Goldeyes force Game Five in Championship Series with Wingnuts


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Wingnuts allowed four runs in the first inning and could never quite come back, losing 5-4 to the Winnipeg Goldeyes Sunday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, sending the Championship Series to a decisive fifth game.

Maikol Gonzalez got things rolling for the visitors, drilling a solo homer off Tyler Kane to put the Goldeyes ahead 1-0. After a walk, Reggie Abercrombie followed with a homer of his own, and with two out Wes Darvill drove in a run with a single to put Winnipeg up by four.

In the sixth, the Nuts got a lead-off homer from T.J. Mittelstaedt. Victor Capellan came in for Winnipeg, and gave up a two-run shot to Harrison Kain, bringing the Wingnuts within one. That’s as close as they’d get.

The Nuts and Goldeyes wrap-up the 2016 American Association Championship Series with Game 5 Monday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Wichita will send right-hander Alex Boshers (2-0, 3.00) to the hill, while Winnipeg will have southpaw Kevin McGovern (0-1, 3.64) on the mound. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

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