TinCaps win 2 of 3 games Saturday and Sunday

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The TinCaps split a Saturday night double-header which resulted from the game being postponed due to the rain Friday night.

Saturday night coverage from the Box Score:

TinCaps, Whitecaps split twinbill
Sullivan outduels Turner in Game 2

The TinCaps split a makeshift doubleheader Saturday at Parkview Field, falling in a wild Game 1, 12-10, then winning the nightcap, 4-1.

In the opener, Fort Wayne gave up eight runs in the top of the 5th and trailed by margins of 9-0 and 12-4, but came back to bring the winning run to the plate in the bottom of the 9th before losing. Jason Hagerty drilled a pair of two-run homers and a double, scoring three times. Jon Alia went 2-for-4 with a double and Nate Freiman had a 3-for-4 game with a pair of RBIs.

[…] In the nightcap, TinCaps RHP Jerry Sullivan went toe-to-toe with last year’s 9th overall draft pick, West Michigan RHP Jacob Turner.

The TinCaps came up with a rally in the bottom of the 4th. After a leadoff single by Jeudy Valdez, Everett Williams pounded a two-run homer to right-center to make it 2-1. Fort Wayne loaded the bases later in the inning and Dean Anna lifted a sacrifice fly to center to push the lead to 3-1.

Fort Wayne tacked on an insurance run in the 5th. Williams doubled to the gap in left-center, then Freiman followed with an RBI single to make it 4-1.

Sullivan (3-2) allowed just one run on five hits in six innings to grab the win. Turner (0-2) received the loss despite striking out seven in four innings. RHP Nick Schumacher worked a perfect inning to snag his eighth save.

Box Score:

Valdez’s single topples Whitecaps, 7-6
Liriano, Frieman club three hits each

The TinCaps blew a 4-0 lead, but came back to beat the West Michigan Whitecaps, 7-6, Sunday at Parkview Field. Jeudy Valdez hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the 9th.

Fort Wayne pounded out 14 hits. Rymer Liriano went 3-for-3 with a double and two walks and Nate Freiman went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles.

The TinCaps took a 4-0 lead in the 4th inning. Jason Hagerty bounced a two-run single up the middle, off the pitching hand of West Michigan LHP Jade Todd. Todd exited the game with an injury. Later in the inning, Jonathan Galvez and Valdez each drew a bases-loaded walk to push the lead to 4-0.

[…] In the bottom of the 9th, Liriano started the rally with a two-out single to right. Galvez followed with a single to put runners at the corners, then Payne was intentionally walked to load the bases. Valdez hit a soft liner to center which fell in for a game-winning single.

RHP Nick Schumacher (2-1) picked up the win despite allowing the tying run in the top of the 9th. Whitecaps RHP Jose Ortega (0-2) took the loss.

The TinCaps have won six of their last seven games and are now 21-22. West Michigan dropped to 16-27.

The TinCaps and Whitecaps (Class-A Detroit Tigers) finish the four-game series Monday at 7:05 p.m. Fort Wayne RHP Daniel Sarria (1-0) draws the start opposite Whitecaps RHP Trevor Feeney (4-3).

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