DAYTON, Ohio – Left fielder Dwanya Williams-Sutton smacked his sixth home run of the season, but the TinCaps lost to the Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds affiliate) on Thursday night at Fifth Third Field, 7-2.
A close game slipped away from Fort Wayne late as Dayton scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, including three with two outs.
The Dragons (26-33, 54-75) initially led 3-0 with a pair of runs in the second and one in the fifth. The TinCaps (24-35, 57-70) pulled to within a run in the top of the sixth as Williams-Sutton hit a light-tower high, two-run homer to left field that brought in Justin Lopez, who had walked in front of him with one out.
However, the ’Caps finished the night 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position, stranding 11 on base. In contrast, the Dragons went 4-for-8 in those situations with only five left on.
Williams-Sutton, the left fielder who leads the Midwest League in on-base percentage (.408), also singled in the game. Meanwhile, center fielder Jawuan Harris also had two hits, including a double.
Friday, Aug. 22 @ Dayton (7 p.m.)
– TinCaps Probable Starter: RHP Adrian Martinez
– Dragons Probable Starter: RHP Clate Schmidt