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SOX FALL TO WINGNUTS

The Wichita Wingnuts pounded out 16 hits against seven Amarillo Sox pitchers in taking a 10-6 win on Sunday at Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium. That gives the American Association's top team the series, two games to one.

Amarillo's starting pitcher Matt Larkins went five innings, allowing five runs. DH Derek Perren sparked the Sox offense with three hits, an RBI and two runs scored. Chris Patton had a hit in his final game with the Sox. He's retiring with 999 career hits.

The Sox are off Monday and Tuesday for the American Association All-Star game. They return to action on Wednesday at Laredo. 

WT ANNOUNCES KICKOFF LUNCHEON

Following the most successful athletic and academic season in school history, the West Texas A&M Athletic Department invites members of Buff Nation to join us for the annual WT Athletics Kickoff Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, August 21st at I Don’t Know Sports Bar & Grill in Amarillo beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Tickets for the event are $15 and ONLY available for advance purchase, fans can purchase their tickets online or by calling the WT Ticket Office at (806) 651-1414. Local fans can purchase their tickets at the WT Ticket Office located inside of the First United Bank Center on Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The final day to purchase tickets for the event will be Friday, August 15th.

The event, presented by the WT Buffalo Club, will see head football coach Mike Nesbitt along with selected student-athletes taking the stage to talk about progress of preseason workouts along with a preview of the upcoming campaign. Coaches and student-athletes from the other fall sports will also be on hand to meet-and-greet with members of Buff Nation.

Following lunch, the WT Athletic Department is proud to welcome current Fox Sports Southwest Host/Reporter and former Lady Buff softball standout Erin Hartigan as the event’s special guest speaker. Hartigan played for the Lady Buffs from 2006-09, being named an All-Region selection her senior season while graduating with her degree in Broadcast Journalism. 

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