Wingnuts take Game 1 in championship series

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Surging behind a five run second inning the Wichita Wingnuts took down defending American Association champion Winnipeg 12-7 on Wednesday night.

This gives Wichita a 1-0 series lead in the best of five championship series.

They will try to put Winnipeg on the brink of elimination in their Game 2 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium at 7:05 on Thursday night.

It will be their final home game of the season before going to Winnipeg for Game 3 and, if necessary, Games 4 & 5.