The Washington Wild Things finished the 2015 campaign on a high note with a 7-1 victory over the Windy City Thunderbolts on Sunday afternoon at CONSOL Energy Park.
Washington starter Luke Wilkins (8-5) went the distance allowing one run on seven hits while striking out nine. The complete-game effort was a large improvement from his last start against the Thunderbolts (41-55) where he lasted 5.1 innings while allowing four runs on seven hits in a Wild Things 12-4 victory on August 19th.
“I took a slightly different approach today with it being the last game of the season,” said Wilkins. “I know hitters don’t want to walk, so they are going to be super aggressive on everything and I tried to use that against them.”
The Wild Things (42-54) offense continued to hit Windy City pitching as they posted seven runs on eleven hits as each position player reached base in the game.
Daniel Poma, Austin Wobrock and Sam Mende paced Washington going a combined 7-for-12 with five singles, a walk, two doubles, four RBI and four runs scored.
Matt Ford added an RBI and a run scored in the winning effort.
The Wild Things finish the 2015 season with a series victory, their first since sweeping Windy City at home in early August.
(WAS) Wilkins (W, 8-5): CG, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K’s. 120 Pitches (73 Strikes).
(WC) Muller (L, 0-1): 4 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K’s, 1 WP. 90 Pitches (58 Strikes).
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