Wichita Wingnuts

Wingnuts await first-round playoff opponent

The Wingnuts will wrap up the regular season Monday, and begin the American Association playoffs Wednesday.
The Wingnuts will wrap up the regular season Monday, and begin the American Association playoffs Wednesday. File photo

The Wingnuts will begin the American Association playoffs on the road on Wednesday. They’re still waiting on an opponent.

Wichita (60-38) clinched the American Association South Division nearly two weeks ago, and will finish with the either the best or second-best record in the league. Their opponent will be either Fargo-Moorhead, Gary or Kansas City.

In the American Association’s best-of-five playoff format, the team with home-field advantage plays the first two games of the series on the road Wednesday and Thursday, then comes home for the final three games.

The Wingnuts will be home at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, and if necessary at 5:05 p.m. next Sunday and 7:05 p.m. Sept. 11.

Fargo-Moorhead (57-42) beat Winnipeg on Sunday afternoon and leads the wild-card race. Gary (55-43) and Kansas City (55-43) were still alive heading into their games Sunday evening. Gary is home against Lincoln, and Kansas City is home against St. Paul.

The Wingnuts beat the Salina Stockade 11-2 on Sunday afternoon at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, and conclude the regular season Monday against the Stockade at 2 p.m.

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