TinCaps Rally Late, But Fall in Series Finale

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DAYTON, Ohio – TinCaps first baseman Carlos Belen reached three times, while chipping in two RBIs on Sunday afternoon at Fifth Third Field, but Fort Wayne fell to the Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds), 4-3.

Fort Wayne (10-14) scored in the top of the first inning. With runners at the corners after two singles from center field Jeisson Rosario and right fielder Tirso Ornelas, Belen grounded a single up the middle to plate Rosario, giving the TinCaps an early lead, 1-0.

Dayton (10-11) responded with a run in the bottom of the second inning. An infield single from Hendrik Clementina scored Stuart Fairchild from third base to tie the game at 1-1.

The Dragons took the lead in the bottom of the third inning. Runners were at first and second with two outs when Fairchild lifted a triple to the right-field warning track to score Jose Garcia and Michael Beltre. Fairchild also scored on the play after a throwing error to third base, giving the Dragons a 4-1 advantage.

The TinCaps attempted a comeback in the top of the sixth inning. Belen lined a single up the middle for his second RBI of the day to score shortstop Gabriel Arias. Fort Wayne third baseman Justin Lopez also collected an RBI on a groundout to shrink the margin to 4-3.

Fort Wayne received a solid performance out of the bullpen from Aaron Leasher who went three perfect innings and collecting three strikeouts.

Next Game

Tuesday, May 1 vs. Beloit Snappers (7:05 p.m.)

– TinCaps Probable Starter: RHP Mason Thompson

– Snappers Probable Starter: TBA

Watch: Comcast Network 81

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