The Wichita Wingnuts scored six runs in the first inning and cruised to a 9-2 win over the Saltdogs at Haymarket Park Thursday night to take a commanding two-games-to-none lead in the American Association Championship Series. The Wingnuts added two more in the second to assume an 8-0 lead. Anthony Capra (1-1) pitched five innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out five and walking four to earn the win.
Ian Gac homered in the bottom of the second and Mike Gilmartin hit a RBI single. Matt Forgatch and Jeremy Hamilton each had multi-hit games for Lincoln. Kevin McGovern (0-1) allowed six runs in 1/3 of an inning to take the loss. Wichita has an opportunity to win its first title Saturday night at 7:05 p.m.
RHP Joe Bisenius (1-1, 3.60) is scheduled to pitch for the Saltdogs against RHP Jason Van Skike (1-0, 1.29).