuts’ win lasts just one hour and 15 minutes, and is called after the top of the fifth inning due to inclement weather.

July 9th, 2010
After there are two outs and no one on base in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Wingnuts score three runs against the Grand Prairie AirHogs to tie the game.  The Wingnuts eventually win 8-7 in 11 innings.

July 15th, 2010
Gabe Medina carries a no-hitter into the eighth inning, but the Wingnuts eventually fall 3-2 to the Lincoln Saltdogs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

July 20th, 2010
The Wingnuts overcome a 7-0 deficit to beat the Lincoln Saltdogs 10-9 in 10 innings at Haymarket Park.  Ryan Patteson highlighted the comeback effort with a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning.

July 27th, 2010
The Wingnuts host the American Association All-Star Game at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  The South Division beats the North Division 11-3.  Shortstop Josh Horn, catcher Jeff Christy, and pitcher Nick Singleton represent the Wingnuts.  Kevin Hooper serves as a coach for the event.

August 1st, 2010
Ryan Patterson smacks two home runs and ties a Wingnuts’ record with seven RBI in a 12-5 win at Pensacola.

August 16th, 2010
The Wingnuts finish a three-game sweep of the Sioux Falls Pheasants with a 9-5 win at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  The win valuts the Wingnuts into a first place tie.

August 17th, 2010
The Wingnuts shutout the Sioux City Explorers in both ends of a double header at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  Jae Jung throws a four-hit, complete game shutout in the opener, while four Wingnuts’ hurlers combine for a three-hitter in the nightcap.  The pair of wins gives the Wingnuts sole possession of first place in the North Division for the first time all year.

August 22, 2010
Three Wingnuts’ pitchers combine for a seven-hit shutout in a 1-0 win at El Paso’s Cohen Stadium.  It is the first 1-0 affair at the hitter-friendly ballpark since the Wingnuts lost to the Diablos on June 1st the previous year.

August 28th, 2010
The Wingnuts explode for 16 runs on 22 hits in a 16-2 win versus El Paso at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  Carlos Rivera ties a Wingnuts’ record with five hits.  Ryan Patterson hits the 100th home run of his professional career.

August 29th, 2010
The Wingnuts close out the 2010 season with a 4-2 win versus El Paso at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, but the team ultimately falls one game short of both the second half division title and the wild card.  Their .625 winning percentage (30-18) in the second half is the second-highest for any team in league history that did not reach the postseason.  During the game, left-hander Dustin Pease sets an American Association record with his 54th appearance.

October 2010
The American Association expands to 14 teams, absorbing the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, Gary SouthShore RailCats, Kansas City T-Bones, and Winnipeg Goldeyes from the Northern League.

April 2011
Lawrence-Dumont Stadium undergoes several full-scale renovations, including the installation of a state-of-the-art field turf playing surface.  The dugouts and lighting system are also significantly enhanced.

May 14th, 2011
The Wingnuts defeat the Amarillo Sox 17-16 in a wild game at Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium.  The teams combined for 33 runs on 38 hits.  Wichita scored eight runs in the top of the eighth inning.

May 20th, 2011
The Wingnuts and El Paso Diablos set an American Association record for longest game by duration.  The 15-inning contest takes five hours and 22 minutes, and is split over two calendar days due to the league’s curfew rule.  Wichita scores twice in the bottom of the 15th to win 9-8.  Wingnuts’ pitchers also set a league record with 22 strikeouts.

May 29th, 2011
Nick Singleton allows one hit in eight innings of work in Wichita’s 7-1 win at Lincoln’s Haymarket Park.

June 9th, 2011
Nick Singleton earns credit for a rain-shortened, one-hit shutout in the Wingnuts’ 9-0 win at Sioux Falls Stadium.  The game was called after the top of the fifth due to inclement weather.

June 27th, 2011
Right-hander Junior Guerra strikes out eight and allows two hits over eight shutout innings in the Wingnuts’ 10-0 win versus El Paso at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

June 28th, 2011
The Wingnuts shutout the El Paso Diablos at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium for a second consecutive night when three pitchers combine for a six-hitter.

July 10th, 2011
Rookie right-hander Chad Sherman pitches a two-hit shutout versus the Shreveport-Bossier Captains and strikes out a Wingnuts’ record 12 batters.  Following the game, the Wingnuts re-acquire right-hander Derek Blacksher from the Fort Worth Cats in exchange for outfielder Ryan Patterson.

July 12th, 2011
Derek Blacksher makes his return to the Wingnuts with eight shutout innings in a 5-0 victory versus Shreveport-Bossier at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

July 13th, 2011
Junior Guerra, Matt Nevarez, and Josh Dew combine to no-hit the Shreveport-Bossier Captains at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  The Wingnuts win the game 1-0–the same score during their first no-hitter in June of 2009.  Guerra pitched the first seven and one-third innings while Nevarez utilized a double play to finish the top of the eighth.  Dew worked a perfect top of the ninth.

July 14th, 2011
Left-hander Ryan Hinson pitches seven scoreless innings in a 5-0 win over the Grand Prairie AirHogs in the Wingnuts’ first game at QuikTrip Park since 2008.  It marks the third consecutive game, and fourth in the last five, in which the Wingnuts shutout their opponent.

July 27th, 2011
The Wingnuts score 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning in a 14-9 win versus the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.  Brent Clevlen homered twice during the first, giving him a longball in a Wingnuts’ record four consecutive games.  The win finished a three-game sweep of the two-time defending Northern League champions in which the Wingnuts outscored the RedHawks 34-11.

August 13th, 2011
Wichita scores seven times in the top of the first en route to a 15-4 win at Winnipeg.  Carlos Rivera goes 5 for 6 with two home runs and a Wingnuts’ record five runs scored.

August 19th, 2011
Juan Richardson hits a two-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in the Wingnuts’ 8-6 win versus the Gary SouthShore RailCats.

August 21st, 2011
The Wingnuts beat the Gary SouthShore RailCats 7-2 to complete a three-game sweep at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium that catapults them into first place in the Central Division for the first time since June.  The Wingnuts remain in first place the rest of the year.

August 27th, 2011
The Wingnuts blast the El Paso Diablos 19-2 at Cohen Stadium, setting a team record with 27 base hits.  Juan Richardson sets another team record with six hits, and ties a club mark with seven RBI.  10 different Wingnuts had at least one hit.

August 29th, 2011
The Wingnuts maintain their one-game lead in the Central Division after a bizarre, 7-6 win at El Paso on the second-to-last day of the regular season.  Trailing by one run with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, a dropped fly ball and a correctly overturned call by the umpires play a crucial role in the outcome.

August 30th, 2011
The Wingnuts fall 14-2 at El Paso on the final day of the regular season, but clinch the Central Division as a result of Gary SouthShore’s loss versus St. Paul.  Prior to the game, shortstop Josh Horn and third baseman Juan Richardson are named to the American Association’s Postseason All-Star Team.  Richardson has two RBI in the game, giving him 86 for the season which ties a club record.

September 3rd, 2011
Trailing 2-0 in the best-of-five Division Series, the Wingnuts keep their season alive with a 5-3 win versus eventual league champion Grand Prairie.  Ryan Hinson pitches seven strong innings while Carlos Rivera homers and drives in three.

April 17th, 2012
The Wingnuts sign former Major Leaguer John Rodriguez to a contract.  Rodriguez helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the 2006 World Series and hit .298 during his two seasons in the Majors.

May 18th, 2012
Josh Dew throws a scoreless top of the ninth inning against the Lincoln Saltdogs to become the Wingnuts’ all-time leader in saves with 22.

May 21st, 2012
The Wingnuts fall 5-1 to the Can-Am League’s New Jersey Jackals in Wichita’s first ever interleague contest.

May 23rd, 2012
The Wingnuts set a team record by hitting five home runs in an 18-5 win versus the New Jersey Jackals at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  All nine starters have at least one base hit, while Jake Kahaulelio has six RBI.

May 30th, 2012
The Wingnuts defeat the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 12-6 at Newman Outdoor Field to finish their first road trip of the season at 6-0.  The Wingnuts went 27-22 while away from Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in 2012, marking their first winning record on the road in team history.

June 1st, 2012
The Wingnuts beat the Grand Prairie AirHogs 6-5 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium to tie a franchise record with their ninth consecutive win.  Ryan Khoury drives in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning.

June 2nd, 2012
The Wingnuts win a franchise record 10th straight game, beating the Grand Prairie AirHogs 5-4 in dramatic fashion on CJ Ziegler’s home run in the bottom of the 10th inning.

June 3rd, 2012
Wichita extends its franchise-best winning streak to 11 games with a 9-4 win versus the Grand Prairie AirHogs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

June 4th, 2012
Wichita’s 11-game winning streak is broken at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium behind a complete game effort from Sioux City’s Jason Jarvis.

June 8th, 2012
Taylor Freeman hits a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to help the Wingnuts beat the Kansas City T-Bones 6-5 at CommuntyAmerica Ballpark.

June 10th, 2012
David Peralta homers twice during an eight-run top of the sixth inning during Wichita’s 11-6 win at Kansas City.

June 12th, 2012
Derek Blacksher pitches six and two-thirds shutout innings at Gary SouthShore to become the Wingnuts’ all-time leader in wins.  Wichita won the game 1-0.

June 19th, 2012
Nine-year Major League veteran and Wingnuts’ co-owner Nate Robertson is signed to a contract and pitches two shutout innings in Wichita’s 7-1 win versus the Amarillo Sox at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  Robertson made three starts for Wichita without allowing a run before having his contract purchased by the Toronto Blue Jays.

June 21st, 2012
John Rodriguez goes 5 for 7 with four runs scored and four RBI in the Wingnuts’ 19-10 win against the Sioux City Explorers at Lewis and Clark Park.

June 23rd, 2012
After winning 11 consecutive games earlier in the month, the Wingnuts record their eighth straight victory with a 5-2 win at Sioux City’s Lewis and Clark Park.

June 24th, 2012
Sioux City’s Jason Jarvis–who used a complete game to break Wichita’s 11-game winning streak earlier in the year–ends the Wingnuts’ eight-game run with another complete game effort at Lewis and Clark Park.

June 27th, 2012
Trailing 5-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Wingnuts shock the St. Paul Saints with a six-run rally to win the game 6-5.

July 1st, 2012
Josh Lowey wins his 19th consecutive decision dating back to 2011 in the Wingnuts’ 8-5 win over the Winnipeg Goldeyes at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

July 25th, 2012
With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Jessie Mier singles home the tying and winning runs to give the Wingnuts a 7-6 win over the Amarillo Sox at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

August 5th, 2012
Josh Lowey sets a Wingnuts’ record with his 12th win of the season, striking out nine and allowing one earned run in seven innings.  Wichita defeats the Sioux Falls Pheasants 3-2 at Sioux Falls Stadium.

August 21st, 2012
Josh Lowey ties an American Association record with his 14th win of the season.  The Wingnuts defeat the El Paso Diablos 16-11 at Cohen Stadium.  David Peralta has five RBI.

August 27th, 2012
The Wingnuts clinch the Central Division with a 1-0 win over the El Paso Diablos in game one of a double header at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  Steve Stanley drives in the winning run with a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning.  Josh Lowey earns his 15th victory with a complete game shutout, setting an American Association record.

August 29th, 2012
Right-hander Jared Simon and left-hander Nick Walters each appear in their 55th game of the season, breaking an American Association record held by former Wingnut Dustin Pease.  Both Simon and Walters finished the year with 57 appearances.

August 30th, 2012
Ryan Khoury steals his 35th base of the season, breaking manager Kevin Hooper’s team record of 34 set in 2008.  The Wingnuts win the game 5-1 versus the El Paso Diablos at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

September 1st, 2012
Second baseman Jake Kahaulelio is named to the American Association’s Postseason All-Star team.  Right-hander Josh Lowey is named Pitcher of the Year.  Shortstop Ryan Khoury is named Defensive Player of the Year.

September 3rd, 2012
The Wingnuts defeat the St. Paul Saints 10-4 at Midway Stadium on the final day of the regular season.  It is Wichita’s 59th win of the year, setting a new team record.  Jake Kahaulelio finishes the regular season with a .372 average to capture the batting title.

September 5th, 2012
The Wingnuts shutout the Laredo Lemurs 6-0 in Game One of the Division Series at Uni-Trade Stadium.  Eight different Wingnuts have at least one hit, while Josh Lowey pitches seven shutout innings to pick up the win.

September 6th, 2012
The Wingnuts tie a franchise record with five home runs in a 9-5 win at Laredo in Game Two of the Division Series.  John Rodriguez homers twice, including an inside-the-park home run in the top of the first.

September 7th, 2012
The Wingnuts win their first playoff series in franchise history with an 8-2 win versus the Laredo Lemurs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  The win gives Wichita a three-game sweep and sends them to the American Association Championship Series.

August 21st, 2013
C.J. Ziegler goes 4-for-6 with four RBIs and hits for the cycle in an 18-5 Wingnuts win over the Gary SouthShore RailCats at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary.

September 2nd, 2013
The Wingnuts complete the regular season with a 68-32 record, breaking the American Association record for wins in a season.

September 1st, 2014
The Wingnuts break their own record from the year before by winning a new American Association high 73 games against just 27 losses.

September 13th, 2014
In their third straight appearance in the American Association Championship series the Wingnuts sweep the Lincoln Saltdogs in three games to win their first title. They finish with an overall record of 79-28.

September 6th, 2015
The Wingnuts clinch their fifth straight division title with a 21-1 win over Grand Prairie at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium that sets a new single-game franchise record for runs scored. Wichita finishes 59-41, and falls to eventual champion Laredo in five games in the Division Series.

February 17th, 2016
Pete Rose Jr. is hired as the third manager in Wingnuts history, replacing longtime skipper Kevin Hooper who was hired by the San Diego Padres in the offseason as their Infield Coordinator.

April 23rd, 2016
A near capacity crowd packs Lawrence-Dumont Stadium for the Wingnuts First Annual Community Benefit Concert, headlined by The Band Perry and local country star Logan Mize.

May 21st, 2016
Christian Stringer hits a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth for a 3-2 win over the Lincoln Saltdogs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium that gives new manager Pete Rose Jr. his first win at the helm.

June 6th, 2016
The Wingnuts score four runs in the ninth on a pair of two-run homers from Leo Vargas and Brent Clevlen to force extra innings in an eventual 7-5 14-inning victory over the Kansas City T-Bones at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Clevlen’s homer is his 49th as a Wingnut, breaking C.J. Ziegler’s franchise record.

June 20th, 2016
Jon Link wins his fifth straight start as the Wingnuts knock off the Laredo Lemurs 9-7 at Uni-Trade Stadium. Link’s win his 28th with Wichita, breaking Ryan Hinson’s franchise record. Link will finish the season with 30 career wins as a Wingnut.

June 28th, 2016
An RBI double for Brent Clevlen in the bottom of the sixth gives the veteran outfielder his 200th RBI and 342nd hit as a Wingnut, breaking Josh Horn’s franchise record for career hits with the club. Wichita goes on to beat the Texas AirHogs 6-2 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

July 17th, 2016
Third baseman Zack Cox goes 4-for-5 with five RBIs and hits for the cycle in the Wingnuts 15-5 rout of the Sioux Falls Canaries at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

July 23rd, 2016
T.J. Mittelstaedt becomes the second Wingnut to hit for the cycle in less than a week, going 4-for-4 in a 13-12 loss to the Joplin Blasters at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

August 16th-17th, 2016
T.J. Mittelstaedt hits inside-the-park home runs in back-to-back days in a series against the Kansas City T-Bones at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. The first comes in a 3-0 win in game one of a doubleheader, and the second comes the following day in a 7-6 victory.

August 17th, 2016
Already the franchise leader in career strikeouts, Anthony Capra fans a pair of Kansas City T-Bones to reach 300 strikeouts as a Wingnut. Capra ends the season with a total of 305 career strikeouts.

August 31st, 2016
The Wingnuts clinch their sixth consecutive division title with an 8-3 win over the Joplin Blasters at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. The game is also Brent Clevlen’s 300th as a Wingnut, which breaks the franchise record previously held by Ryan Khoury. Clevlen also marks the occasion with his 400th hit as a Wingnut, an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth.

September 5th, 2016
First baseman Matt Chavez goes 3-for-7 in a doubleheader against the Laredo Lemurs at Uni-Trade Stadium to finish the season with a batting average of .359 and edge teammate Harrison Kain for the batting title. Chavez is the sixth Wingnut to win a batting title in their nine-year history.

September 11th, 2016
The Wingnuts win their third straight over the Sioux City Explorers 10-5 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium to finish off a four-game series victory that sends Wichita to their fourth Championship Series in five years. The Wingnuts take a 2-1 series lead in the Championship Series, but fall in five games to the Winnipeg Goldeyes.