TinCaps Bats Sizzle In Rout Of Lansing

By Dean Pantazi

April 21, 2013 Updated Apr 21, 2013 at 12:13 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE (www.incnow.tv) - In one of the best offensive games in franchise history, the TinCaps set season-highs for runs and hits in a game, as they beat the Lansing Lugnuts, 17-8 on Saturday.

Catcher Dane Phillips highlighted a 21-hit attack for Fort Wayne with four hits, including a home run and a triple, falling a double shy of the cycle.

Corey Adams added three hits, drove in four runs, and scored three others.

The TinCaps won despite trailing at one point 4-0, but went ahead in the sixth and blew the game open with six runs in the seventh.

The 17 runs scored for Fort Wayne were the most in a game for the franchise since June 24, 2003 at Beloit, and fell just one run short of the franchise record of 18. Meanwhile, the TinCaps 21 hits were their most since the 2011 Parkview Field season finale on September 2nd against South Bend, and also fell one shy of a Fort Wayne franchise best.

The Caps go for a three game series sweep on Sunday.

For highlights of Saturday night's win click on the video icon on the screen above.

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