Suwinski Extends Hitting Streak in Road Trip Finale


EASTLAKE, Ohio – The TinCaps came up short in their bid to sweep the Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians affiliate) on Friday night at Classic Park as the Captains prevailed, 3-1. Nevertheless, Fort Wayne retains a lead in the Midwest League Eastern Division second-half wild card race, with 23 regular season games remaining.

The ‘Caps (21-25, 53-62) got off to a quick start. The first three batters, center fielder Jeisson Rosario, second baseman Olivier Basabe, and left fielder Jack Suwinski, each singled, with Suwinski plate Rosario for a 1-0 lead. Suwinski, who added another single in the sixth, extended his hitting streak to a season-long 10 games.

After that, though, Captains (19-27, 48-68) right-handed starter Jean Carlos Mejia settled in and more or less cruised through seven innings.

Lake County equalized in the second with a Jose Vicente solo home run.

The scored remained tied, 1-1, into the sixth inning. The Captains banged out three doubles in the home sixth to grab a 3-1 lead.

Fort Wayne threated with the bases full in the ninth but came up empty. The TinCaps went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight on base, plus had a runner thrown out at home in the fifth.  

Next Game

Saturday, Aug. 11 vs. West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers), 7:05 p.m.

– TinCaps Probable Starter: LHP Ben Sheckler

– Whitecaps Probable Starter: RHP Wilkel Hernandez

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