Fort Wayne, IN – The Fort Wayne TinCaps only had four hits in a 3-2 loss to the Beloit Snappers,
Sunday at Parkview Field. RHP Simon Castro pitched five strong innings but did not receive a
decision. The TinCaps stranded four runners in scoring position.
The Snappers jumped ahead in the top of the 3rd. Drew Thompson ripped an RBI double into the
right-field corner. Aaron Hicks followed with an RBI single to make it 1-0.
The TinCaps came right back with a run in the bottom of the 3rd. Kevin Hansen was hit by a pitch
to open the frame. Daniel Robertson pounded a double to the gap in right-center to put runners
at second and third. Jaff Decker bounced an RBI groundout to tie the game at 1-1.
Fort Wayne momentarily had the lead in the bottom of the 6th. Allan Dykstra drew a two-out
walk. He went to second on an infield single by Justin Baum. Cole Figueroa followed with a
single up the middle to cap a 10-pitch at-bat, scoring Dykstra and giving the TinCaps a 2-1 lead.
In the top of the 8th, Angel Morales hit a game-tying opposite-field solo home run to right,
knotting the score at 2-2.
The Snappers took the lead as they manufactured a run in the top of the 9th against RHP Brad
Brach. Dominic De La Osa drew a one-out walk and stole second base. James Beresford flared
a single to shallow left to plate De La Osa and gave Beloit a 3-2 lead.
Fort Wayne was retired in order in the bottom of the 9th.
Brach (3-3) was saddled with the loss. Beloit LHP Blake Martin (2-1) was the winning pitcher. RHP
Steve Blevins got the final out in the 9th inning to pick up his second save of the year.
Fort Wayne fell to 73-33, 28-8 in the second half. Beloit upped its record to 40-65, 13-22 in the
The TinCaps open a four-game series against the Lansing Lugnuts (Class-A Toronto Blue Jays)
Monday at Parkview Field at 7:05pm. Fort Wayne RHP Stiven Osuna (8-6) takes the hill against
Lansing RHP Chase Lirette (3-2).
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