FORT WAYNE, Indiana – TinCaps returning left fielder Jack Suwinski homered for the first time this season on Sunday at Parkview Field, but Fort Wayne lost a pair, 10-8, and, 12-1, to the Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians).
Lake County (4-0) and Fort Wayne (0-4) picked things up in the top of the fourth inning after their game on Friday night in Eastlake, Ohio, was suspended due to snow.
The TinCaps led, 6-2, entering the fourth inning, however, the Captains chipped away, and then some. Lake County scored a run in the fourth, followed by a pair in each the sixth and seventh to go up, 7-6.
Fort Wayne responded in the top of the eighth inning–as the visiting team on the scoreboard because of the venue change from when the game technically began on Friday–with two runs. Center fielder Jeisson Rosario plated second baseman Reinaldo Ilarraza with a suicide squeeze bunt single to equalize. Two batters later, right fielder Tirso Ornelas drove in Jack Suwinski with an RBI single take to give the TinCaps an 8-7 advantage.
Lake County, though, responded in the bottom half of the eighth inning with three runs to take a 10-8 lead that would hold for the final score.
After the suspended game had concluded, the two sides then played a seven inning game, per Minor League Baseball’s rules.
The series finale was all Captains. Lake County built a 4-0 lead over their first three trips to the plate. Suwinski put Fort Wayne on the board with a solo homer to right field in the home third. But after that, the Captains pulled away with a pair in the second and an explosive six-run sixth.
Monday, April 9 vs. Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays), 7:05 p.m.
– TinCaps Probable Starter: LHP Tom Cosgrove
– Lugnuts Probable Starter: RHP Maverik Buffo
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