TinCaps win 1st game of 1st round playoffs!

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The TinCaps ‘blanked’ the Great Lakes Loons, 1-0 last night.

From the Box Score:

A titanic home run by Everett Williams and a shutout led by RHP Matt Lollis propelled the TinCaps to a 1-0 win over the Great Lakes Loons, Wednesday at Parkview Field.

With the win, Fort Wayne takes a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three playoff series.

[…] Williams came up with one out in the fifth inning and hammered a 1-0 pitch well over the right-field wall to give the TinCaps the lead. Fort Wayne loaded the bases later in the inning on a trio of walks, but RHP Allen Webster worked out of trouble to keep it a one-run game.

The TinCaps threatened again in the sixth thanks to a leadoff double from Edinson Rincon, but failed to score. Great Lakes squandered a chance in the top of the seventh with two on and one out.

[…] Fort Wayne’s record improved to 78-63 for the season. The Loons fell to 90-50 for the year.

The TinCaps continue the best-of-three playoff series against the Loons (Class-A Los Angeles Dodgers) Thursday at Dow Diamond in Midland, Mich., at 7:05 p.m. Fort Wayne LHP Jose De Paula (8-5) takes the ball against Great Lakes LHP Greg Wilborn (4-2).

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