A fatal accident was reported at 5:13 a.m. May 22 on northbound I-635 just south of Parallel Parkway.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report, a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle was northbound on I-635 when the driver’s side tire separated. The SUV went into the right ditch, overturned, and the driver was ejected, the trooper’s report stated.
The driver of the SUV, Erwin Potts, 51, Kansas City, Kan., was taken to the hospital, where he died.
Wichita’s Anthony Capra lost his no-hit bid in the ninth inning Wednesday night, but the Wingnuts held on for a 2-0 win over the T-Bones at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
Wichita got the scoring started in the sixth inning with two runs off Kansas City reliever Zach Fowler (0-1). David Amberson led off the inning with a double, and then stole third before Jake Kahaulelio singled to left, giving Wichita a 1-0 lead.
Three batters later, newly-signed veteran Mike Hernandez reached on an RBI fielder’s choice that gave Wichita a 2-0 lead and 2-1 series win in the Kansas Turnpike showdown.
The lone T-Bones hit came with one out and one on — via a walk — in the ninth inning, when Nick Giarraputo singled off Capra and moved Bryan Sabatella to second base. Wichita manager Kevin Hooper brought in closer Matt Nevarez (4), who escaped a bases-loaded, two-out jam by striking out Byron Wiley for the third and final out.
Capra (2-0) allowed eight walks, including four leadoff walks, but managed to keep the T-Bones off the scoreboard. He finished with nine strikeouts.
Kansas City starter Andy Noga pitched three innings and allowed only two hits to go with five strikeouts.
The T-Bones (3-4) return to Community America Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan., Thursday evening to start a four-game series with the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.
Box score: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/boxscoretext.html?gameid=213198
– Story from T-Bones
Unified Government offices and the Board of Public Utilities will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
City, county and the BPU will open for business during regular hours on Tuesday, May 27.