Wingnuts trail in playoff series


GARY, Indiana – – The Gary SouthShore RailCats won the first game of 2013 American Association Championship Series with a 9 to 4 victory over the Wichita Wingnuts Tuesday night.

In the top of the second, Wichita took the lead first for a fourth straight playoff game. David Amberson’s double drove home C.J. Ziegler with the first run of the game.

A three-run homer from Jake Kahaulelio put the Wingnuts ahead 4 to 3 in the seventh inning.

Gary answered with four runs in the home half of the frame. Daunny Pulfer two-run double gave the RailCats a 6 to 4 lead and would tack on three insurance runs.

Game two of the finals will be Wednesday in Gary. The series shifts to Wichita for a contest Friday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

If necessary games four and five are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Wichita. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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